The Tanner Lectures Vol 29

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values were founded July 1, 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, by American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner, to advance and reflect upon scholarly and scientific learning related 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 aspirations.  Appointment as a Tanner Lecturer is a recognition of uncommon abilities and outstanding scholarly or leadership achievement.

Volume 29 also includes an extensive and diverse series of lectures and panel discussions held at Brasenose College, Oxford, in honor of the five hundreth year since the founding of King's Hall and Brasenose College

Table of Contents:
Table of Contents:

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values
The Trustees
Preface to Volume 29

Lisa Jardine, What’s Left of Culture and Society?
Lecture I. The Process of Communication Is the Process of Community
Lecture II. Communication Is a Whole Social Process

Sari Nusseibeh, Philosophical Reflections on the Israeli-Palestinian War
Lecture I. Of Hedgehogs, Foxes, and Swans
Lecture II. Of Folly, Faith, and Miracles

Michael Tomasello, Origins of Human Cooperation
Lecture I. Ontogenetic Origins of Human Altruism
Lecture II. Phylogenetic Origins of Human Collaboration

Marc Hauser, The Seeds of Humanity
Lecture I. Humaniqueness and the Illusion of Cultural Variation
Lecture II. To Do, or Not to Do--That Is the Moral Question

Jeremy Waldron, Dignity, Rank, and Rights
Lecture I. Dignity and Rank
Lecture II. Law, Dignity, and Self-Control