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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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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.
Measure Yourself Against the Earth
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|October 15, 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…
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…
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