On loyalty and loyalties: The contours of a problematic virtue

John Kleinig

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    Abstract

    Deep friendship may express profound loyalty, but so too may virulent nationalism. What can and should we say about this Janus-faced virtue of the will? This volume explores at length the contours of an important and troubling virtue ' its cognates, contrasts, and perversions; its strengths and weaknesses; its awkward relations with universal morality; its oppositional form and limits; as well as the ways in which it functions in various associative connections, such as friendship and familial relations, organizations and professions, nations, countries, and religious tradition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages335
    ISBN (Electronic)9780199371259
    ISBN (Print)9780199371266
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    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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