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Loyalty: NOMOS LIV

Sanford Levinson, Paul Woodruff, and Joel Parker


Few topics are more ubiquitous in everyday life and, at the same time, more controversial in practice, than that of one's moral obligation to loyalty. Featuring essays by scholars working in a variety of subjects from law to psychology, this book presents diverse perspectives on dilemmas posed by potential conflicts between loyalties to specific institutions or professional roles and more universalistic conceptions of moral duty. It begins with a philosophical exploration of theories of loyalty, both Eastern and Western, then moves to examine several problematic situations in which loyalty is ... More

Keywords: loyalty, moral obligations, moral duty, partisan politics, armed forces, lawyer–client relationships

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814785935
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814785935.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sanford Levinson, editor

Paul Woodruff, editor

Joel Parker, editor

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Part I Conceptions of Loyalty

1 Loyalty and Morality

Bernard Gert

3 In Place of Loyalty

Paul Woodruff

Part II Loyalty and the Law

4 Lawyerly Fidelity

Daniel Markovits

5 Lawyerly Fidelity

Lynn Mather

Part III Military Loyalty

Part IV Partisan Loyalty

9 The Case for Party Loyalty

Russell Muirhead

End Matter