Collected Works of George Grant: (1960-1969)

By Arthur Davis and Henry Roper

© 2005

George Grant (1918–1988) has been called Canada’s greatest political philosopher. During his lifetime, he encouraged Canadians to think more deeply about matters of social justice and individual responsibility, writing on subjects as diverse as war, technology, abortion, and Canadian politics. His work continues to this day to stimulate, challenge, and inspire.

Grant’s legacy includes six books, more than two hundred articles, as well as broadcast transcripts, correspondence, and unpublished material. In this, the third volume of the Collected Works of George Grant, editors Arthur Davis and Henry Roper have gathered together Grant’s work from the 1960s, when he was a professor at Hamilton, Ontario’s McMaster University. This is the era when Grant produced his best-known works including Lament for a Nation (1965) and Technology and Empire (1969), both of which are included in this volume. The 1960s also allowed Grant to comment on some of the massive cultural shifts that were taking place at the time and on major events like the war in Vietnam.

As with the previous volumes in the Collected Works, the text is fully annotated and includes an introduction to the period it covers. The series as a whole strives to make evident the pattern of Grant’s thought, but also invites a reconsideration of the nature and significance of his work. His collected writings are a valuable contribution to Canadian political thought and intellectual history.

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  • Page Count: 770 pages
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In this, the third volume of the Collected Works of George Grant, editors Arthur Davis and Henry Roper have gathered together Grant’s work from the 1960s, when he was a professor at Hamilton, Ontario’s McMaster University.

Collected Works of George Grant: (1960-1969)

By Arthur Davis and Henry Roper

© 2005

George Grant (1918–1988) has been called Canada’s greatest political philosopher. During his lifetime, he encouraged Canadians to think more deeply about matters of social justice and individual responsibility, writing on subjects as diverse as war, technology, abortion, and Canadian politics. His work continues to this day to stimulate, challenge, and inspire.

Grant’s legacy includes six books, more than two hundred articles, as well as broadcast transcripts, correspondence, and unpublished material. In this, the third volume of the Collected Works of George Grant, editors Arthur Davis and Henry Roper have gathered together Grant’s work from the 1960s, when he was a professor at Hamilton, Ontario’s McMaster University. This is the era when Grant produced his best-known works including Lament for a Nation (1965) and Technology and Empire (1969), both of which are included in this volume. The 1960s also allowed Grant to comment on some of the massive cultural shifts that were taking place at the time and on major events like the war in Vietnam.

As with the previous volumes in the Collected Works, the text is fully annotated and includes an introduction to the period it covers. The series as a whole strives to make evident the pattern of Grant’s thought, but also invites a reconsideration of the nature and significance of his work. His collected writings are a valuable contribution to Canadian political thought and intellectual history.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Collected Works of George Grant
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 770 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.6in x 2.4in x 9.7in
  • Reviews

    ‘This book is a remarkable compilation of the thoughts of Canada’s best thinker, George Grant. While I have always had real appreciation for his work, after reading it, I have even more regard for Grant. Through his interviews, correspondence and lecture transcripts, one gains a greater insight into how his mind could roam over a complex range of thoughts, yet tie them to ordinary experience in a way that escapes most professional thinkers.’


    Leah Bradshaw, Department of Political Science, Brock University
  • Author Information

    Arthur Davis is an associate professor in the School of Social Sciences at York University.



    Henry Roper is a retired professor and former director of the King's Foundation Year Programme at the University of King's College.

  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments

    Permissions

    Chronology

    Introduction to Volume 3: 1960–1969

    Two Letters to Murray Ross, President of York University

    Convocation Address Given at St John’s College, Winnipeg

     ‘An Ethic of Community’

    Memorandum on Encyclopaedia Britannica

    ‘The Year’s Developments in the Arts and Sciences: Philosophy and Religion’

    Review of Church and State in Canada West: Three Studies in the Relation of Denominationalism and Nationalism, 1841–1867, by John S. Moir

    Exchange with Keith MacDonald, and Two Talks Given to Scientists Sermon for a Student Service, McMaster Divinity School

    Television Script: ‘Augustine’

    Television Script: ‘Kant’

    ‘Conceptions of Health’

    ‘Carl Gustav Jung’

    Review of Thought: Papers Given before the Learned Societies of Canada, 1960

    Letter to Le Devoir: ‘L’économie canadienne’

    ‘The New Europe’

    ‘On Peter Fechter’

    Review of Christianity and Revolution: The Lesson of Cuba,  by Leslie Dewart

    ‘Crime and Corruption’

    ‘American-Soviet Disarmament’

    Review (Unpublished) of Plato on Man and Society, by I.M. Crombie

    Review of Fountain Come Forth: The Anglican Church and the Valley Town of Dundas, prepared by R.B. Gilman

    ‘Memorandum of the Anglican Bishops Concerning the Roman Catholic Hierarchy’s Brief on Education’

    ‘Value and Technology’

    Review of The Four Faces of Peace, by Lester B. Pearson

    Review of The Predicament of Democratic Man, by Edmond Cahn

    ‘Man-Made Man’

    Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism

    Introduction to the Carleton Library Edition (1970) of Lament for a Nation

    Letter to Rodney Crook

    ‘Notes on the Constitutional Question’: A Memorandum Written at the Request of the Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker

    ‘Protest and Technology’

    Letter to the Globe and Mail: ‘Freedom Fighter’

    ‘Individuality in Mass Society’: An Interview of George Grant by Adrienne Clarkson

    Review of The Technological Society, by Jacques Ellul

    ‘How Deception Lurks in the Secular City’: Review of The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective, by Harvey Cox

    ‘The Value of Protest’

    Two Televised Conversations between George Grant and Gad Horowitz

    ‘The Great Society’

    ‘The Conservatives Must Put Canada First’

    ‘From Roosevelt to LBJ’

    Qui Tollit: Reflections on the Eucharist’

    Technology and Empire: Perspectives on North America

    ‘Technology and Man’: An Interview of George Grant by Gad Horowitz

    ‘The Practice of Politics’ and ‘Thought about Politics’: The George C. Nowlan Lectures

    George Grant and the Department of Religion, McMaster University

    Course Lectures at McMaster in the 1960s: A Selection

    Appendix 1: List of Radio and Television Broadcasts by George Grant – CBC

    Appendix 2: Editorial and Textual Principles and Methods Applied in Volume 3

    Index

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