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In the agora : the public face of Canadian philosophy

Print Book, English, 2006
Univ. of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2006
XXVI, 486 Seiten ; 23 cm
9780802038951, 9780802038173, 0802038956, 0802038174
237093007
Forewordxv
JOHN RALSTON SAUL
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Contributorsxix
Introduction: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy3(6)
ANDREW IRVINE AND JOHN RUSSELL
I Science and the Environment
1 Expanding Our Perspective
9(10)
PAUL M. CHURCHLAND
2 Is It Time for a New Space Race?
19(3)
ANDREW IRVINE
3 Should We Implant Life on Mars?
22(2)
THOMAS HURKA
4 Wilderness and Agriculture
24(6)
JAN ZWICKY
5 Murdering Trees?
30(5)
TRUDY GOVIER
6 The Environmentalist Faith
35(5)
JEFFREY FOSS
7 Creating the Phenomena
40(3)
IAN HACKING
8 Science Rules
43(2)
JAMES ROBERT BROWN
9 Is Scientific Progress Inevitable?
45(6)
ANDREW IRVINE
II Mind, Intelligence, and the New Technologies
1 From Descartes to Neural Networks
51(3)
PATRICIA SMITH CHURCHLAND
2 How Do Neurons Know?
54(6)
PATRICIA SMITH CHURCHLAND
3 The Role of Logic
60(6)
RAY JENNINGS
4 Paradox and Probability
66(4)
PAUL BARTHA
5 Could a Machine Think?
70(13)
PAUL M. CHURCHLAND AND PATRICIA SMITH CHURCHLAND
6 I Checkmate, Therefore I Am
83(3)
MARK KINGWELL
7 The Credible-Computer Conundrum
86(4)
JOHN RUSSELL AND ANDREW IRVINE
8 The Future of Intimacy
90(9)
MARK KINGWELL
III Education and Culture
1 Broad Subjects Free Us from Narrow Minds
99(4)
ANDREW IRVINE
2 The Young and the Jobless
103(2)
GRAEME HUNTER
3 How to Get to the Top
105(3)
THOMAS HURKA
4 The Case for a Liberal Education
108(4)
JOHN WOODS
5 Why Intellectuals Care about the Flintstones
112(3)
THOMAS HURKA
6 The Ideal of Open-Mindedness
115(3)
WILLIAM HARE
7 Human Destiny
118(9)
THOMAS DE KONINCK
8 Taming The Tempest
127(14)
GRAEME HUNTER
IV The Contemporary World
1 Perfecting Inhumanity
141(2)
DAVID GAUTHIER
2 Society Is Only as Good as Its Apologies
143(3)
JOHN RUSSELL
3 Three Malaises
146(7)
CHARLES TAYLOR
4 Humanism and Its Role in the Contemporary World
153(9)
PETER LOPTSON
5 All Things Being Unequal
162(9)
MARK KINGWELL
V Authority and the Individual
1 What Is Government For?
171(4)
TRUDY GOVIER
2 How to Make Governments Competitive
175(3)
ANDREW IRVINE
3 Where My Rights End - and Yours Begin
178(4)
MARK KINGWELL
4 Guns
182(5)
JAN NARVESON
5 Religion Isn't on Trial
187(3)
JOHN RUSSELL
6 Do Children Have Rights?
190(2)
THOMAS HURKA
7 A Market Economy Makes Us Better People
192(2)
THOMAS HURKA
8 Questions for the Census Takers
194(3)
ANDREW IRVINE
9 Responsible Government
197(6)
ANDREW IRVINE
VI Free Speech
1 The Most Beautiful Thing in the World
203(4)
ANDREW IRVINE
2 The Porn Wars
207(5)
JOHN DIXON
3 The Bessie Smith Factor
212(10)
JOHN DIXON
4 Words Matter
222(3)
JOHN RUSSELL
5 When Liberty Loses Out
225(3)
ANDREW IRVINE
6 Protesters Deserve an Apology
228(3)
ANDREW IRVINE
7 Big, Bad Ideas? No Big Deal
231(6)
STAN PERSKY
VII Reverse Discrimination
1 Why Equality Doesn't Mean Treating Everyone the Same
237(2)
THOMAS HURKA
2 Hidden Meanings
239(3)
LEO GROARKE
3 Affirmative Action: More Radical Arguments
242(3)
THOMAS HURKA
4 Affirmative Action, Women, and 'the 50 Per Cent Solution'
245(7)
LEO GROARKE
5 'Fixing' What Ain't Broke
252(7)
GRANT BROWN
6 It's Affirmative Action, and It's Bad for Universities and Students
259(2)
GRAEME HUNTER
7 The Curious Case of Country C
261(6)
GRANT BROWN
VIII Life and Death
1 Taking the Prime Minister at His Word
267(3)
GRAEME HUNTER
2 Abortion and the Moral Standing of the Fetus
270(3)
THOMAS HURKA
3 Does Surrogate Motherhood Turn People into Commodities?
273(3)
THOMAS HURKA
4 Are Feminists Really Pro-Choice?
276(2)
THOMAS HURKA
5 A Rose Is a Rose, but Clones Will Differ
278(4)
JOHN RUSSELL AND ANDREW IRVINE
6 Human Stem Cell Cloning
282(4)
ARTHUR SCHAFER
7 Feminism, Ethics, and Cancer
286(8)
SUSAN SHERWIN
8 Cracking Down on Medical Trials
294(3)
ARTHUR SCHAFER
9 Physicians, Limited Resources, and Liability
297(62)
EIKE-HENNER W. KLUGE
10 Children and Informed Consent
301(5)
EIKE-HENNER W. KLUGE
11 Robert and Tracy Latimer
306(5)
ALISTER BROWNE
12 Mercy Killing: The Deep Divide
311(3)
JOHN RUSSELL AND ANDREW IRVINE
13 Nancy B and Nancy F
314(4)
LESLIE BURKHOLDER
14 Is Death Really All That Bad for You?
318(5)
THOMAS HURKA
IX National Unity
1 If Quebecers Say No, it Clearly Will Be Out of Fear
323(3)
MICHEL SEYMOUR
2 Equality between Peoples
326(3)
MICHEL SEYMOUR
3 Unity Poses Questions Already Answered
329(4)
JOHN RUSSELL AND ANDREW IRVINE
4 A Unity Referendum to End All Referendums
333(4)
JOHN RUSSELL AND ANDREW IRVINE
5 The 'Clarity' Bill in Retrospect
337(8)
MICHEL SEYMOUR
6 Leading the Way
345(4)
PAUL GROARKE
7 Minorities and the State
349(4)
WILL KYMLICKA
8 The Paradox of Liberal Nationalism
353(6)
WILL KYMLICKA
9 Canadian Nationalism and the Distinctiveness Fetish
359(6)
THOMAS HURKA
X 9/11 and After
1 Being True to Ourselves in Times of Crisis
365(3)
ANDREW IRVINE
2 Vulnerability
368(7)
TRUDY GOVIER
3 A Repeat of the McCarthy Era Would Imperil Democracy
375(3)
JOHN DIXON
4 Evil's Back - Now Let's Recover True and False
378(2)
GRAEME HUNTER
5 Freedom, Not Security, Is Fundamental
380(3)
MARK KINGWELL
6 Zap! You're a Terrorist
383(3)
JOHN RUSSELL
7 A Slogan for Our Times
386(3)
JOHN RUSSELL
8 The Democratic Challenge
389(2)
JOHN DIXON
9 Kindness
391(6)
TRUDY GOVIER
10 Normal Behaviour
397(12)
JOHN RALSTON SAUL
XI Happiness and Morality
1 Should Morality Be a Struggle?
409(2)
THOMAS HURKA
2 Why God Is Irrelevant to Morality
411(3)
THOMAS HURKA
3 The Prime Directive
414(6)
ALISTER BROWNE
4 Monstrous Acts Distort Reality
420(2)
GRAEME HUNTER
5 Tsunami Ethics: Jillian's Choice
422(3)
ARTHUR SCHAFER
6 Is There Such a Thing as Moral Luck?
425(3)
THOMAS HURKA
7 Why Animals Deserve Rights
428(3)
KATHARINE BROWNE AND ALISTER BROWNE
8 Do Animals Have Rights?
431(4)
JAN NARVESON
9 On a Pedestal
435(3)
LEO GROARKE
10 We Yearn for a Sense of Order, but...
438(3)
JOHN RUSSELL
11 Pleasure Alone Won't Make You Happy
441(3)
THOMAS HURKA
12 Love Is All You Need to Understand Christmas
444(5)
JOHN RUSSELL
XII The Changing University
1 Town, Gown, and the Long Way Down
449(4)
GRAEME HUNTER
2 Are University Faculty Unnecessary?
453(3)
ANDREW IRVINE
3 The PC Tyranny
456(6)
LOU MARINOFF
4 Privatizing the University: The New Tragedy of the Commons
462(5)
JAMES ROBERT BROWN
5 The Factory Model Has No Place on Campus
467(3)
ANDREW IRVINE
6 Civil Liberties, Representative Democracy, Globalization, and Education
470(5)
STEVEN DAVIS
Sources and Credits475(6)
Name Index481
"Sources and credits" S. [475] - 480