Andrew Stark

Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto-Scarborough, with cross-appointments at the Rotman School of Management, the Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy and Governance.
Andrew Stark

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Andrew Stark is a professor of strategic management and political science at the University of Toronto. He has been a policy advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington and a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is the author of four books: Conflict of Interest in American Public Life (Harvard University Press, 2000), The Limits of Medicine (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Drawing the Line: Public and Private in America (Brookings Institution Press, 2010) and The Consolations of Mortality: Making Sense of Death (Yale University Press, 2016). His articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, Ethics, Political Theory, Dissent, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, and other publications.

The Consolations of Mortality: Making Sense of Death (Yale University Press, 2016)

"[The Consolations of Mortality] provides arresting insights about how we think about being dead (and alive)."

—Glenn C. Altschuler,Psychology Today

 

"Stark has an exceptionally rich, often playful, imagination, one that draws on highly engaging ideas, speculations, epigrams, and thought experiments with which to build his argument. . . . [A] lively and adventurous book."

—Daniel Callahan, Commonweal 

 

"A profound and at times moving philosophical meditation. . . . This is engaged philosophy at its best…."
—A. W. Klink, Choice

 

"Charming"

—Colin McGinn, Wall Street Journal

 

"Exciting. . . each chapter is engaging."

—William Simkulet, Library Journal

 

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Drawing the Line: Public and Private in America (Brookings Institution Press, 2010)

“the compelling reason for being drawn into [Drawing the Line] lies in the remarkable dissection it provides of one of the master narratives of contemporary American policy making…Enjoyable as well as instructive, this is one of those relatively rare academic books which can be enjoyed on the sun lounger as much as in the study.”

Mark Drakeford, Minister of Health and Social Services, Wales, Journal of Social Policy


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The Limits of Medicine (Cambridge University Press, 2006)

“Stark’s most charming philosophic device is the `Kantian doctor,’ a hypothetical physician who bases treatment decisions on the principles of the great philosopher Kant…Even those like me, who reject much of his approach, will learn from his arguments.”

Arthur W. Frank, Globe and Mail


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Conflict of Interest in American Public Life (Harvard University Press, 2000)

“provocative and always stimulating.”

Tony Badger, Times Literary Supplement


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