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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190 thomas hurka 7 A Market Economy Makes Us Better People 192 thomas hurka 8 Questions for the Census Takers 194 andrew irvine 9 Responsible Government 197 andrew irvine VI Free Speech 1 The Most Beautiful Thing in the World 203 andrew ...
3 Unity Poses Questions Already Answered 329 john russell and andrew irvine 4 A Unity Referendum to End All Referendums 333 john russell and andrew irvine 5 The 'Clarity' Bill in Retrospect 337 michel seymour 6 Leading the Way 345 paul ...
But the essential question is whether we want one or the other, in what form or circumstance we might want them, in what conditions we might use them. What follows are discussions about the essential nature of our condition.
He is co-editor of The Leibniz Lexicon, published by Georg Olms Verlag, editor of Spinoza: The Enduring Questions, published by University of Toronto Press, and author of Radical Protestantism in Spinoza's Thought, published by Ashgate.
He is the author of L'institution du langage, published by Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal, La nation en question and Le pari de la démesure: L'intransigeance du Canada face au Québec, both published by l'Hexagone, and Pensée, ...