OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue

ISBN : 9780199371266

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¥6,303
Author: 
John Kleinig
Pages
336 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
161 x 233 mm
Pub date
Aug 2014
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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.

Index: 

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I
1. Topography
2. Neighborhood
3. Status
4. Rationale
5. Particularity
6. Oppositions
7. Limits
Part II
8. Friends
9. Family
10. Organization
11. Profession
12. Tribe/Nation
13. Country
14. God
Concluding Note
References
Indexes

About the author: 

John Kleinig is a philosopher who taught in Australia until 1986 -- working mostly on moral and social philosophy -- when he moved to John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York, where he taught mainly police ethics and social philosophy. Recently retired from CUNY, he remains as Strategic Research Professor and Professor of Policing Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Australia.

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