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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... 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.
What follows are discussions about the essential nature of our condition. They are naturally and unavoidably central to public thought and debate. john ralston saul Acknowledgments This collection would not have been possible were it.
Not only have they added greatly to public debate in Canada over the years, it has been both a pleasure and a privilege to work with them on this project. Although a few of the essays in this volume are available in other anthologies, ...
A generation before Aristotle, another famous philosopher also spent much of his time debating in public, although with less happy results. While sitting in the agora, Athens' central marketplace, and while exercising in the gymnasium, ...
Canadian philosophers have long participated in public debate. Arthur Schafer, Mark Kingwell, Jan Zwicky, Graeme Hunter, John Ralston Saul, Thomas Hurka, Trudy Govier, Will Kymlicka, David Gauthier, Paul and Patricia Churchland, ...