Lecture / Reading

Richard Kraut /Tanner Discussion One

Sponsored by McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Office of the President, Department of Philosophy


Thursday, April 20, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Encina Hall, Oksenberg Room
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The Tanner Lectures consist of two lectures, each followed by a distinct discussion seminar.

This year's Tanner Lectures are given by Richard Kraut, Charles and Emma Morrison Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University. 

Discussion One focuses on the first lecture
The Richness of Human Experience
Wednesday, April 19  5:30-7pm

Abstract: This lecture introduces the historical problem concerning the connection, if any, between well-being and virtue. It then turns to an extended discussion of McTaggart’s puzzle and various solutions to it.  A major topic is the contribution made by pleasure to the value of an experience. Nozick’s puzzle is introduced but postponed.

Discussion One commentators are:
Rachel Barney, University of Toronto, Classics and Philosophy
Tom Hurka, University of Toronto, Philosophy

Lecture Two: Virtue and Experience
Thursday, April 20  5:30-7pm

Discussion Two
Friday, April 21  10am-12pm
Commentators are:
Stephen Darwall, Yale Philosophy
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Author

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Admission Info

Free and open to the public.