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Melvin M. Tumin
Princeton University (Princeton, NJ 08540-5228)

Value Pluralism and Democratic Society

A number of major debate on values and ideologies characterize public life today in American and Western European democratic societies. Among these are the questions of the balance between equality and inequality of opportunity and reward; the role of reason as against passion and emotions in setting courses in life; the reliance upon divine vs. human powers in the determination of destiny and moral judgments; and the interplay of heredity and environment in the shaping of human character and conduct. The seminar will explore the historical and contemporary expressions of these opposing themes in major institutions (i.e., family, school, work) and investigate their impact on democratic society.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

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Total amounts:
$41,436 (approved)
$41,436 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1977 – 8/31/1978