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The Tanner Lectures on Human Values
     

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values

by Grethe B. Peterson (Editor)
 

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The Tanner Lectures on Human Values is the annual publication of the Tanner lectures given at Clare Hall, Cambridge University; Brasenose College, Oxford University; Harvard University; Yale University, the University of California; Stanford University, the University of Michigan; and the University of Utah and other locations. Established to reflect upon the

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The Tanner Lectures on Human Values is the annual publication of the Tanner lectures given at Clare Hall, Cambridge University; Brasenose College, Oxford University; Harvard University; Yale University, the University of California; Stanford University, the University of Michigan; and the University of Utah and other locations. Established to reflect upon the scholarly and scientific learning relating to human values, the lectureships are international and intercultural and transcend ethnic, national, religious, and ideological distinctions. Volume IX includes: LAURENCE H. TRIBE 'On Reading the Constitution'; ROGER J. BULGER 'On Hippocrates, Thomas Jefferson and Weber: The Bureaucratic, Technologic Imperatives and the Future of the Healing Tradition in a Voluntary Society'; JON ELSTER 'Taming Chance: Randomization in Individual and Social Decisions'; GISELA STRIKER 'Greek Ethics and Moral Theory'; F. VAN ZYL SLABBERT 'The Dynamics of Reform and Revolt in Current South Africa'; JOSEPH BRODSKY 'A Place as Good as Any'; LOUIS BLOM-cOOPER 'The Penalty of Imprisonment'.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521176385
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Series:
Tanner Lectures in Human Values Series
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

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