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By Ian Angus

during this series of essays, Ian Angus engages with issues of identification, energy, and the country as they emerge in modern English Canadian philosophical suggestion, trying to arrange the foundation for a severe concept of neoliberal globalization. The essays are equipped into 3 elements. the outlet half bargains a nuanced critique of the Hegelian self assurance and progressivism that has come to dominate Canadian highbrow existence. via an research of the paintings of numerous famous Canadian thinkers, between them Charles Taylor and C. B. Macpherson, Angus means that Hegelian frames of reference are insufficient, failing as they do to deal with the actual fact of English Canada’s carrying on with indebtedness to empire. the second one half specializes in nationwide id and political tradition, together with the function of Canadian reviews as a self-discipline, adapting its serious technique to Canadian political tradition. the 1st components culminate within the confident articulation, partially three, of author’s personal belief, one who is instantaneously extra utopian and extra tragic than that of the 1st components. the following, Angus develops the concept that of locative thought—the taking into account a those that have passed through dispossession, “of a humans looking its position and accordingly of a people who has no longer but stumbled on its place.”

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