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Tanner Lectures focus on meaning in life, Nov. 7-8

Philosopher Susan Wolf will discuss "Meaning in Life and Why It Matters" in the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7-8, in 101 McCormick Hall.

Wolf is the Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The author of "Freedom Within Reason," she focuses her research on moral theory and the philosophy of mind. Wolf's lectures will examine her current areas of research, which explore the relations among happiness, morality and meaningfulness in life.

Two scholars will serve as commentators for each of the lectures, which are sponsored by the University Center for Human Values.

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