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The Best Canadian Essays 2018
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|November 1, 2018

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Featuring trusted series editor Christopher Doda and acclaimed guest editor Mark Kingwell, this tenth installment of Canada's annual volume of essays showcases diverse nonfiction writing from across the country. Culled from leading Canadian magazines and…
True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada
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|January 30, 2017

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Mark Kingwell is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He has published five books.
Wish I Were Here: Boredom and the Interface
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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…
Unruly Voices: Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination
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|September 11, 2012

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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…
Nordique: L?influence du design scandinave au Canada
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|January 30, 2017

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Mark Kingwell is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He has published five books.
Measure Yourself Against the Earth: Essays
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|October 26, 2015

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Mark Kingwell is as at home discussing Battlestar Galactica as he is civility, can find the Plato in popular culture, and sees in idleness a deeply revolutionary gesture. In Measure Yourself Against the Earth , he brings his heady mixture of critical intelligence…
De la pêche à la truite et autres considérations philosophiques

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Tous les pêcheurs sont philosophes, mais quETapos;arrive-t-il lorsquETapos;un philosophe â?? un professeur de philosophie, rien de moins â?? devient pêcheur ? Mêlant souvenirs dETapos;enfance, récit de voyage et réflexions personnelles sur le sens de la vie, Mark…
Stephen Appleby-Barr: The Pale Path
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|October 31, 2017

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Mark Kingwell is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He has published five books.
Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters
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|March 20, 2017

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Fail Better uses the sport of baseball as the entry point for a philosophical examination of the beneficial lessons that failure can offer humanity. Unlike many philosophers, Kingwell's style is open and readily understandable. He has a gift for explaining…
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.…
Toronto
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|October 12, 2006

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"Bloody amazing, brings Toronto alive as never before. Hogtown is dead. A shining metropolis lives." -- Peter C. Newman In the last sixty years, Toronto has been transformed from a provincial town to significant urban heavyweight. Few cities have experienced such…
Practical Judgments: Essays in Culture, Politics, and Interpretation
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|October 26, 2002

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What does it mean to be both a professor of philosophy and a public intellectual in an age when every CEO is hailed as an intellectual, every adman a visionary? When the opinions of TV pundits and 'fast thinkers' seem to carry the day? When academics bemoan the…
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