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The Tanner Lectures on Human Values (Tanner Lectures in Human Values)by Sterling M. Mcmurrin
Synopses & Reviews
Established to advance and reflect upon the scholarly and scientific learning relating to human values and valuation, the annual Tanner lectures are international and intercultural, and transcend ethnic, national, religious and ideological distinctions. Volume V includes 'A Writer from Mexico', by Carlos Fuentes; 'Only a Vision', by Ilya Prigogine; 'The Incompleat Egoist', by David Gauthier; 'Scientific Literacy as a Goal in a High-Technology Society', by Herbert A. Simon; 'The Value of Genius: Haydn in His Time', by H. C. Robbins Landon, and indexes for the first five volumes in the series. Appointment as a Tanner lecturer is a recognition of uncommon capabilities and outstanding scholarly or leadership achievement in the field of human values. The lecturers represented in Volume V, originally published in 1984, view the self from five varied perspectives - from the exploration of the intimate creative self to the preparation of the individual for citizenship through scientific training.
A prestigious series of lectures that are international and intercultural, and transcend ethnic, national, religious, and ideological distinctions.
Established to reflect upon the scholarly and scientific learning relating to human values, the Tanner Lectures are given annually at various universities around the world. Volume V views the self from five varied perspectives - from the exploration of the intimate creative self to the preparation of the individual for citizenship through scientific training.
Table of Contents
The Tanner Lectures on Human Values; The trustees; The advisory commission; Preface to Volume V; 1. A writer from Mexico Carlos Fuentes; 2. Only an illusion Ilya Prigogine; 3. The incompleat egoist David Gauthier; 4. Scientific literacy as a goal in a high-technology society Herbert A. Simon; 5. Haydn and eighteenth-century patronage in Austria and Hungary H. C. Robbins Landon; The Tanner Lecturers; General indices.
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