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Copyright: 2012
Trim: 6 x 9
Pages: 312
Illustrations: 34 illus.

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978-1-60781-186-2
$35.00
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The Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Volume 31

Edited by Mark Matheson

Tanner Lectures

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 31 features lectures given during the academic year 2010–2011 at Yale University, The University of Utah, The University of Michigan, Stanford University, Princeton University, and Harvard University.


Contributors:

The Ancient Quarrel: Philosophy and Literature, Rebecca Goldstein, Harvard University

America Through My Lens: The Evolving Nature of Race and Class in the Films of Spike Lee, Spike Lee, writer-director, actor, producer

Victims and Heroes, Susan Neiman, the Einstein Forum

Frameworks and Analyzing 100-Year-Old Irrigation Puzzles, Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University, Bloomington

American Grace: Religious Americans Are Nicer and Happier. Why? and American Grace: Americans Are Religiously Devout and Religiously Divided, yet Religiously Tolerant. Why?, Robert Putnam, Harvard University

The Late Neolithic Multispecies Resettlement Camp and The Long Golden Age of Barbarians, a.k.a. Non-State Peoples, James Scott, Yale University

Flourish: Positive Psychology and Positive Interventions, Martin Seligman, University of Pennsylvania

Moral Maze: Dealings in Debt and Ethical Investment?: Attending to Assets, Susan Smith, Girton College, Cambridge


Table of Contents:

Preface to Volume 31

Rebecca Goldstein: The Ancient Quarrel: Philosophy and Literature
Lecture I. Morality and Literature
Lecture II. Metaphysics and Literature

Spike Lee: America Through My Lens: The Evolving Nature of Race and Class in the Films of Spike Lee

Susan Neiman: Victims and Heroes

Elinor Ostrom
Lecture I. Frameworks
Lecture II. Analyzing 100-Year-Old Irrigation Puzzles

James Scott: Four Domestications: Fire, Plants, Animals, and . . . Us
Lecture I. The Late Neolithic Multi-species Resettlement Camp
Lecture II. The Long Golden Age of Barbarians, a.k.a. Non-State Peoples

Martin Seligman Flourish: Positive Psychology and Positive Interventions

Susan Smith: Care-full Markets: Miracle or Mirage?
Lecture I. Moral Maze: Dealings in Debt
Lecture II. Ethical Investment?: Attending to Assets

The Tanner Lecturers

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