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

CBC Massey Lecture Event: “Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship”

Right and Honorable Adrienne Clarkson, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Dalhousie Arts Centre The Right and Honorable Adrienne Clarkson will be delivering her second CBC Massey lecture Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7pm. The lecture is titled “The Glory that was Greece”. In the presentation, the former Governor General of Canada will trace the concept of citizenship from the classical worlds of Aristotle and the Ancient Greeks in the reflections about the intellectual democratic heritage available to us in understanding contemporary questions of diversity and modern societies…. Read More

The meaning of “home” Pt.2

Integrating Contexts & Philosophical Matters: The Meaning of “Being at Home” Part 2 UPDATE My philosophical work has been in attributing a philosophical reflection of what it is “to be at home” in the world. I am interested in the different ways we concurrently speak of the notion, and how each one affects the normative significance in terms of how things matter to me and how this matters to institutions and governments for thinking not only about major social global issues of the past, the present, and future, but also our freedom as… Read More

The meaning of “home”

Integrating Contexts & Philosophical Matters: The Meaning of “Being at Home” UPDATE A large part of my work has been in reflecting on an attributable philosophical theory of what it means “to be at home”, or a reflection on what it is “to have a home”. I am interested in the different ways we speak of the term and how these notions affect the normative significance each have in terms of how things matter to me and how this in turn matters to institutions and governments, when thinking about the major social global… Read More

Philosophical Matters: The Meaning of “Being at Home” Part 2

I briefly mentioned in a previous written entry on Integrating Horizons that my own private philosophical works have been spent thinking about the meaning of what it is “to be at home”. I was interested in the different ways we currently speak of our sense of being at home, how each affects the normative significance it has in terms of how things matter to me and how this matters to institutions and governments, indeed for thinking not only about major social global issues of the past, the present, and future, but also, perhaps more or less philosophically,… Read More