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Taylor, Charles 1931-

Works: 407 works in 1,509 publications in 15 languages and 35,609 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewee, Editor, Contributor, Commentator, Composer, Lyricist, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Collaborator, Honoree
Classifications: BL2747.8, 193
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A secular age by Charles Taylor( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,324 WorldCat member 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 )

111 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,064 WorldCat member 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
Multiculturalism and "The politics of recognition" : an essay by Charles Taylor( Book )

76 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Hegel by Charles Taylor( Book )

81 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a major and comprehensive 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 engages with Hegel sympathetically, on Hegel's own terms and, as the subject demands, in detail."--Publisher's description
The ethics of authenticity by Charles Taylor( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hegel and modern society by Charles Taylor( Book )

70 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member 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
Varieties of religion today : William James revisited by Charles Taylor( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member 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
Multiculturalism : examining the politics of recognition by Charles Taylor( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member 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
The explanation of behaviour by Charles Taylor( Book )

49 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the human sciences by Charles Taylor( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Philosophical arguments by Charles Taylor( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human agency and language by Charles Taylor( Book )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern social imaginaries by Charles Taylor( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a clear and concise framework for understanding the structure of modern life in the West and the different forms modernity has taken around the world One of the most influential philosophers in the English-speaking world, Charles Taylor is internationally renowned for his contributions to political and moral theory, particularly to debates about identity formation, multiculturalism, secularism, and modernity. In Modern Social Imaginaries, Taylor continues his recent reflections on the theme of multiple modernities. To account for the differences among modernities, Taylor sets out his idea of the social imaginary, a broad understanding of the way a given people imagine their collective social life. Re-telling the history of Western modernity, Taylor traces the development of a distinct social imaginary. Animated by the idea of a moral order based on the mutual benefit of equal participants, the Western social imaginary is characterized by three key cultural forms - the economy, the public sphere, and self-governance. Taylor's account of these cultural formations provides a fresh perspective on how to read the specifics of Western modernity
Reconciling the solitudes : essays on Canadian federalism and nationalism by Charles Taylor( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member 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
Philosophy in an age of pluralism : the philosophy of Charles Taylor in question( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by an international team of scholars who engage with the philosophical work of Charles Taylor
Le malaise de la modernité by Charles Taylor( Book )

61 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultuurfilosofische polemiek tegen enkele uitingen van kritiek op het hedendaagse culturele relativisme
Secularism and freedom of conscience by Jocelyn Maclure( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member 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
Dilemmas and connections : selected essays by Charles Taylor( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are always more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in one's philosophy--and in these essays Charles Taylor turns to those things not fully imagined or avenues not wholly explored in his epochal A Secular Age. Here Taylor talks in detail about thinkers who are his allies and interlocutors, such as Iris Murdoch, Alasdair MacIntyre, Robert Brandom, and Paul Celan. He offers major contributions to social theory, expanding on the issues of nationalism, democratic exclusionism, religious mobilizations, and modernity. And he delves even more deeply into themes taken up in A Secular Age: the continuity of religion from the past into the future; the nature of the secular; the folly of hoping to live by "reason alone"; the perils of moralism. He also speculates on how irrationality emerges from the heart of rationality itself, and why violence breaks out again and again
A Catholic modernity? : Charles Taylor's Marianist Award lecture, with responses by William M. Shea, Rosemary Luling Haughton, George Marsden, and Jean Bethke Elshtain by Charles Taylor( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four well-known commentators on religion and society were invited to respond to Taylor's lecture: scholars William M. Shea, George Marsden, Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Catholic author and activist Rosemary Luling Haughton
Charles Taylor et l'interprétation de l'identité moderne( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sources of the self : the making of the modern identityMulticulturalism and "The politics of recognition" : an essayHegelThe ethics of authenticityHegel and modern societyVarieties of religion today : William James revisitedMulticulturalism : examining the politics of recognitionPhilosophy and the human sciences