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Copyright: 2014
Trim: 6 x 9
Pages: 368 pp.
Illustrations: 26 figures, 1 table



The Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Volume 33

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 33 features lectures given during the academic year 2012–2013 at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, the University of Oxford, the University of California Berkeley, Harvard University, the University of Utah, and the U.S. Ambassador’s Palace, Paris, France.

William G. Bowen, “Costs and Productivity in Higher Education” and “Prospects for an Online Fix: Can We Harness Technology in the Service of Our Aspirations?”

William G. Bowen was president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 1988 to 2006 and of Princeton University from 1972 to 1988, where he was also a professor of economics and public affairs. He is the author of many books, including Lessons Learned: Reflections of a University President and Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities.

Craig Calhoun, “The Problematic Public: Revisiting Dewey, Arendt, and Habermas”

Craig Calhoun is a world-renowned social scientist whose work connects sociology to culture, communication, politics, philosophy, and economics. His books include Nations Matter, Critical Social Theory, Neither Gods Nor Emperors, and The Roots of Radicalism.

Michael Ignatieff, “Representation and Responsibility: Ethics and Public Office”

Michael Ignatieff is a professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is also the Centennial Chair of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York. His recent books include Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry; The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror; and Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics.

F. M. Kamm, “Who Turned the Trolley?” and “How Was the Trolley Turned?”

F. M. Kamm is Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and professor of philosophy at Harvard University. Her books include Creation and Abortion and The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts.

Claude Lanzmann, “Resurrection”

Claude Lanzmann is a filmmaker and the editor-in-chief of Les Temps Modernes, the journal founded by Jean Paul Sartre in 1945. Shoah, his 1985 film about the Holocaust, is recognized as a landmark of world cinema. In 2013 he was awarded the Honorary Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Robert Post, “Representative Democracy: The Constitutional Theory of Campaign Finance Reform” and “Campaign Finance Reform and the First Amendment”

Robert Post is dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He has written and edited numerous books, including Democracy, Expertise, Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State; For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom (with Matthew M. Finkin); and Constitutional Domains: Democracy, Community, Management.

Michael J. Sandel, “The Moral Economy of Speculation: Gambling, Finance, and the Common Good”

Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he teaches political philosophy. His books include Liberalism and the Limits of Justice; Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics; The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering; and What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.

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