ABSTRACT

Honor, as we have seen thus far, is a social process whereby individuals are inscribed with value by a group. The honor system is relational and hinges upon the individual’s internalization of the identifi cation with the value that the group has so inscribed. Each individual is, however, unique and will internalize the inscribed values of each group to diff erent degrees. The internalization of group values represents the impact of social reality into the individual’s ontological proceptive disposition. Honorableness is the individual’s degree of internal acceptance of external valuation of the self.