Born on April 18, 1949 in London, England, Ian Angus immigrated to Canada in 1958. Initially living in Toronto, Angus moved to B.C. from 1981-83, and returned again in 1992. A few of his books include (Dis)Figurations, Primal Scenes of Communication and A Border Within. In his study of English Canadian philosophy, Identity and Justice, he suggests that English Canada "harbours a secret and unofficial dream of self-rule," partially in response to the technological advances and a world market economy.
Angus has taught as a professor of Humanities at Simon Fraser University and lives in East Vancouver with wife Viviana Elsztein and their daughter Cassandra.
Technique and Enlightenment: Limits of Instrumental Reason (University Press of America, 1984)
George Grant’s Platonic Rejoinder to Heidegger (Edwin Mellon, 1987)
A Border Within: National Identity, Cultural Plurality and Wilderness (McGill-Queen’s Press, 1987)
(Dis)figurations: Discourse/Critique/Ethics (Verso, 2000)
Primal Scenes of Communication (State University of New York Press, 2000)
Identity and Justice (UTP 2009).
Emergent Publics: An Essay on Social Movements and Democracy (Arbeiter Ring, 2009)
Editor or Co-editor:
Ethnicity in a Technological Age (Institute for Ukrainian Studies, 1988)
Cultural Politics in America (Routledge, 1989)
The Critical Turn: Rhetoric and Philosophy in Postmodern Discourse (Southern Illinois University Press, 1993)
Anarcho-Modernism: Toward a New Critical Theory in Honour of Jerry Zaslove (Talonbooks, 2001)
[BCBW 2009] "Philosophy"
A Border Within: National Identity, Cultural Plurality, and Wilderness (McGill-Queen's $55, $19.95)
With a cover illustration of a moose walking on a tightrope suspended above the needle of the CN tower, A Border Within: National Identity, Cultural Plurality, and Wilderness (McGill-Queen's $55, $19.95) by SFU's Ian Angus addresses theories and issues pertaining to English Canadian identity.