Tanner Lectures

Casuistry, For and Against: Pascal's Provinciales and Their Aftermath

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values

April 15-17, 2015

The Mahindra Humanities Center and the Office of the President at Harvard present

Carlo Ginzburg
Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Read the interview with Carlo Ginzburg by Matthew Collins.

LECTURE 1

Wednesday, April 15 | Room 105, Emerson Hall | 4:00pm

Casuistry and Irony: Some Reflections on Pascal’s Provinciales

Introductions

Drew G. Faust
President, Harvard University

Robert Darnton
Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, Harvard University

Respondent

Robert Maryks
Associate Director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College


LECTURE 2

Thursday, April 16 | Room 105, Emerson Hall | 4:00pm

Irony, Geometry, Casuistry: Two Case Studies

Introduction

Ann Blair
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Harvard University

Respondent

Lowell Gallagher
Associate Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles


SEMINAR

Friday, April 17 | Room 110, Barker Center | 10:00am

Additional Participants

Mark Jordan
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought, Harvard Divinity School

Frances Kamm
Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University

Moderator

Ann Blair

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

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