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Architecture Contemporary (1945-)

Concrete Reveries

Consciousness And The City

by (author) Mark Kingwell

Publisher
Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Jun 2009
Category
Contemporary (1945-), Methods & Materials, Aesthetics
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780670043262
    Publish Date
    Mar 2008
    List Price
    $34
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143013235
    Publish Date
    Jun 2009
    List Price
    $22.00

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In Concrete Reveries, acclaimed philosopher and cultural critic Mark Kingwell offers a thoughtful answer to Socrates’ injunction about the life worth living, using the urban experience to illustrate the dynamic between concreteness and abstraction that operates within us.Witty and authoritative, the book is an exhilarating journey through unexpected terrain.

About the author

 

Mark Kingwell is a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto and a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine. He is the author of eleven books of political and cultural theory, including most recently, Concrete Reveries: Consciousness and the City (2008) and Opening Gambits: Essays on Art and Philosophy (2008). He is the recipient of the Spitz Prize in political theory, National Magazine Awards for both essays and columns, and in 2000 was awarded an honorary DFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design for contributions to theory and criticism.

Patrick Turmel is an assistant professor of philosophy at Université Laval. His main research interests are in moral and political philosophy. He has published articles in ethics and on issues pertaining to cities and justice. He is also co-editor of Penser les institutions (Presses de l’Université Laval).

 

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