The Tanner Lectures Vol 27

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, founded July 1, 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, was established by the American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner. Lectureships are awarded to outstanding scholars or leaders in broadly defined fields of human values, and transcend ethnic, national, religious, or ideological distinctions. Volume 27 features lectures given by Ruth Reichl, James Q. Wilson, Marshall Sahlins, David Brion Davis, Allan Gibbard, and Margaret H. Marshall.

Grethe B. Peterson is director of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values. She lives in Park City, Utah.

Table of Contents:

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation: David Brion Davis, Yale University
Thinking How to Live with Each Other: Allan Gibbard, University of Michigan
Tension and Intention: The American Constitutions and the Shaping of Democracies Abroad: Margaret Marshall, Massachusetts Supreme Court
Why Food Matters: Ruth Reichl, Gourmet
Hierarchy, Equality, and the Sublimation of Anarchy: The Western Illusion of Human Nature: Marshall Sahlins, University of Chicago
Politics and Polarization and Religion and Polarization: James Q. Wilson, Pepperdine University