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Opening Gambits: Essays on Art and Philosophy

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What is the role of art in modern society? To entertain us? To teach us? Both? And what of philosophy? What relevance does it have to how we think and live? In "Opening Gambits, " Mark Kingwell argues that art and philosophy are forms of play, working at the margins of meaning and sense. Written in Kingwell's typical witty and eloquent style, the book begins with general ...more
Hardcover, 295 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Key Porter Books
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Mark Gerald Kingwell B.A, M.Litt, M.Phil, PhD, D.F.A. (born March 1, 1963) is a Canadian philosopher who is currently professor of philosophy and associate chair at the University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy. Kingwell is a fellow of Trinity College and a Senior Fellow of Massey College. He specialises in theories of politics and culture.

Kingwell has published twelve different books, most
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