The Tanner Lectures

The Tanner Lectures are available online. Here’s a selection that I found interesting:
Ben Barber’s “”Democratic Alternatives to the Mullahs and the Malls
Seyla Benhabib’s “Reclaiming Universalism: Negotiating Republican Self-Determinism and Cosmopolitan Norms
Stephen Breyer’s “Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution
Umberto Eco’s “Interpretation and Overinterpretation: World, History, Texts
Michel Foucault’s “Omnes et Singulatim: Towards a Criticism of ‘Political Reason’
Francis Fukuyama’s “Social Capital
Amy Gutmann’s “Responding to Racial Injustice
Mchael Ignatieff’s “I. Human Rights as Politics, II. Human Rights as Idolatry
Christine Korsgaard’s “The Sources of Normativity
Robert Nozick’s “Decisions of Principle, Principles of Decision
Mary Robinson’s “I. Human Rights and Ethical Globalization, II. The Challenge of Human Rights Protection in Africa
Michael Sandel’s “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
Antonin Scalia’s “Common-Law Courts in a Civil-Law System: The Role of United States Federal Courts in Interpreting the Constitution and Laws
Elaine Scarry’s “On Beauty and Being Just
Amartya Sen’s “The Standard of Living
Cass Sunstein’s “Political Conflict and Legal Agreement
Charles Taylor’s “Modernity and the Rise of the Public Sphere
Michael Walzer’s “Nation and Universe






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