Professor Charles Taylor, “Is Democracy in danger?”

At University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, November, 2012 In a public lecture entitled Is Democracy in danger?, eminent Canadian Philosopher Charles Taylor spoke of democracy as amongst the key civilizational human accomplishments yet one that is also recurrently remade and refashioned across the ages. While we have codified and embedded it into our constitutional, legal and cultural practices in Canada, Professor Taylor spoke of the contemporary sense we still feel of falling back on its ideals. For Professor Taylor, democratic societies require not only shared and acceptable procedures to… Read More

Holberg Prize Symposium 2010: Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis on Decentering History, University of Toronto

Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto and Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emerita Princeton University In the featured presentation of the 2010 Holberg Symposium, Holberg Laureate Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis delivered a brief yet pithy lecture on the subject of decentering history, local stories and cultural crossings in a global age – an inspiring alternative approach to writing global history in a globalized world. In her presentation, Davis defended the plausibility of writing decentered and local histories as a suitable approach for recounting the past in our global world. The… Read More

The Founder

Mr. Charles L. Dumais, Founder and Chairman. ©Integrating Horizons is a foundation that seeks to promote and incorporate diverse philosophical perspectives and combine them with social justice campaigns in order to examine but also cultivate and foster interdisciplinary cultures, self-respect, and fair dialogues when exploring the inherent diversity of our shared global, social problems and solutions. We seek in other words to nurture a critical awareness in the meeting between the value of philosophical self-reflection and the problems identified in social justice campaigns. Our integrating contexts series will seek to organize a… Read More