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George Parkin Grant"s critique of technological liberalism

Frank K. Flinn

George Parkin Grant"s critique of technological liberalism

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Published in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grant, George Parkin, -- 1918-1988.,
  • Technology and civilization.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Frank K. Flinn.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 296 leaves ;
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15445104M

    I learned from Grant that the definitions of these words had changed such that one had to speak of classical conservatism or classical liberalism. As scientific reason has become clearer to itself, it has seen more distinctly how different it is from the investigation of final purposes that underlies moral judgement, leaving our basic standards a function of will, it would seem, rather than of reason. Specific historical instances are used by Grant to illustrate his "macro" thesis, rather than analyzed in themselves. Freedom would thus be defined as the pure expression of a desire having no theoretical limits other than the identical desire of others, the whole of these desires being mediated by economic exchanges. Gad Horowitz, taking note of the fact that both real Tories and socialists share an opposition to liberalism-capitalism, suggests an alliance between the remnants of true Toryism in Canada, and the socialists, against the liberal, pro-American, pro-capitalist, "middle" grouping.

    In Grant was awarded a Rhodes scholarship for study at the University of Oxford. Being defined less and less in its own terms than in opposition to the state—its contours fuzzily defined by what was theoretically subtracted from the state—it seemed more an ideological force than a well-defined reality. This is an irony as technique has indeed spread around the world, from its home bases in Britain and especially the U. The concept of class struggle itself has no meaning outside the framework of an individualistic representation of society. Do either the last men or the nihilists deserve to be masters of the earth?

    Ostensibly liberationist social issues are also massively promoted. This work ended my youthful flirtation with the Left and even with classical liberalism. Among francophones, interest in his writing has grown. In Canada, neoconservatism is often seen as an American import.


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The following year he and his family moved to Toronto so that he could take up the position of associate professor of philosophy at York University, a new institution that would eventually be located in a northern suburb of the city. Lewis, who deeply impressed Grant with his humanity and his clarity in debate.

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The New Democratic Party most enthusiastically supports multiculturalism. While regulating supply and demand, the market does not regulate social relations, but on the contrary disorganizes them, if only because it does not take into account demands for which one cannot pay.

It too ultimately has a modern and technological outlook. This narrative, however, ignores the gradual undermining of the traditional belief that moral judgement has a rational basis and therefore also the belief that reason supports liberal justice.

If Grant had had the time and, he said, the courage to write at length about Heidegger, the analysis would presumably have taken up the themes of his last book, Technology and justice, which appeared in Indeed, this rupture best expresses his freedom.

This problem is both religious and political but also philosophical. A collective identity cannot be analyzed in a reductionistic way, as if it were the simple sum of the characteristics possessed by the individuals of a given community.

Ryerson Press, By his preference for political philosophy, Grant has set himself against the rising tide of these disciplines today, which are proceeding — despite some exotic postmodern fraying at the edges — in the direction of analytics, the scientific model, a mathematical modeling of international relations, and administrative and managerial approaches.

Since his death, attention has increasingly focussed on the religious dimension of his thought, and many scholars consider him one of the most original Canadian theologians of the second half of the twentieth century.

George Parkin Grant, political and religious philosopher b. Grant strongly critiqued what he believed were the worst facets of modernitynamely unbridled technological advancement and a loss of moral foundations to guide humanity.

Without some understanding of this strand in his thought, much of Lament for a nation must remain opaque. If they are Roman Catholics, for example, they would be those persons paying at least some attention to the various official teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

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George Parkin Grants critique of technological liberalism book, he is more concerned with the dangers of corporate liberalism, and corporate technocracy, which he sees as emanating from America to undermine a more traditional Canada.

Despite England's traditions of "the rights of Englishmen" -- legal and social instruments were put into place to harry Roman Catholics, such as the Test Acts. In the second stage, the papacy secularized itself by assuming political power.

It was led by the literary scholar and Christian apologist C. Horowitz's definition of socialism is more akin to that of the old, pre-war British Labour Party, or that of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation C.

Grant, G. In he was diagnosed with diabetes. And that came to me very suddenly.George Parkin Grant OC FRSC was a Canadian philosopher and political commentator.

He is best known for his Canadian nationalism, political conservatism, and his views on technology, pacifism, and Christian faith.

He is often seen as one of Canada's most original thinkers. Academically, his writings express a complex meditation on the great books, and confrontation with the great thinkers, of Alma mater: Queen's University, Balliol College, Oxford.

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Manuscript material is held by Library and Arch. Can. (Ottawa) in the George Parkin Grant fonds (R), the George Raleigh Parkin fonds (R), and the William Lawson Grant and Maude Grant fonds (R), and by the estate of the late Sheila Grant (Halifax), which is likely to be transferred to Library and Arch.

Canada.pdf May Jessie Lawson in Halifax, and they had two sons, William Lawson* and George; d. 10 May in Kingston, Ont. George Monro Grant’s father, though a man of diverse talents and an amiable disposition, was unable to support adequately a wife and five children.George Parkin Grant in the Light of John Dewey”—Dirk Windhorst, Redeemer University College Chair—Kyle Queal, The Covenant School of Dallas.

Social Networks as New Kinds of Community (Houston Room—Third Floor, Bill Daniel Student Center) • “Aristotelian Friendship and the Dangers of Communication Technology”—Michael.Technology and Empire ebook, a collection of essays edited by poet and friend Dennis Lee, deepened his critique of technological modernity and Time as History, his Massey lectures, explained the worsening predicament of the West through an examination of the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche.

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