|About the Book|
George Grant Has Been Called The Most Forceful Voice of Philosophic radicalism that Canada has so far produced. As one critic remarked, Reading Grant continually tests my bourgeois, liberal, secular Protestant, social scientific self, forcingMoreGeorge Grant Has Been Called The Most Forceful Voice of Philosophic radicalism that Canada has so far produced. As one critic remarked, Reading Grant continually tests my bourgeois, liberal, secular Protestant, social scientific self, forcing engagement with the hard questions and slippery assumptions of public and private life in technological society. Grant was a prolific writer, engaged by subjects ranging from Canadian politics to ancient philosophy. The George Grant Reader is the first book to bring together a comprehensive selection of his work, allowing readers to sample the whole range of his interests in one volume.The Reader includes selections from all phases of Grants career, beginning with The Empire: Yes or No?, which he wrote in 1945, and ending with an article on Heidegger left unfinished at the time of his death in 1988. A total of forty-six essays grouped into six sections encompass his views on politics, morality, philosophy, education, technology, faith, and love. Also featured are Grants writings on those who most influenced his thought, from St Augustine to Karl Marx and Simone Weil. A number of his more disturbing essays have not been overlooked, such as his forceful writings on abortion. The editors substantial introduction places the articles in the wider context of Grants life and thought.This long overdue collection contains classic works, little-known masterpieces, and previously unpublished material. Not only the ideal starting point for those who have never read Grant, the volume also provides an indispensable reference for Grant specialists.