The University of Utah has done us all a great service by placing the Tanner Lectures on one site, free for all to peruse. The Lectures were begun through the funding and efforts of Obert Clark Tanner: “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.” Tanner came to the university following the founding of the OC Tanner Company, a manufacturer of corporate baubles and awards, and an education at UU, Stanford and Harvard. The Lectures are intended as an elaboration of human values and are awarded to various institutions that may bring a scholar of uncommon achievement and ability. Each Lecture must be delivered unencumbered by copyright and therefore free for all to consume. Sadly, the PDFs appear to be of uneven quality and often lack words and pages.

Cavell, Stanley The Uncanniness of the Ordinary Stanford 1985-86 Harvard University
Frankfurt, Harry I. Taking Ourselves Seriously
II. Getting it Right
Stanford 2004 Princeton University
(Emeritus)
Nussbaum, Martha C.
Beyond the Social Contract: Toward Global Justice Cambridge 2003 University of Chicago
Pinsky, Robert American Culture and the Voice of Poetry Princeton 2000-01 Boston University
Pocock, John G. A. Edward Gibbon in History: Aspects of the Text in The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Yale 1988-89 Johns Hopkins University
Rawls, John The Basic Liberties and Their Priority Oxford 1977-78 Harvard University
Scarry, Elaine On Beauty and Being Just Yale 1997-98 Harvard University
Walzer, Michael Interpretation and Social Criticism Harvard 1985-86 Institute for Advanced Study
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