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Three Dimensions of Loyalty

George P. Fletcher

in Loyalty

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195098327
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852901 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098327.003.0002
Three Dimensions of Loyalty

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This chapter uses examples from literature to illustrate the three dimensions of loyalty: loyalty to loved ones (friends, lovers, family members), loyalty to a group (nation, political party) and loyalty to God, an essential component of the Judeo-Christian faith. These loyalties may conflict with each other and with rectitude. These conflicts create both tension and balance within the individual.

Keywords: loyalty; group loyalty; relationship; membership; faith; God; Judeo-Christian faith

Chapter.  6540 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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