On Friendship, Other Extensions and Related Moral Questions 

Friendship, a form of interpersonal relationship with varying degrees of intimacy, has been a subject of interest to laypeople and scholars alike. At the heart of friendship is the concept of loyalty, which has its fundamental expressions, analyses, and interest in the context of friendship. The purpose of this note is to explore the nature …

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“For the Greatest Good of the Greatest Number”: Examining the Ethical Dilemmas of Whistleblowing

In this fourth post in my series on loyalty, I reflect on the ethical and moral questions surrounding whistleblowing. The key question I explore here has its roots in Michael Sanders' moral philosophical question: 'what is the right thing to do?' I refer to whistleblowing as the calling out of moral or ethical misdemeanors that …

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Is Loyalty a Requirement for Citizenship?

I had implied in my first article in this series that loyalty is a requirement for citizenship. My friend, Omowumi Ogunrotimi, did not agree. She argued that if citizenship is acquired by birth, then a person need not meet any pre-conditions for it. I contend that this view only partially reflects the reality - as …

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“Till Death Do Us Part”? Moral Questions on Marriage and Divorce

In continuation of my previous post on loyalty, I reflect here on some moral questions surrounding divorce. Marriage is an event and process that involves an intent to be loyal or at least a declaration of loyalty. In many, if not most, parts of the world, marriage is significant, and comes with important moral and …

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