Scope and Contents note
Call Number: SC1047
Title: Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford
Summary: The materials consist of sound recordings, transcripts, and videorecordings of Tanner lectures delivered at Stanford.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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The Center for Ethics in Society collaborates with The Office of the President to host the Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Appointment as a Tanner lecturer is in recognition for uncommon achievement and outstanding abilities in the field of human
values. The lecturers themselves come from the fields of philosophy, religion, the humanities, the sciences, the creative
arts, and learned professions, or from leadership in public or private affairs. The lectureships are international and intercultural
and transcend ethnic, national, religious, and ideological distinctions. Past Tanner lecturers at Stanford include: Jared
Diamond, Dorothy Allison, Paul Krugman, Mary Robinson, Harry Frankfurt, Avishai Margalit, David Brion Davis, and Glenn Loury.
The purpose of the Tanner Lectures is to advance and reflect upon the scholarly and scientific learning relating to human
values. This intention embraces the entire range of values pertinent to the human condition, interest, behavior, and aspiration.
The lectures are published in an annual volume.
The Tanner Lectures were established by the late American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist, Obert Clark Tanner.
In creating the lectureships, Tanner said, "I hope these lectures will contribute to the intellectual and moral life of mankind.
I see them simply as a search for a better understanding of human behavior and human values. This understanding may be pursued
for its own intrinsic worth, but it may also eventually have practical consequences for the quality of personal and social
Stanford is proud to be one of the nine distinguished universities to host the Tanner Lectures. The Tanner lectureships, which
are comprised of annual lectures and seminars, are held at nine universities including Cambridge, Harvard, Michigan, Oxford,
Princeton, The University of California, Utah, Yale, and Stanford.
Scope and Contents note
The materials consist of sound recordings, transcripts, and videorecordings of Tanner lectures delivered at Stanford.
The materials are arranged chronologically.
Gould, Stephen Jay
Hill, Thomas E., Jr.
Meyer, Leonard B.