Duska on whistleblowing - Duska on whistleblowing Duska's...

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Duska on whistleblowing Duska’s thesis (p 306) one does not have a moral obligation of loyalty to a company, not even a prima facie one, because companies are not the kind of thing that are proper objects of loyalty. It gives them a moral status they do not deserve. Three types of loyalty: 1. Idealists: loyalty is a devotion to something more than persons, to some cause or entity. 2. Social atomists: at most one can be loyal to individuals and loyalty can ultimately be explained away as some other obligation that holds between two people. (according to the atomists, a group is nothing more than the individuals who comprise it. It is certainly not a reality or entity over and above the sum of its parts and consequently is not a proper object of loyalty) 3. Moderate Position: Idealists go too far in postulating some super- personal entity as an object of loyalty. Loyalty is still an important and real relationship that holds between people, one that cannot be dismissed by reducing it to some other relation. According to Duska, the atomists go too far. Some groups, such as a family,
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHI 3360 taught by Professor Quinn during the Spring '08 term at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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