Québec at the Crossroads: The Charter of Values and the Future of Québec By the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs At this conference, Professor Daniel Weinstock depicts the perplexity of the Charter of Values’ in situating it in Quebec’s relatively progressive social and intellectual contexts, particularly in light of the province’s progressive history in family and health policy, subsidized daycare and its supportive record with gay marriage. In my summary of Professor Weinstock’s lecture available here, I explore how to understand the Charter’s support and the new political dynamics inherent to these… Read More
Tu Weiming Harvard University Lecture Series Winter-2001 Confucianism and Moral Reasoning Professor Tu Weiming in the following lecture series speaks on the subject of Confucian humanism and Chinese intellectual history. The lectures consider the basic concepts in Confucianism and the applicability of Confucian ethics in the global context of contemporary issues on the environment, modernity, feminism, and others. The first part of the series considers texts from Confucius, Mencius, Xunzi, Zhu Xi, and Wang Yangming. The second part reviews the applicability of this classical system of ethics as well as classical and modern critiques of the… Read More
I review in this latest article the Prime Minister’s formal apology on the Canadian residential schools system delivered in the House of Commons June 11th 2008. Click here for the article and official documentation on the Canadian apology and the 2006 Canadian Settlement on Residential Schools.