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  1. Mary Healy (2013). The Ties of Loyalty. Ethics and Education 8 (1):89 - 100.
    The consideration of how societies hold together and function as one with the coexistence of potentially conflicting ideas and commitments remains a topic of crucial importance. This paper advocates a renewed interest in the subject of loyalty as one of the bonds tying us together in society. It acknowledges that the nature of loyalty has often been seen as problematic, particularly where ties to some affect our abilities to make moral judgements. It purports that the area of conflicting loyalties needs (...)
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  2. Mary Healy (2011). Civic Friendship. Studies in Philosophy and Education 30 (3):229-240.
    This paper seeks to examine the plausibility of the concept of ‘Civic Friendship’ as a philosophical model for a conceptualisation of ‘belonging’. Such a concept, would hold enormous interest for educators in enabling the identification of particular virtues, attitudes and values that would need to be taught and nurtured to enable the civic relationship to be passed on from generation to generation. I consider both of the standard arguments for civic friendship: that it can be understood within the Aristotelian typology (...)
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  3. Mary Healy (2011). Philosophy in Schools. By M. Hand and C. Winstanley, C. (Eds). Journal of Philosophy of Education 45 (1):167-169.
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  4. Mary Healy (2011). Should We Take the Friendships of Children Seriously? Journal of Moral Education 40 (4):441-456.
    The concept of friendship has had a great deal of attention within recent years from philosophers. However, this attention restricts itself to friendship between adults and rarely considers the issue of friendship between children. The issue of friendship and how we socialise with others ought to be an important concept for education, yet schools rarely take the forming, nurturing and nourishing of friendship beyond helping to deal with disputes between friends when they disrupt school life. I wish to argue that (...)
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  5. Mary Healy (2007). School Choice, Brand Loyalty and Civic Loyalty. Journal of Philosophy of Education 41 (4):743–756.
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