Date of Award

Spring 2020

Presentation Date


Document Type

Senior Essay

First Advisor

Steve Cortright


This essay utilizes the following texts: Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Euclid’s Elements, Einstein’s Relativity: the Special and General Theory, Berthollet’s Research into the Laws of Chemical Affinity, and finally the crowning jewel of the Saint Mary’s Chemistry Department, McQuarrie’s General Chemistry.

What possible subject could this thesis be investigating you may ask? Well, justice of course! Over the years, many students of this program have experienced the struggle of determining the definition of justice. This thesis proposes that there is only one possible definition of this term which unites all of the realms that justice embraces.

If you are interested in discovering what this definition could be, I urge you to attend this seminar.