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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... and Scientific Realism and the Plasticity of Mind, published by Cambridge University Press. Steven Davis is a professor of philosophy and director of the Centre on Values and Ethics at Carleton University in Ottawa.
He is the author of Virtue, Vice, and Value, published by Oxford University Press, Perfectionism, also published by Oxford, and Principles: Short Essays on Ethics, published by Harcourt Brace. Andrew Irvine received his PhD from Sydney ...
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 ...
Or are all values subjective? Do we have an obligation to be as honest with strangers as we are with our friends? Or do different ethical standards apply in different circumstances? How should we raise our children?
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