Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

Mark Kingwell

From the Editor


Spring 2020 - From the Editor



Nobody can choose your own adventure but you. It is an adjunct insight, if you like, to Heidegger’s existential insistence that our mortality is not something you can ever off-load or outsource to anyone else. You must do your living, and your dying, on your own. Others will be there, just as there are companions and fellows on any adventure. Some of these will be helpful; some will be rivalrous, and some may be leagued in a silent conspiracy to bring you low. You cannot know any of this until you know it …


Mark Kingwell is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and the author, most recently, of Wish I Were Here: Boredom and the Interface (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019). He is at work on a book about the ethics of architecture.



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