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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... of Country C 261 grant brown VIII Life and Death 1 Taking the Prime Minister at His Word 267 graeme hunter 2 Abortion and the Moral Standing of the Fetus 270 thomas hurka 3 Does Surrogate Motherhood Turn People into Commodities?
409 thomas hurka 2 Why God Is Irrelevant to Morality 411 thomas hurka 3 The Prime Directive 414 alister browne 4 ... Reality 420 graeme hunter 5 Tsunami Ethics: Jillian's Choice 422 arthur schafer 6 Is There Such a Thing as Moral Luck?
His books include Moral Dealing: Contract, Ethics and Reason, published by Cornell University Press, and Practical Reasoning, The Logic of Leviathan, and Morals by Agreement, all published by Oxford University Press.
His books include Morality and Utility, published by Johns Hopkins Press, The Libertarian Idea and Moral Matters, both published by Broadview Press, and Political Correctness – For and Against, For and Against the State, and Respecting ...
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 ...