Loyalty

John Kleinig

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Abstract

Loyalty is usually seen as a virtue, albeit a problematic one. It is constituted centrally by perseverance in an association to which a person has become intrinsically committed as a matter of his or her identity. Its paradigmatic expression is found in friendship, to which loyalty is integral, but many other relationships and associations seek to encourage it as an aspect of affiliation or membership: families expect it, organizations often demand it, and countries do what they can to foster it. May one also have loyalty to principles or other abstractions? Two key issues in the discussion of loyalty concern its status as a virtue and, if that status is granted, the limits to which loyalty ought to be subject.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
EditorsEdward Zalta
Place of PublicationStanford, USA
PublisherStanford University
VolumeFall 2013
ISBN (Electronic)1095-5054
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Kleinig, J. (2013). Loyalty. In E. Zalta (Ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Vol. Fall 2013). Stanford, USA: Stanford University.
Kleinig, John. / Loyalty. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. editor / Edward Zalta. Vol. Fall 2013 Stanford, USA : Stanford University, 2013.
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Kleinig, J 2013, Loyalty. in E Zalta (ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. vol. Fall 2013, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. ed. / Edward Zalta. Vol. Fall 2013 Stanford, USA : Stanford University, 2013.

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