Department of Philosophy

DEPARTMENT OF

Philosophy

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Carlos Prado

Carlos Prado

Emeritus Professor 
B.A., M.A. (Berkeley), Ph.D. (Queen's)

Specialization: Epistemology, Descartes, Foucault, rational suicide, physician-assisted suicide 
E-mail: pradocg@queensu.ca 

About

C. G. Prado is professor emeritus of philosophy at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Born in Guatemala, C. G. Prado grew up in San Francisco, California. His interests and expertise in philosophy are evident in the titles of his published books: 

America's Post-Truth Phenomenon: When Feelings and Opinions Trump Facts and Evidence, editor, Santa Barbara and Denver: Praeger Press, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC., 2018.

Social Media and Your Brain: How Web-Based Communication Is Changing How We Think and Express Ourselves, editor, Santa Barbara and Denver: Praeger Press, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC., 2017.

Coping with Choices to Die, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Starting with Descartes, London and New York: Continuum Books, 2009.

Foucault’s Legacy, editor, London and New York: Continuum Books, 2009.

Choosing to Die: Elective Death and Multiculturalism, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Searle and Foucault on Truth, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

A House Divided: Comparing Analytic and Continental Philosophy, editor, Amherst, New York: Humanity Books (Prometheus), 2003.

The Best Laid Plans: Health Care’s Problems and Prospects, with Lawrie McFarlane, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002.

Starting With Foucault: An Introduction to Genealogy, Second Edition, Boulder and San Francisco: Westview Press, 2000.

Assisted Suicide: Canadian Perspectives, editor, Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2000.

Assisted Suicide: Theory and Practice in Elective Death, with S. J. Taylor, Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books (Prometheus Press), 1999.

The Last Choice: Preemptive Suicide in Advanced Age, Second Edition, Westport and London: Greenwood and Praeger Presses, 1998.

Starting With Foucault: An Introduction to Genealogy, Boulder and San Francisco: Westview Press, 1995.

Descartes and Foucault: A Contrastive Introduction to Philosophy, Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1992 (Reprinted 1997).

The Last Choice: Preemptive Suicide in Advanced Age, Westport and New York: Greenwood Group, 1990.

The Limits of Pragmatism, Atlantic Highlands: Humanities Press, 1987 (Reprinted 1989).

Rethinking How We Age: A New View of the Aging Mind, Westport: Greenwood Press, 1986.

Making Believe: Philosophical Reflections on Fiction, Westport: Greenwood Press, 1984.

Illusions of Faith: A Critique of Noncredal Religion, Dubuque and Toronto: Kendall/Hunt, 1980.