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The ethics of authenticity

Author: Charles Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992.
Series: Massey lectures series.; CBC Massey lectures, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everywhere we hear talk of decline, of a world that was better once, perhaps 50 years ago, perhaps centuries ago, but certainly before modernity drew us along its dubious path. While some lament the slide of Western culture into relativism and nihilism and others celebrate the trend as a liberating progress, Charles Taylor calls on readers to face the moral and political crises of our time, and to make the most of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Charles, 1931-
Ethics of authenticity.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)624582948
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Taylor
ISBN: 0674268636 9780674268630 067454384X 9780674543843
OCLC Number: 25549786
Notes: "Originally published in Canada in 1991 under the title The malaise of modernity"--Title page verso.
Description: 142 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Three malaises --
The inarticulate debate --
The sources of authenticity --
Inescapable horizons --
The need for recognition --
The slide to subjectivism --
La Lotta continua --
Subtler languages --
An iron cage? --
Against fragmentation.
Series Title: Massey lectures series.; CBC Massey lectures, 1991.
Other Titles: Malaise of modernity
Responsibility: Charles Taylor.

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Calls on readers to face the moral and political crises of our time and to make the most of modernity's challenges. In a discussion of ideas and ideologies from Gail Sheehy to Michel Foucault, Taylor  Read more...

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The great merit of Taylor's brief, non-technical, powerful book...is the vigour with which he restates the point which Hegel (and later Dewey) urged against Rousseau and Kant: that we are only Read more...

 
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