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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... Vulnerability 368 trudy govier 3 A Repeat of the McCarthy Era Would Imperil Democracy 375 john dixon 4 Evil's Back – Now Let's Recover True and False 378 graeme hunter 5 Freedom, Not Security, Is Fundamental 380 mark kingwell 6 Zap!
7 A Slogan for Our Times 386 john russell 8 The Democratic Challenge 389 john dixon 9 Kindness 391 trudy govier 10 Normal Behaviour 397 john ralston saul XI Happiness and Morality 1 Should Morality Be a Struggle?
... on Campus 467 andrew irvine 6 Civil Liberties, Representative Democracy, Globalization, and Education 470 steven davis Sources and Credits 475 Name Index 481 Foreword There are two obsessions that negate the idea of Contents xiii.
He is a Canadian Commonwealth Fellow, an Honorary Woodrow Wilson Scholar, a Canada Council Fellow, and the author of The Buck Stops Here: Reflections on Moral Responsibility, Democratic Accountability and Military Values, prepared for ...
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