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Guide to the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Arrangement note
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC1047
    Creator: Stanford University
    Title: Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford
    Dates: 1981-2011
    Physical Description: 214 megabyte(s)
    Summary: The materials consist of sound recordings, transcripts, and videorecordings of Tanner lectures delivered at Stanford.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    Open for research.
    Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    [identification of item], Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford (SC1047). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The Center for Ethics in Society collaborates with The Office of the President to host the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford.
    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 life."
    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.

    Arrangement note

    The materials are arranged chronologically.

    Access Terms

    Cavell, Stanley.
    Cohen, Gerald.
    Danner, Mark.
    Dworkin, Ronald.
    Foucault, Michel.
    Fraser, Nancy.
    Fried, Charles.
    Gauthier, David.
    Gould, Stephen Jay
    Gutmann, Amy.
    Herman, Barbara.
    Hill, Thomas E., Jr.
    Kornai, Janos.
    McMillan, Evelyn.
    Meyer, Leonard B.
    Ostrom, Elinor.
    Renfrew, Colin.
    Stone, Alan.
    Striker, Gisela.
    Taylor, Charles.
    Lectures.
    Social values.