Date of Award

Summer 1995

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Hinze, Christine F.

Second Advisor

Hinze, Bradford E.

Third Advisor

Maguire, Daniel C.


Notions of interdependence and mutuality have been a significant element in recent developments in the natural sciences, human sciences, and philosophy. These advances across so many fields can be viewed as recognizing the facticity of mutuality, or even its ontological status. If this is so, the ethical questions naturally follow: "Is this state of affairs a 'good'?" ; "How then ought we to act?". It is to these latter questions that this dissertation attends...



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