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Loyalty to Loyalty: Josiah Royce and the Genuine Moral Life

Mathew A. Foust


As a virtue, loyalty has an ambiguous place in our thinking about moral judgments. We lauded the loyalty of firefighters who risked their lives to save others on 9/11, while condemning the loyalty of those who perpetrated the catastrophe. Responding to such uneasiness and confusion, Loyalty to Loyalty contributes to ongoing conversation about how we should respond to conflicts in loyalty in a pluralistic world. The lone philosopher to base an ethical theory on the virtue of loyalty is Josiah Royce. Loyalty to Loyalty engages Royce's moral theory, revealing how loyalty, rather than being just o ... More

Keywords: American Philosophy, Ethics, Morality, Loyalty, Pragmatism, Virtue

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823242696
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823242696.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mathew A. Foust, author
Lander University