Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




The enterprise of ethics has been defined as "the art-science which seeks to bring sensitivity and method to the discernment of moral values." Discerning moral values is a process in which we are all involved. The quality of the discernment process is distinguished, however, by each individual's level of personality development - to what extent "the ability for more sensitive judgment and to respond to principles and ideals in a way that shows a maturely integrated awareness of the value of self and others" is developed - and by the clarity of one's method for discerning moral values. Moral values are human values in the normative sense, that is, what ought humanity to be?