Monthly Archives: April 2002

Literacy, Museums and the Arts: Future directions

In April 2002, twenty-seven people from across Canada [see BOX below] met to discuss how museums, arts organizations and literacy orgnaizations can work together to advance adult and family literacy. The symposium, organized by “Reading the Museum”, the literacy program of the Canadian Museums Association, and by The Centre for Literacy, was supported by the National Literacy Secretariat, Human Resources Development Canada. It was held at Dawson College in Montreal. The impetus for the symposium was the work of the ... Read More »

Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804

The greatest member of the idealist school of German philosophy, Immanuel Kant was born at Königsberg, where he spent his entire life, the son of a saddler, reputedly of Scottish origin. Raised in relative poverty and the puritanical strictness of Pietism, Kant studied at the university and after some years as a private tutor in 1755 obtained his doctorate and was appointed privatdozent. His lectures, unlike his written work, were often witty and humorous. The same year he published an ... Read More »