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FA-11112-75

Allan F. Gibbard
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)

Consequentialist Ethical Theories: Conceptual and Logical Problems

To examine consequentialist ethical theories, in particular utilitarianism. Project will examine: 1) problems in the formulation of act utilitarianism and explain concepts of "act", "alternativeā€, and "consequence; 2) problems of cooperation among rational act utilitarians; 3) logical issues that arise in evaluating consequences; 4) problems common to theories like rule utilitarianism.

Project fields:
Ethics

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1975 – 6/30/1976