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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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. andrew d.
... issues of interest only to the specialist.” What history tells us is that these more obscure moments are the equivalent of technical matters in any profession. They are essential but they are not the essential nature of the subject.
In the morning he spoke on topics of interest only to his students, but later in the day he threw open the gates to his school, the Lyceum, letting in anyone who wanted to enter. Topics of discussion included current politics, ...
... Locke's claim that no government can be legitimate unless it has the consent of the people it governs, Hume's arguments in favour of atheism, Smith's observation that self-interest works invisibly to provide benefits to everyone, ...
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