Thomas, James 300 Cooper St, Apt B, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G7 CANADA

Given that the terms of an 'internal relation' derive at least in some ways their nature from this relation, one can explore the meaning of 'personal interdependence' with a precise framework for understanding internal relations. A.C. Ewing derived 10 senses of the expression from a thorough study of the 19th- and 20th-century American and British idealist: relations 1) defining the nature, 2) defining only the essential nature, 3) forming qualities, 4) assembling a unity, 5) altering the nature, 6) deriving from the nature, 7) making a difference to the nature, 8) enabling one to infer the nature of the one from the other, 9) constituting a necessary condition for the existence, and 10) being logically, as well as a causally, essential to the existence of their terms. With this framework, I explore some of the ways people with diverse cultures might form a unity and, by reaching out to each other, more fully realize themselves.