Concepts and Persons

By Michael Lambek

© 2021

The Tanner Lectures are a collection of educational and scientific discussions relating to human values. Conducted by leaders in their fields, the lectures are presented at renowned institutions around the world, including the Universities of Oxford, Harvard, and Yale. In January 2019, University of Toronto’s Michael Lambek, professor, former Canada Research Chair, and member of the Royal Society of Canada, delivered the Tanner Lecture at the University of Michigan’s Department of Philosophy on the topic of "Concepts and Persons."

As well as tracing his career in social and cultural anthropology, Lambek’s Tanner Lecture spoke on the intersection of anthropology and philosophy as a means of articulating the moral basis of human action. By elucidating where anthropology and philosophy might intersect, Lamberk’s lecture is a profound examination of the human condition, and is beautifully captured in this publication.

Concepts and Persons recounts the lecture as delivered at the prestigious event, the commentary of three distinguished respondents, and Lambek’s own response to that commentary. The book’s presentation of the lecture also includes a rich and layered set of notes that augment the lecture significantly, as well as additional clarification and thought that has developed since the event.

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  • Page Count: 160 pages
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  • Dimensions: 5.5in x 1.0in x 8.5in
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Documenting Michael Lambek’s Tanner Lecture, Concepts and Persons is an accessible and engaging reflection on ethical life and thought.

Concepts and Persons

By Michael Lambek

© 2021

The Tanner Lectures are a collection of educational and scientific discussions relating to human values. Conducted by leaders in their fields, the lectures are presented at renowned institutions around the world, including the Universities of Oxford, Harvard, and Yale. In January 2019, University of Toronto’s Michael Lambek, professor, former Canada Research Chair, and member of the Royal Society of Canada, delivered the Tanner Lecture at the University of Michigan’s Department of Philosophy on the topic of "Concepts and Persons."

As well as tracing his career in social and cultural anthropology, Lambek’s Tanner Lecture spoke on the intersection of anthropology and philosophy as a means of articulating the moral basis of human action. By elucidating where anthropology and philosophy might intersect, Lamberk’s lecture is a profound examination of the human condition, and is beautifully captured in this publication.

Concepts and Persons recounts the lecture as delivered at the prestigious event, the commentary of three distinguished respondents, and Lambek’s own response to that commentary. The book’s presentation of the lecture also includes a rich and layered set of notes that augment the lecture significantly, as well as additional clarification and thought that has developed since the event.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 160 pages
  • Illustrations: 1
  • Dimensions: 5.5in x 1.0in x 8.5in
  • Author Information

    Michael Lambek is a professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
  • Table of contents

    Foreword
    Elizabeth Anderson

    Preface and Acknowledgments

    The Lecture

    Commentaries

    Sherry Ortner
    Response to Ortner

    Jonathan Lear
    Response to Lear

    Joel Robbins
    Response to Robbins

    Concluding Remarks
    References

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