Past Tarner Lectures

YearLecturerSubjectListen online:
2019Professor E. SoberSolving Problems in the Philosophy of Science by using (some simple ideas about) Probability

2012Sir Geoffrey LloydThe Ideals of Inquiry:
An Ancient History
2006Professor P. GalisonImages, Objects, and the Scientific Self
2000Professor S. Conway MorrisFootsteps to eternity: the implications of evolution
1996Professor M. RudwickConstructing geohistory in the age of revolution
1994Professor M. RedheadFrom physics to metaphysics
1991Professor I. HackingKinds of people and kinds of things
1988Sir Andrew HuxleyMatter, life, evolution
1985Professor J.F. DysonOrigins of life
1982Professor E.O. WilsonSocio-biology and comparative social theory
1978Professor M. BlackModels of rationality
1975Professor W. KnealeGrammar, logic, and arithmetic
1970Dr G. Buchdahl
1967Professor G.H. von Wright
1965Professor H. BondiAssumption and myth in physical theory
1962Mr H.A.C. DobbsThe concept of time
1960Professor C.F.A. PantinThe A sciences and the B sciences
1956Professor E. Schrödinger (read by Professor J. Wisdom)The physical basis of consciousness
1953Professor G. RyleCross purposes between theories
1949Professor WoodgerBiology and language
1947Sir Edmund WhittakerThe concepts of physics
1946Mr R.B. BraithwaiteLaws of nature, probability, and scientific explanation
1941Dr C.A. MaceCausality and mind
1938Sir Arthur EddingtonThe philosophy of physical science
1935Mr A.D. RitchieThe natural history of mind
1931Dr TennantThe relations between the different departments of knowledge
1929Mr G.E. MooreKnowledge direct and indirect
1926Hon. Bertrand RussellThe analysis of matter
1923Dr C.D. BroadThe border-line between physics and psychology
1919Dr A.N. Whitehead