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Taylor, Charles 1931-

Works: 187 works in 1,048 publications in 5 languages and 29,670 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: BL2747.8, 211.6
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A secular age by Charles Taylor( Book )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,781 libraries worldwide
"What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age? Almost everyone would agree that we - in the West, at least - largely do. And clearly the place of religion in our societies has changed profoundly in the last few centuries. Charles Taylor takes up the question of what these changes mean - of what, precisely, happens when a society in which it is virtually impossible not to believe in God becomes one in which faith, even for the staunchest believer, is only one human possibility among others." "Taylor offers a historical perspective. He examines the development in "Western Christendom" of those aspects of modernity which we call secular. What he describes is in fact not a single, continuous transformation, but a series of new departures, in which earlier forms of religious life have been dissolved or destabilized and new ones have been created." "What this means for the world - including the new forms of collective religious life it encourages, with their tendency to a mass mobilization that breeds violence - is what Charles Taylor grapples with, in a book as timely as it is timeless."--Jacket
Sources of the self : the making of the modern identity by Charles Taylor( Book )
72 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,697 libraries worldwide
'Most of us are still groping for answers about what makes life worth living, or what confers meaning on individual lives', writes Charles Taylor in Sources of the Self. 'This is an essentially modern predicament.' Charles Taylor's latest book sets out to define the modern identity by tracing its genesis, analysing the writings of such thinkers as Augustine, Descartes, Montaigne, Luther, and many others. This then serves as a starting point for a renewed understanding of modernity. Taylor argues that modern subjectivity has its roots in ideas of human good, and is in fact the result of our long efforts to define and attain the good. The modern turn inwards is far from being a disastrous rejection of rationality, as its critics contend, but has at its heart what Taylor calls the affirmation of ordinary life. He concludes that the modern identity, and its attendant rejection of an objective order of reason, is far richer in moral sources that its detractors allow. Sources of the Self provides a decisive defence of the modern order and a sharp rebuff to its critics
Hegel by Charles Taylor( Book )
72 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,482 libraries worldwide
A study of the philosophy of Hegel, his place in the history of ideas, and his continuing relevance and importance." "Professor Taylor relates Hegel to the earlier history of philosophy and, more particularly, to the central intellectual and spiritual issues of his own time. He sees these in terms of a pervasive tension between the evolving ideals of individuality and self-realization on the one hand, and on the other a deeply-felt need to find signifance in a wider community. He considers the present form of these issues and the significance of Hegel's enterprise for the development of philosophy in this century." "Hegel's basic ideas are characterized against this background, followed by an extensive exposition of his philosophy, as it is developed in the Phenomenology, the Logic and the works on history, politics, art, religion and the history of philosophy. Professor Taylor engages with Hegel sympathetically, on Hegel's own terms and, as the subject demands, in detail. We are made to grasp the interconnections of the system without being overwhelmed or overawed by its technicality. We are shown its importance and its limitations, and are enabled to stand back from it. - Publisher
Multiculturalism : examining the politics of recognition by Charles Taylor( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
"Charles Taylor's initial inquiry, which considers whether the institutions of liberal democratic government make room - or should make room - for recognizing the worth of distinctive cultural traditions, remains the centerpiece of this discussion. It is now joined by Jurgen Habermas's extensive essay on the issues of recognition and the democratic constitutional state and by K. Anthony Appiah's commentary on the tensions between personal and collective identities, such as those shaped by religion, gender, ethnicity, race, and sexuality, and the dangerous tendency of multicultural politics to gloss over such tensions."--Jacket
Secularism and freedom of conscience by Jocelyn Maclure( file )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,299 libraries worldwide
Secularism: the definition of this word is as practical and urgent as income inequalities or the paths to sustainable development. In this wide-ranging analysis, Jocelyn Maclure and Charles Taylor provide a clearly reasoned, articulate account of the two main principles of secularism--equal respect, and freedom of conscience--and its two operative modes--separation of Church (or mosque or temple) and State, and State neutrality vis-a-vis religions. But more crucially, they make the powerful argument that in our ever more religiously diverse, politically interconnected world, secularism, properly understood, may offer the only path to religious and philosophical freedom
The ethics of authenticity by Charles Taylor( Book )
32 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
Hegel and modern society by Charles Taylor( Book )
47 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
Introduction to Hegel's thought for the student and general reader, emphasizing in particular his social and political thought and his continuing relevance to contemporary problems
Reconciling the solitudes essays on Canadian federalism and nationalism by Charles Taylor( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 959 libraries worldwide
In this collection of essays the distinguished and internationally renowned philosopher Charles Taylor examines federalism and nationalism in Canada, emphasising issues surrounding the Canada/Quebec question in the last twenty-five years. He analyses the singularity of Quebec within the larger Canadian mosaic, providing a reasoned defence for the recognition of Quebec's distinctiveness within a reformed federal system
Multiculturalism and "The politics of recognition" : an essay by Charles Taylor( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 libraries worldwide
"In his essay Taylor compares two competing forms of liberal government: one that protects no particular culture but ensures the rights and welfare of all its citizens, and one that nurtures a particular culture yet also protects the basic rights and welfare of nonconforming citizens. Questioning the desirability and possibility of the first conception, Taylor defends a version of the second. In response Steven Rockefeller warns against the ascendancy of particularist cultural identities over the universal identity of democratic citizens. Michael Walzer defends a liberalism that authorizes democratic citizens to adapt their politics to varying situations, and suggests that a culturally neutral politics best suits the United States. Proposing an alternative perspective to Taylor's presumption of value in foreign cultures, Susan Wolf identifies the demand for multicultural education with an accurate understanding of who "we" Americans are. Amy Gutmann focuses on the debate over multiculturalism and free speech on university campuses, arguing that the demands of liberal democratic education are far greater than either essentialists or deconstructionists commonly recognize." "Multiculturalism and "The Politics of Recognition" will stimulate constructive discussion and enlighten public discourse on the difficult issues surrounding multiculturalism. The volume is based on the Inaugural Lecture for the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, founded in 1990 through an endowment by Laurance S. Rockefeller."--BOOK JACKET
The explanation of behaviour by Charles Taylor( Book )
44 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 libraries worldwide
Varieties of religion today : William James revisited by Charles Taylor( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 957 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: A hundred years after William James delivered the celebrated lectures that became The Varieties of Religious Experience, one of the foremost thinkers in the English-speaking world returns to the questions posed in James's masterpiece to clarify the circumstances and conditions of religion in our day. An elegant mix of the philosophy and sociology of religion, Charles Taylor's powerful book maintains a clear perspective on James's work in its historical and cultural contexts, while casting a new and revealing light upon the present. Lucid, readable, and dense with ideas that promise to transform current debates about religion and secularism, Varieties of Religion Today is much more than a revisiting of James's classic. Rather, it places James's analysis of religious experience and the dilemmas of doubt and belief in an unfamiliar but illuminating context, namely the social horizon in which questions of religion come to be presented to individuals in the first place. Taylor begins with questions about the way in which James conceives his subject, and shows how these questions arise out of different ways of understanding religion that confronted one another in James's time and continue to do so today. Evaluating James's treatment of the ethics of belief, he goes on to develop an innovative and provocative reading of the public and cultural conditions in which questions of belief or unbelief are perceived to be individual questions. What emerges is a remarkable and penetrating view of the relation between religion and social order and, ultimately, of what "religion" means
Philosophy and the human sciences by Charles Taylor( Book )
40 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 903 libraries worldwide
Philosophy adn the human sciences/Ch. Taylor. - v.2
Human agency and language by Charles Taylor( Book )
35 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
Philosophical arguments by Charles Taylor( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 756 libraries worldwide
Modern social imaginaries by Charles Taylor( Book )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 687 libraries worldwide
An accounting of the varying forms of social imaginary that have underpinned the rise of Western modernity
Philosophy in an age of pluralism : the philosophy of Charles Taylor in question ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Essays by an international team of scholars who engage with the philosophical work of Charles Taylor
Dilemmas and connections : selected essays by Charles Taylor( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 libraries worldwide
In A Secular Age, Taylor more evidently foregrounded his Catholic faith, and there are several essays here that further explore that faith. Overall, this is a hopeful book, showing how, while acknowledging the force of religion and the persistence of violence and folly, we nonetheless have the power to move forward once we have given up the brittle pretensions of a narrow rationalism. --Book Jacket
Multiculturalisme : différence et démocratie by Charles Taylor( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 307 libraries worldwide
La société démocratique et la reconnaissance des spécificités culturelles
Secularism, religion, and multicultural citizenship ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
"The Islamist attacks of 9/11, the Danish cartoon affair and rioting by Muslim youths in France are just some of the events that have caused the 'Muslim question' to become a key issue of public debate in many western democracies. Secularism, Religion and Multicultural Citizenship argues that the Muslim case raises important questions about how we understand western secularism and respond to new religious claims in multicultural democracies." "The contributors challenge prevailing assumptions about the history and practice of western secularism and recover the pragmatism behind liberal principles in negotiating new conditions. By situating the Muslim experience in relation to western secularism and liberal democratic practice, and through examining a variety of national contexts (including Britain, Germany, France, Denmark, the United States, Australia and India), this book extends thinking about our contemporary condition and considers the broader significance for multicultural liberal democracies."--BOOK JACKET
Quellen des Selbst : die Entstehung der neuzeitlichen Identität by Charles Taylor( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in German and held by 188 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Tailūr, Čārlz 1931-
Taylor, Charles M. 1931-
Taylor, Charles Margave 1931-
Taylor, Charles Margrave 1931-
טיילאר, צ'רלס 1931-
טילור, צ'רלס 1931-
טלור, צ'רלס 1931-
テイラー, チャールズ
English (531)
German (41)
French (33)
Spanish (6)
Swedish (2)
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