A Disciplined Intelligence: Critical Inquiry and Canadian by A. B McKillop

By A. B McKillop

Targeting the idea of Canada's significant scientists, philosophers, and clerics - males reminiscent of William Dawson and Daniel Wilson, John Watson and W.D. LeSeur, G.M. furnish and Salem Bland - A Disciplined Intelligence starts through reconstructing the principal strands of highbrow and ethical orthodoxy general in Anglo-Canadian schools at the eve of the Darwinian revolution. those comprise Scottish logic philosophy and the average theology of William Paley. The damaging impression of evolutionary rules on that orthodoxy and the foremost exponents of the hot kinds of social evolution - Spencerian and Hegelian alike - are tested intimately. by means of the 20 th century the centre of Anglo-Canadian inspiration were reworked via what had turn into a brand new, evolutionary orthodoxy. The legacy of this effective highbrow stream, British idealism, was once vast. It helped to spoil Protestant denominationalism, give you the philosophical middle of the social gospel move, and represent a big strength at the back of the production of the United Church of Canada. during the 19th century and carrying on with into the 20th, besides the fact that, the ethical principal in Anglo-Canadian proposal remained a relentless presence.

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Michael Gauvreau, "Beyond the Half-Way House: Evangelicalism and the Shaping of English Canadian Culture," Acadiensis 20 (Spring 1990), 158-77 3. Perry Miller, "Preface to the Second Edition," in Miller, Orthodoxy in Massachusetts 1630-1650 (New York: Harper & Row, 1970 [1933]), xxxi 4. D. dissertation, Queen's University, 1976), 414 5. Henry Hubert, Canadian Literature 128 (Spring 1991), 184 6. Michael Gauvreau, American Historical Review 98 (June 1993), 1981 7. Nancy Christie and Michael Gauvreau, A Full-Orbed Christianity: The Protestant Churches and Social Welfare in Canada, 1900-1940 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996), 248-9 8.

Dugald Stewart, The Philosophy of the Active Powers and Moral Powers of Man (1828) In the middle decades of the nineteenth century, the primary function of Anglo-Canadian educators was to show their students and readers that a properly conducted inquiry into the world of nature, whether physical or human, would reveal the wondrous handiwork of God. One group was of cardinal importance in this endeavour: the men hired by college and university officials to set forth the principles of mental and moral philosophy.

10. 11. 12. Century," Canadian-American Public Policy 44 (December 2000), 1-70; Daniel J. Robinson, The Measure of Democracy: Polling, Market Research, and Public Life 1930-1945 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999). Harold Innis, "The Penetrative Powers of the Price System" quoted in Robert E. D. dissertation, University of Alberta, 1998), 1-2 Donald Wright to A. B. D. dissertation, McMaster University, 2000), 169 A Disciplined Intelligence They change their skies but not their minds who cross the sea in ships.

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