President Eisgruber selects Susan Wolf's "Meaning in Life and Why It Matters" for the Class of 2018 as its Pre-Read Book.

April 7, 2014

Published by the Princeton University Press, "Meaning in Life and Why It Matters" is the culmination of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values delivered by Susan Wolf in 2007.


The Tanner Lectures on Human Values are presented annually at a select list of universities around the world. The University Center serves as host to these lectures at Princeton, in which an eminent scholar from philosophy, religion, the humanities, sciences, creative arts or learned professions, or a person eminent in political or social life, is invited to present a series of lectures reflecting upon scholarly and scientific learning relating to “the entire range of values pertinent to the human condition.”