The Tanner Lectures on Human Values

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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. Volume 24 includes Tanner Lectures given at ...
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Overview

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. Volume 24 includes Tanner Lectures given at Cambridge, Harvard, the University of Michigan, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, the University of Utah, Yale, and the Australian National University.
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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: 9780874805437
  • Publisher: University of Utah Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Series: Tanner Lectures on Human Values
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Table of Contents

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values v
The Trustees vii
Preface to Volume 24 ix
Roger Fry's Formalism 1
Pleasure, Change, and the Canon 41
Step Across This Line 73
Democratic Alternatives to the Mullahs and the Malls: Citizenship in an Age of Global Anarchy 107
Painting at Ground Level 129
The Constitution in Crisis: From Bush v. Gore to the War on Terrorism 173
What We Could Rationally Will 285
I. The Morality of Natural Orders: The Power of Medea 371
II. Nature's Customs versus Nature's Laws 392
Beyond the Social Contract: Toward Global Justice 413
Towards Humanism in Psychiatry 509
I. Human Rights and Ethical Globalization 553
II. The Challenge of Human Rights Protection in Africa 567
Henry Adams: The Historian as Novelist 577
The Dilemma of Difference in Democratic Society 627
The Tanner Lecturers 679
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