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Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)
Richard B. Brandt (Project Director: February 1977 to October 1990)

Residential College Teacher Fellowships, 1976-1981
Research Programs

$45,900 (approved)
$45,900 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1978 – 6/30/1979

Rational Action, Rational Belief and Psy chology

To examine utilitarianism in its various forms. Among the concepts to be considered are the concepts of objectively and subjectively right; act-utilitarianism; rule-utilitarianism; and the importance of Rawl's criticisms of utilitarianism. Attention will be given to the implications of utilitarianism for current social issues.