The Price of Loyalty: Sacrifice, Citizenship, and Democracy

Saturday, January 5, 2019: 8:30 AM
Continental A (Hilton Chicago)
Jonathan L. Sheehan, University of California, Berkeley
The relationship between sacrifice and virtuous citizenship in the eighteenth-century age of republican politics illumines the nature of modern loyalty. How did it become possible to imagine as an ethical act the offering of oneself for unknown others, communities, and principles? The paper will conclude with some thoughts about contemporary loyalty and sacrifice.
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