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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)
Richard B. Brandt (Project Director: January 1975 to present)

The Plausibility of Utilitarianism

To conduct a seminar on the plausibility of Utilitarianism. The seminar will appraise the importance of analysis of moral terms in ordinary use for normative reasoning, and an explanation why some contemporary psychological theory provides for limited objective criticism of both actions and desires. The results will be applied to the question of what kind of moral system a rational person would want for the society in which he lived.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Seminars for College Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$48,957 (approved)
$48,957 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1975 – 12/31/1975