Tanner Lectures on Human Values
The Tanner Lectures on Human Values is a multiversity lecture series in the humanities, founded on July 1, 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, by the American scholar Obert Clark Tanner. In founding the lecture, he defined their purpose as follows:
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.
It is considered one of the top lecture series among top universities, and being appointed a lectureship is a recognition of the scholar's "extra-ordinary achievement" in the field of human values.
Permanent lectureships are established at the following nine institutions:
- Linacre College, Oxford
- University of California, Berkeley
- Clare Hall, Cambridge
- Harvard University
- University of Michigan
- Princeton University
- Stanford University
- University of Utah
- Yale University
- Southern Utah University
Notes and references
- "Tanner Lectures and Philosophy". University of Utah Press. Archived from the original on 2007-05-22. Retrieved 2007-10-16.
- "The Lectures". University of Utah. Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-10-16.
- Jaschik, Scott. "Are college faculty too liberal?". Retrieved 2007-10-16.
- "Universities and Colleges". University of Utah. Retrieved 2007-10-16.