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Fred A. Westphal
University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL 33146-2503)

The Citizen and his Conscience: The Conflict Between Moral and Civil Obligation

Examination of conflicts between individual morals and laws of the state. To establish rationale and courses of action for resolving these conflicts. To suggest criteria for judging sincerity of appeals to conscience as excuses for breaking the law. Relates to presently mluch-discussed question of civil disobedience.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$3,000 (approved)
$3,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 8/31/1970