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The philosophy game, Tug of Logic, was created as virtual infrastructure for live dialogue by the author and philosopher, Michael Picard, MSc, PhD.  The web-app was coded by the talented and remarkable Japheth Ishola.

Creator Bio
Ottawa-born prairie boy, Michael Picard, earned a MSc and PhD in philosophy at MIT. He has taught widely for programs in philosophy, psychology, leadership and sustainability. He has facilitated over 700 Café Philosophy sessions, first weekly in Victoria BC for twelve years, and later on occasion with SFU’s award-winning Philosophers’ Café program. Picard is faculty at Douglas College, where, besides logic and critical thinking, he teaches ancient philosophy, philosophy of mind, and Asian philosophy. At Simon Fraser University he has taught logic and cognitive science.

Picard is author of How to Play Philosophy (2022) and This is Not a Book (2007, 2012). He is editor and contributor of Cafe Conversations: Democracy and Dialogue in Public Spaces (Rock’s Mills Press, 2024). He is currently translating a second book from German on Philosophical Praxis by Gerd Achenbach (see Lexington Books). Picard also maintains a philosophical practice at www.philosophical-coaching.com.

Michael Picard also offers virtual and in-person philosophy counseling. First session is free. Book a session here.

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You can also book sessions with Michael Picard via the APPA Chat. (link)

I’m Michael

I’m a writer and philosopher, and now a game developer. This site introduces Tug of Logic, a game and web-app I have created to serve public reasoning.

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