The Tanner Lectures on Human Values 2000

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The Tanner Lectures on Human Values were founded to advance and reflect upon the scholarly and scientific learning relating to human values. The purpose embraces the entire range of physical, moral, artistic, intellectual, and religious values pertinent to the human condition, interest, behavior, and aspiration. Appointment as a Tanner Lecturer is a recognition of uncommon capabilities and outstanding scholarly or leadership achievement in the field of human values. This year's volume includes Tanner Lectures ...
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The Tanner Lectures on Human Values were founded to advance and reflect upon the scholarly and scientific learning relating to human values. The purpose embraces the entire range of physical, moral, artistic, intellectual, and religious values pertinent to the human condition, interest, behavior, and aspiration. Appointment as a Tanner Lecturer is a recognition of uncommon capabilities and outstanding scholarly or leadership achievement in the field of human values. This year's volume includes Tanner Lectures given at the University of Michigan, Harvard, UC Santa Barbara, Oxford, the University of Utah, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Yale, Cambridge, and Stanford.
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Ten contributions by seven lecturers grace this year's collection. Among them are Harold Bloom speaking on Shakespeare, Mairead Corrigan Maguire on peacemaking from the grassroots in ethnic conflict, Edward Said on lost causes, and Gunther Schuller on jazz. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Featuring nine lectures given during the 1999-2000 academic year at Yale, the University of Michigan, Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Princeton, the University of Utah, and Stanford, this volume represents the work of scholars in subjects like philosophy, history, literature, sociology, religion, music, and physiology. The lectures concern themselves with a range of topics including goodness and advice, spirit visions, poetry and value, the end of German culture, happiness, rhetoric, human rights as politics and idolatry, tradition and convention, and ecological collapses of pre-industrial societies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874806533
  • Publisher: University of Utah Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Tanner Lectures on Human Values Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.55 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values v
The Trustees vii
Preface to Volume 23 ix
Reconceiving Health Care to Improve Quality 1
Human Rights: A Sense of Proportion 23
The Past, Present, and Future of the Human Family 57
The Practice of Value 111
American Culture and the Voice of Poetry 151
A Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art 187
The State and the Shaping of Identity 233
I. Mean Stories and Stubborn Girls 301
II. What It Means to Be Free 319
The Tanner Lecturers 331
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