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by Andrew D. Irvine,John S. Russell

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Andrew D. Irvine,John S. Russell
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University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 2nd ed. edition (September 22, 2006)
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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.

A spirited and engaging read, In the Agora effectively illustrates how Canadian philosophers have contributed to public discourse and enriched our world.

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Irvine and Russell reference some of the signature moments in the history of philosophy to highlight the power of ideas to remake the world

Irvine and Russell reference some of the signature moments in the history of philosophy to highlight the power of ideas to remake the world. However, they do not discuss the tensions or forms of engagement scholars/academics must negotiate in communicating their ideas to a wide audience in contemporary western societies

Andrew Irvine and John Russell, University of Toronto Press, 2006. Tsunami Ethics: Jillian's Choice", In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy, eds.

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Andrew David Irvine (born July 14, 1958) is a Canadian academic who teaches at the University of British Columbia. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Sydney University and is a professor of philosophy and mathematics at UBC Okanagan.

It consists of many essays written by many different philosophers on many different topics. These topics included science, education, politics, free speech, feminism, and more. From Andrew Irvine and John Russell's Introduction: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy (5): Philosophers understand this better than most.

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Although Russell became the third Earl Russell upon the death of his brother in 1931, Russell’s radicalism continued to make him a controversial figure well through middle-age. While teaching at UCLA in the United States in the late 1930s, he was offered a teaching appointment at City College, New York. The appointment was revoked following a series of protests and a 1940 judicial decision which found him morally unfit to teach at the College (Dewey and Kallen 1941, Irvine 1996, Weidlich 2000). The legal decision had been based partly on Russell’s atheism and partly on his fame as an advocate.

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.

Contributors:Paul M. ChurchlandAndrew IrvineThomas HurkaTrudy GovierJeffrey FossJan ZwickyJames Robert BrownPatricia Smith ChurchlandRay JenningsMark KingwellJohn RussellIan HackingWilliam HareGraeme HunterJohn WoodsThomas De KoninckDavid GauthierCharles TaylorPeter LoptsonJan NarvesonJohn DixonLeo Groarke Paul GroarkeStan PerskyGrant BrownSusan SherwinLeslie BurkholderMichel SeymourWill KymlickaJohn RalstonSaulAlister BrowneLou MarinoffSteven Davis