Dartford, Messrs. Burroughs, Wellcome & Co.'s Factory, London and suburbs, England, Library of Congress
In this, the first part of our study, we take up the central questions of ethics. What is the nature of the life of excellence? What is the ultimate worth of the goals you seek? What specific courses of conduct will help you to lead an excellent life in keeping with the goals you seek?
The question of how a moral issue differs from other kinds of issues and the evaluation of the criteria for determining its outcome are important parts of our study. What is the importance of authority, law, conscience, revelation, feeling, reason, or science in the determination of rightness human action?
Perhaps of greatest interest is this part of our readings is the question of psychological and ethical relativity. Are moral values objective even though they seem to be culturally relative?