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Risk

Risk

by Mark Kingwell

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|October 13, 2020

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Adventurer's Glossary

Adventurer's Glossary

by Joshua Glenn

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|September 29, 2021

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Adventure is always escapist and often utopian, yet we find solidarity with others and Kafkaesque existential rabbit holes within the words we use to celebrate high-flying escapades. Even when adventures are small in the cosmic scope, the terminology of thrilling…
Wish I Were Here: Boredom and the Interface

Wish I Were Here: Boredom and the Interface

by Mark Kingwell

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|April 8, 2019

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Are you bored of the endless scroll of your social media feed? Do you swipe left before considering the human being whose face you just summarily rejected? Do you skim articles on your screen in search of intellectual stimulation that never arrives? If so, this…
Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters

Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters

by Mark Kingwell

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|April 11, 2017

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Taking seriously the idea that baseball is a study in failure—a very successful batter manages a base hit in just three of every ten attempts—Mark Kingwell argues that there is no better tutor of human failure’s enduring significance than…
Singular Creatures: Robots, Rights, and the Politics of Posthumanism

Singular Creatures: Robots, Rights, and the Politics of Posthumanism

by Mark Kingwell

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|This title releases October 15, 2022

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Unruly Voices: Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination
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"Mark Kingwell is a beautiful writer, a lucid thinker and a patient teacher ... His insights are intellectual anchors in a fast-changing world." -Naomi Klein, author of No Logo Meet the "fast zombie" citizen of the current world. He is a rapid, brainless carrier…
Concrete Reveries: Consciousness And The City
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In Concrete Reveries , acclaimed philosopher and cultural critic Mark Kingwell offers a thoughtful answer to Socrates’ injunction about the life worth living, using the urban experience to illustrate the dynamic between concreteness and abstraction that…
Extraordinary Canadians Glenn Gould

Extraordinary Canadians Glenn Gould

by Mark Kingwell

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|September 4, 2012

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Glenn Gould, one of the twentieth century’s most renowned classical musicians, was also known as an eccentric genius—solitary, headstrong, a hypochondriac virtuoso. Abandoning stage performances in 1964, Gould concentrated instead on mastering various…
True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada
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Mark Kingwell is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He has published five books.
Rites of Way: The Politics and Poetics of Public Space
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There are many ways to approach the subject of public space: the threats posed to it by surveillance and visual pollution; the joys it offers of stimulation and excitement, of anonymity and transformation; its importance to urban variety or democratic politics.…
Nothing For Granted: National Post Columns 2002 2003
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An eloquent look at the first few years of the twenty-first century from acute social critic Mark Kingwell In this collection of his columns published in the National Post from 2000 to 2003, philosopher and critic Mark Kingwell turns his attention to world issues…
Catch And Release: Trout Fishing And The Meaning Of Life
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Mark Kingwell is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He has published five books.
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