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Sources of the self : the making of the modern identity

Author: Charles Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this extensive inquiry into the sources of modern selfhood, Charles Taylor demonstrates just how rich and precious those resources are. The modern turn to subjectivity, with its attendant rejection of an objective order of reason, has led -- it seems to many -- to mere subjectivism at the mildest and to sheer nihilism at the worst. Many critics believe that the modern order has no moral backbone and has proved  Read more...
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Taylor, Charles, 1931-
Sources of the self.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)597841835
Online version:
Taylor, Charles, 1931-
Sources of the self.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)607897228
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Taylor
ISBN: 0674824253 9780674824256 0674824261 9780674824263 0521383315 9780521383318
OCLC Number: 18948520
Awards: American Political Science Association Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, 2013.
Description: xii, 601 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one : Identity and the good. Inescapable frameworks --
The self in moral space --
Ethics of inarticulacy --
Moral sources --
Part two : Inwardness. Moral topography --
Plato's self-mastery --
"In Interiore Homine" --
Descartes's disengaged reason --
Locke's punctual self --
Exploring "l'Humaine Condition" --
Inner nature --
A digression on historical explanation --
Part three : The affirmation of ordinary life. "God loveth adverbs" --
Rationalized Christianity --
Moral sentiments --
The providential order --
The culture of modernity --
Part four : The voice of nature. Fractured horizons --
Radical enlightenment --
Nature as source --
The expressivist turn --
Part five : Subtler languages. Our Victorian contemporaries --
Visions of the Post-Romantic Age --
Epiphanies of modernism --
Conclusion : The conflicts of modernity.
Responsibility: Charles Taylor.

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