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

The 2nd Quarter Report for © Integrating Horizons

by Charles Dumais, B.A., M.A., Writer and Editor in Chief There’s been such a range of perspectives covered in these first two quarters of 2014. © Integrating Horizons, the project of this very website which I started in February of this year, continues the conversations as well as the dialogues and reflections that seek to further explore the interdisciplinary and practical relations of the field of philosophy to shared global problems — those that have been articulated at conferences and public events. I found that it was almost always the case that… Read More

Justice Murray Sinclair At the Symposium on Reconciliation

Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission. At the Centre for First Nations Governance Click here for the video. In the following selection of presentations for the 2011 Symposium on Reconciliation, Justice Murray Sinclair’s lecture spoke about the meaning of reconciliation in Canada and his work as Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Reconciliation, Justice Sinclair notes, is a non-Aboriginal problem as much as to Aboriginal one because it is something that not only happened to Aboriginal people but it is also something that “Canada did to itself”. It is important… Read More

Dr. Amartya Sen at the 2013 Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence

Click here for the video of the lecture. At the 2013 Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence, Dr. Amartya Sen spoke on the importance of reasoned disagreement in the creation of shared conception(s) of justice. He noted that to understand the role of reasoned disagreement, it is important in fact to understand that reasoned agreement in theories of justice, as notably outlined by Lord Hewart in 1923 and “legendary” Harvard Professor John Rawls and his work in Theories of Justice, seek not mere agreement, neither instrumental nor functional, but the fostering of the conditions… Read More

Professors Agnes Heller, Roger Scruton, Rory Sutherland and Daniel Pick on Modernity

Nexus Conference ‘How to Change the World?’, moderated by Dr. Rob Riemen Click here for the video. In this brief panel discussion hosted by the Nexus-Instituut.nl, Professors Agnes Heller, Roger Scruton, Rory Sutherland and Daniel Pick discuss the broad defining features of our changing world. The discussion in this particular selection focuses on the features we have called modernity — its promises as well as its peculiarities. Click here to read the remainder of the entry.