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Reading George Grant in the 21st Century

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Overview

  • Analyzes George Grant’s legacy as Canada’s foremost public philosophy
  • Considers Grant’s philosophy in the context of contemporary debates, such as nationalism and religion
  • Underlines the import of Grant’s thought decades after his death

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism (PASTCL)

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George Grant (1918-1988) was one of Canada’s foremost public philosophers. Though his thought arose out of reflection on the history of political philosophy, pressing political concerns were never far from view. He was particularly adept at locating the causes of political developments in philosophical movements that were centuries in the making. This book reassesses his ideas in light of philosophical and political developments of recent decades, including the resurgence of nationalism, criticisms of globalization and technocracy, and the ideological realignments having a particularly noticeable effect on right-wing politics. The contemporary reader of Grant is thus able to reflect on his broader criticisms of modernity from within a slightly different historical articulation of modernity. Though George Grant died in 1988, the philosophical themes in his work remain relevant into the 21st century.



Editors and Affiliations

  • Political Science and Philosophy, Trinity Western University, Langley, Canada

    Tyler Chamberlain

About the editor

Tyler Chamberlain lectures in political science and philosophy at various institutions including Trinity Western University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. His primary research interests are early modern political theory and Canadian political thought. He earned his Ph.D in Political Science from Carleton University in 2018.

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