By Charles R. Acland, William J. Buxton
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The booklet is split into 3 sections: "Reflections on Innis" presents a historic reassessment of Innis, "Gaps and Silences" considers the constraints of either Innis's inspiration and his interpreters, and "Innis and Cultural conception" deals speculations on his impact on cultural research. The interpretations provided mirror the altering panorama of highbrow lifestyles as obstacles among conventional disciplines blur and new interdisciplinary fields emerge.
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According to Hume, "Morals excite passions, and produce or prevent actions. Reason of itself is utterly impotent in this particular. The rules of morality, therefore, are not the conclusions of our reason" (Hume 1965, 457). If passions, which are most often self-regarding, are always a stronger motivation than reason, then law and custom are necessary bulwarks against our tendency to interfere with each other's freedom in pursuit of our own good. Freedom inheres in specific historical and cultural conditions in customs, conventions, and institutions that have evolved gradually over a long period.
The authors of chapters 13-16 reassess Innis's thought in light of cultural and critical theory. Charles R. Acland (chapter 13) demonstrates that Innis's work constitutes a rich legacy for cultural studies. 19 Introduction To be sure, culture for Innis was not something to be enjoyed or used for diversion. Yet he was concerned about the increasing depravity and impoverishment of culture, especially in terms of collective life. As Acland notes, Innis shared with Canadian cultural nationalists of his time the view that industrialism had severely distorted American culture and threatened Canada's as well.
3 Introduction As Daniel Salee (chapter 10) and Alain-G. Gagnon and Sarah Fortin (chapter u) note, while Innis has been canonized within the EnglishCanadian world, his ideas have failed to generate much interest in Quebec. To be sure, as Gagnon and Fortin point out, there was a certain following for Innis at the Universite Laval. As the centre for the "modernizing" tendency within the social sciences, the Faculte des sciences sociales at Laval, under the direction of Pere Georges-Henri Levesque, made a point of sending its students to universities outside Quebec for postgraduate training so that they could return to teach at Laval and contribute their knowledge to the curriculum.