Concepts and Persons
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.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 160 pages
- Illustrations: 1
- Dimensions: 5.5in x 1.0in x 8.5in
Author InformationMichael Lambek is a professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Table of contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Response to Ortner
Response to Lear
Response to Robbins
Subjects and Courses