In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy
Mark Kingwell, John Ralston Saul, Jan Zwicky, Thomas Hurka, Will Kymlicka, Graeme Hunter, Paul and Patricia Churchland, Michel Seymour, Arthur Schafer, Charles Taylor-the list of Canadian philosophers who have made important contributions to public debate is a long one. Here, in a single volume we find their views on topics ranging from free speech to free trade, from science to citizenship, from terrorism to tyranny, and from ethics to the environment.
In the Agora celebrates the unique perspectives, distinctive voices, and important contributions of Canadian philosophers by bringing together some of the nations' top minds to speak candidly on issues of popular public debate. Following a foreword by John Ralston Saul, editors Andrew D. Irvine and John S. Russell have carefully collected over a hundred essays into an accessible, controversial, and lively book that delves into any number of significant issues.
A spirited and engaging read, In the Agora effectively illustrates how Canadian philosophers have contributed to public discourse and enriched our world. It is a collection that is sure to prompt both interest and debate.
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No Big Deal 231 stan persky VII Reverse Discrimination 1 Why Equality Doesn't Mean Treating Everyone the Same 237 thomas hurka 2 Hidden Meanings 239 leo groarke 3 Affirmative Action: More Radical Arguments 242 thomas hurka 4 Affirmative ...
Her books include Forgiveness and Revenge, published by Routledge, A Delicate Balance: What Philosophy Can Tell Us about Terrorism, published by Westview Press, and A Practical Study of Argument, published by Wadsworth.
His books include Argument, written with John Woods and Douglas Walton and published by Prentice Hall Canada, and Bertrand Russell: Critical Assessments, edited in four volumes and published by Routledge. He xxii Contributors.
His most recent books include Paradox and Paraconsistency, published by Cambridge University Press, and Argument, co-authored with Andrew Irvine and Douglas Walton and published by Prentice Hall Canada. He is a former president of ...
According to others, his constant arguing in public was corrupting the young. Some of Socrates' students may even have been involved in an attempt to overthrow the government. At his trial, Socrates treated the charges with good-natured ...