Tanner Lectures on Human Values at the University of Michigan

2012-13
Craig Calhoun,
 Director of the London School of Economics
Click on title for video stream: "Publicness (and its problems)"

Symposium Commentators (Click here for video stream)
Geoff Eley, Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, Chair and Professor of History, University of Michigan
George Steinmetz, Charles H. Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Germanic Languages, University of Michigan
Michael Warner, Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and Department Chair and Professor of American Studies, Yale University

2011-12
John Broome,
White's Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Oxford and Fellow of Corpus Christi College
Click on title for video stream: "The Public and Private Morality of Climate Change"

Symposium Commentators (Click here for video stream)
William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University 
Arun Agrawal, Research Associate Dean and Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment

2010-11
Martin Seligman
, Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Click on title for video stream: "Positive Psychology and Positive Interventions"

Symposium Commentators (Note there are two links for entire symposium. Link one, Link two)
Kennon Sheldon, Professor of Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia
Valerie Tiberius, Professor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota
Ruut Veenhoven, Emeritus-Professor of 'social conditions for human happiness' Erasmus
University, Rotterdam

2009-2010
Susan Neiman,
Professor and Director of the Einstein Forum, Potsdam, Germany
Click on title for video stream: "Victims and Heroes"

Symposium Commentators (Symposium is available for check-out (DVD) at the Tanner Philosophy Library, 1171 Angell Hall)
Lorraine Daston, Director, Ph.D., Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, Honorarprofessorin für Wissenschaftsgeschichte an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy and James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization, Columbia University
Alexander Nehamas, Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities, Princeton University (last minute cancellation)

2008-2009
Uwe Reinhardt,
James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Click on title for video stream: "American Values in Health Care: A Case of Cognitive Dissonance"

Symposium Commentators (click here for video stream)
Norman Daniels, Harvard University, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health Department of Global Health and Population
Sherry Glied, Columbia University, Department Chair and Professor, Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health
Mark Peterson, UCLA, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science

2007-2008
Brian Skyrms,
Distinguished Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science and Economics, University of California Irvine
Click on title for video broadcast: "Evolution and the SocialContract"

Symposium Commentators: (click here for videostream)
Elinor Ostrom, Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
Michael Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
Peyton Young, James Meade Professor of Economics, University of Oxford, and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

2006-2007
Samantha Power,
Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government
Click on title for video broadcast: "Human Rights: The Risk of Politics"

Commentators:
Allen Buchanan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy Studies, Duke University
Michael Barnett, Harold Stassen Chair of International Relations at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Steve Ratner, Professor of Law, University of Michigan

2005-2006
Marshall Sahlins,
Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences, University of Chicago
"Hierarchy, Equality and the Sublimation of Anarchy: A Western Metaphysics of Order That's Been Around for a Long Time"

Commentators:
Ian Morris, Professor of Classics and History, Stanford
Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton
E. Valentine Daniel, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia

2003-2004
Christine Korsgaard, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy, Harvard
"Fellow Creatures: Kantian Ethics and Our Duties to Animals"

Commentators:
Marc Hauser, Professor of Psychology, Co-Director of Mind, Brain and Behavior Program, Harvard
Seana Shiffrin, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, UCLA
Allen Wood, Professor of Philosophy, Stanford

2002-2003
Claude M. Steele
, Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences, Stanford University
"The Specter of Group Image: Its Unseen Effects on Human Performance and the Quality of Life in a Diverse Society"

Commentators:
Anita Allen-Castellitto, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Glenn C. Loury, Professor of Economics, Boston University
James Sidanius, Professor of Psychology, UCLA

2001-2002
Michael Fried, Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and Director, Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins
"Roger Fry's Formalism"

Commentators:
Thomas Crow, Director, The Getty Research Institute
Toril Moi, James B. Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, Duke
Richard Moran, Professor of Philosophy, Harvard

2000-2001
Partha Dasgupta,
Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics, Cambridge
"Valuing Objects and Evaluating Policies: Economic Well-Being and the Natural Environment"

Commentators:
Debra Satz, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Stanford
T.N. Srinivasan, Samuel C. Parks, Jr. Professor of Economics, Yale
Jeremy Waldron, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia

1999-2000
Helen Vendler
, Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor, Harvard
"Poetry and the Mediation of Value: Whitman on Lincoln"

Commentators:
Kenneth Fuchs, Director and Professor of Music, Oklahoma
Mark E. Neely, Jr., McCabe-Greer Professor in the Civil War Era, Pennsylvania State University
Vivian Pollak, Professor of English, Washington University

1998-99
Walter Burket,
Honorarprofessor, University of Zurich
"Revealing Nature Amidst Multiple Cultures: A Discourse with Ancient Greeks"

Commentators:
Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religion, University of Chicago, Divinity School
Sarah Morris, Professor of Classics, UCLA
Francesca Rochberg, Professor of History, UC Riverside

1997-98
Antonio R. Damasio,
M.W. Van Allen Professor of Neurology, University of Iowa
"Exploring the Minded Brain"

Commentators:
Richard Davidson, Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience, Madison
Susan Wolf, Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins
Robert Zajonc, Professor of Psychology, Stanford

1996-97
Thomas M. Scanlon, Jr.,
Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Harvard
"The Status of Well-Being"

Commentators:
Peter Hammond – Stanford University
Shelly Kagan – Yale University
Cass R. Sunstein – University of Chicago

1995-96
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.,
W.E.B. DuBois Professor of the Humanities, Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies, Harvard
"Enlightenment's Esau: On Burke and Wright"

Commentators:
Gerald Graff, George M. Pullman Professor of English and Education, University of Chicago
Nell Painter, Edwards Professor of American History, Princeton
Hortense Spillers, Professor of English, Cornell
Cancelled at the last moment

1994-95
Daniel Kahneman,
Berkeley
"Cognitive Psychology of Consequences and Moral Intuition"

Commentators:
John Broome, University of Bristol
Frances Kamm, New York University
David Premack, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, U.R.A.

1993-94
William Julius Wilson,
The Lucy Flower University Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Director of the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality, University of Chicago
"The New Urban Poverty and the Problem of Race"

Commentators:
Theda Skocpol, Professor of Sociology, Harvard
Roger Wilkins, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, George Mason
Terry Williams, Associate Professor of Sociology, The New School for Social Research

1992-93
Amos Oz,
Award Winning Author, Professor of Hebrew Literature, Ben Gurion University
"The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict-Tragedy, Comedy, and Cognitive Block: A Storyteller's Point of View"

Commentators:
Rashid Khalidi, Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago
Anton Shammas, Adjunct Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Michigan
Bernard Yack, Professor of Political Science, Wisconsin

1991-92
Christopher Hill,
Honorary Fellow and formerly Master of Balliol College, Oxford
"The Bible in Seventeenth-Century English Politics"

Commentators:
Cynthia Herrup, Professor of History andLaw, Duke
Jerome B. Schneewind, Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins
Jeffrey Stout, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Religion, Princeton

1990-91
Richard Rorty,
University Professor of the Humanities, Virginia
"Feminism and Pragmatism"

Commentators:
Joshua Cohen, Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, MIT
Nancy Fraser, Associate Professor of Philosophy and of Comparative Literature and Theory, Northwestern
Marion Smiley, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wisconsin

1989-90
Carol Gilligan,
Harvard
"Joining the Resistance: Psychology, Politics, Girls and Women"

Commentators:
Mary Brabeck, Boston College
Judith Stacey, UC Davis
Richard Wollheim, UC Berkeley

1988-89
Toni Morrison,
SUNY Albany
"Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence in American Literature"

Commentators:
Amiri Baraka, SUNY Stony Brook
Hazel V. Carby, Wesleyan
Eric Foner, Columbia

1987-88
Albert O. Hirschman,
Institute for Advanced Study
"Two Hundred Years of Reactionary Rhetoric: The Case of the Perverse Effect"

Commentators:
John Diggins, UC Irvine
Stephen Holmes, University of Chicago
Charles Tilly, The New School for Social Research

1986-87
Daniel C. Dennett,
Tufts
"The Moral First Aid Manual"

Commentators:
Drew V. McDermott, Yale
Richard H. Thaler, Cornell
Judith Jarvis Thompson, MIT

1986-86
Clifford Geertz,
Institute for Advanced Study
"The Uses of Diversity"

Commentators:
Stephen Balliol, Oxford
Richard Rorty, Virginia
Dan Sperber, University of Paris

1984-85
Nadine Gordimer,
South Africa
"The Essential Gesture: Writers and Responsibility"

Commentators:
Dennis Brutus, Northwestern
Philippa Foot, UCLA
Gayatri Spivak, Emory

1983-84
Herbert A. Simon,
Carnegie-Mellon
"Scientific Literacy as a Goal in a High-Technology Society"

Commentators:
William Bennet, M.D., Harvard
Hubert L. Dreyfus, Berkeley
Maxine Greene, Columbia
Alan Kay, Chief Scientist & V.P. for Research, Atari Computers

1981-82
Thomas C. Schelling,
Harvard
"Ethics, Law, and the Exercise of Self-Command"

Commentators:
John Elster, University of Oslo
Lee Ross, Stanford
Thomas Nagel, NYU

1980-81
John Rawls,
Harvard
"The Basic Liberties and Their Priority"

Commentators:
Anthony Kronman, Yale Law School
Brian Barry, University of Chicago
Samuel Scheffler, UC Berkeley

1979-80
Robert Coles,
Harvard University
"Children as Moral Observers"

Commentators:
Martin L. Hoffman, City University of New York
Carol Gilligan, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Gareth Matthews, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1978-79
Edward O. Wilson,
Harvard University
"Comparative Social Theory"

Commentators:
Stuart A. Altman, University of Chicago
Alexander Alland, Jr., Columbia
John R. Searle, UC Berkeley

1977-78
Sir Karl Popper,
University of London
"Three Worlds"

Commentators:
Adolf Grünbaum, Pittsburgh
Hilary Putnam, Harvard

1976-77
Joel Feinberg,
University of Arizona.
"Voluntary Euthanasia and the Inalienable Right to Life"