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On the Teachings of George Grant

Critical Studies in Education Volume 55, Number 1, ISSN 1750-8487


One of Canada's greatest public intellectuals, George Grant (1918-1988) studied history as an undergraduate, focusing on concepts and themes rather than minutiae. That same intellectual disposition surfaced later at Oxford, where he had gone on a Rhodes scholarship to study law. Returning to Oxford after the war, he left law to study theology, earning extra money by writing historical articles on Canada for "Chambers' Encyclopedia". Even after becoming the most prominent Canadian philosopher of his time, Grant maintained he always thought like an historian. Reactivating the historical thinking of George Grant can encourage "becoming historical".


Pinar, W.F. (2014). On the Teachings of George Grant. Critical Studies in Education, 55(1), 8-17. Retrieved July 6, 2022 from .

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