Research Programs: Basic Research

Period of Performance

2/1/1977 - 1/31/1978

Funding Totals

$10,200.00 (approved)
$10,200.00 (awarded)

An Enquiry into Realms of Social Valuation

FAIN: RO-12633

Monticello (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Farida Siddiqi (Project Director: February 1977 to present)

To support an inquiry into how the resolution of social problems through consensus depends on the realm of values involved and the implicit process of social valuation. The grantee will question the growing application of an economic model of valuation and behavior to analysis of social problems. He will consider the realm of economic need separate from the realms of taste, moral norms, scruples, etc. The project which will result in a book, will also consider how concepts of social agreement and coercion must be adapted to the realm of values involved.