The Question of the Political Uses of National Collective Identities

    • Presentation speakers
      • Carles José i Mestre, Department of Philosophy, University of Barcelona, Spain


    First of all, we will try to outline in a substantive way the very notion of “National Collective Identity”, in order to clarify consequently how this notion can be used in a political manner, with the aim to reach normative conclusions about the issue. However, this idea of “National Collective Identity” will be mainly considered regarding our liberal scenarios, which include some important moral restrictions, and it will be argued, in this way, that no really comprehensive idea of nation can be reached regarding those scenarios without paying attention to those moral restrictions.