Loyalty as Good and Duty

John Sabini and Maury Silver

in Emotion, Character, and Responsibility

Published in print October 1998 | ISBN: 9780195121674
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846931 | DOI:
Loyalty as Good and Duty

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This chapter shows how acting from loyalty can be reconciled with the traditional accounts of acting out of duty. It aims to show that the conflict between duty and friendship (a disharmony) is not iatrogenic but environmental. Also, the chapter presents some theories that fail to justify something that is central to a good life.

Keywords: loyalty; friendship; duty; good life; iatrogenesis; environment

Chapter.  3391 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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