Is There a Canadian Philosophy?: Reflections on the Canadian Identity

Is There a Canadian Philosophy?: Reflections on the Canadian Identity

by Gary B. Madison, G. B. Madison, Paul Fairfield
     
 

Is There a Canadian Philosophy? addresses the themes of community, culture, national identity, and universal human rights, taking the Canadian example as its focus. The authors argue that nations compelled to cope with increasing demands for group recognition may do so in a broadly liberal spirit and without succumbing to the dangers associated with an

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Is There a Canadian Philosophy? addresses the themes of community, culture, national identity, and universal human rights, taking the Canadian example as its focus. The authors argue that nations compelled to cope with increasing demands for group recognition may do so in a broadly liberal spirit and without succumbing to the dangers associated with an illiberal, adversarial multiculturalism. They identify and describe a Canadian civic philosophy and attempt to show how this modus operandi of Canadian public life is capable of reconciling questions of collective identity and recognition with a commitment to individual rights and related principles of liberal democracy. They further argue that this philosophy can serve as a model for nations around the world faced with internal complexities and growing demands for recognition from populations more diverse than at any previous time in their histories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780776605142
Publisher:
University of Ottawa Press
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Philosophica Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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