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Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters
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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…
On Risk
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|October 13, 2020

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The Adventurer's Glossary
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|This title releases September 15, 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…
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.
Extraordinary Canadians Glenn Gould
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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…
Opening Gambits: Essays on Art and Philosophy

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What is the role of art in modern society? Is it made to entertain us, to teach us? Both? And what of philosophy? What relevance does it have to how we think and live? In Opening Gambits, cultural critic and philosopher Mark Kingwell puts forth an argument for…
Catch And Release
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|October 1, 2004

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The family joke was that Mark Kingwell would skip "The Weekend"—two days of trout fishing with his father and two brothers. Fishing is stupid, believed Kingwell, scarred by his earlier, dismal experiences with the sport. When he finally agrees to accompany his…
Better Living In The Pursuit Of Happiness From Plato To Prozac

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We all chance happiness but are never truly sure what we're actually chasing. Explore the idea of happiness and the way it's been modified through history in Better Living . It also looks at happiness in terms of economics and politics as well as medical,…
A Civil Tongue: Justice, Dialogue, And The Politics Of Pluralism

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This book is about a widely shared desire: the desire among citizens for a vibrant and effective social discourse of legitimation. It therefore begins with the conviction that what political philosophy can provide citizens is not further theories of the good life…
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.
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…
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