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Mark Kingwell Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
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 twelve books of political and cultural theory, including the national bestsellers Better Living (1998), The World We Want (2000), and Concrete Reveries: Consciousness and the City (2008). His articles on art, architecture and politics have appeared in, among others, Harper's, the Harvard Design Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Canadian Art, the Globe and Mail, and Queen's Quarterly. Kingwell has lectured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia on philosophical subjects. 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. His most recent books, a collection of his essays on art and philosophy called Opening Gambits and The Idler's Glossary (created with Joshua Glenn and Seth), appeared in fall 2008. His philosophical biography of the pianist Glenn Gould will appear in fall 2009, and he is currently at work on a book about 21st-century democracy. Mark received his PhD from Yale.