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Published: 14 August 2012

236 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823242696

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Loyalty to Loyalty

Josiah Royce and the Genuine Moral Life

Mathew A. Foust

A Fordham University Press Publication

American Philosophy (FUP)

  • Royce's philosophy of loyalty is one of the most important parts of his overall theory. This book examines Royce's unique emphasis on loyalty as an ethical virtue, drawing out its implications for contemporary ethical issues such as whistleblowing and disaster response.
  • Though he taught at Harvard and was thus at the apex of American philosophy, Royce is one of the more neglected of the canonical American philosophers—perhaps in part because he was born in Grass Valley, California, perhaps in part because he was a Catholic. This book is part of an on-going effort to give his work the attention it deserves.

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