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Taylor, Mark C. 1945-

Works: 80 works in 388 publications in 4 languages and 22,553 library holdings
Genres: History  Terminology  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, zxx, Interviewer
Classifications: BL51, 230.044
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark C Taylor
Journeys to selfhood, Hegel & Kierkegaard by Mark C Taylor( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis on campus : a bold plan for reforming our colleges and universities by Mark C Taylor( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative look at the troubled present state of American higher education and a passionately argued and learned manifesto for its future. Educator Mark C. Taylor expands on the ideas in his hugely controversial 2009 New York Times op-ed. His suggestions for the ivory tower are both thought-provoking and rigorous: End tenure. Restructure departments to encourage greater cooperation among existing disciplines. Emphasize teaching rather than increasingly rarefied research. And bring that teaching to new domains, using emergent networks to connect students worldwide. Taylor shows us the consequences of decades of organizational neglect: students chafing under the restrictions of traditional higher education, recent graduates with massive debts and unpromising jobs, anxious parents anticipating inflated future tuitions. Accommodating the students of today and anticipating those of tomorrow, attuned to schools' financial woes and the skyrocketing cost of education, Taylor imagines a new system, improvisational, responsive and innovative.--From publisher description
Deconstruction in context : literature and philosophy( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical terms for religious studies( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical Terms for Religious Studies provides vocabulary with which religious diversity can be effectively described and responsibly discussed. Each essay provides a concise history of a critical term, explores the issues it raises, and puts the term to use in an analysis of a religious work, practice, or event. Moving across Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Native American and Mayan religions, contributors explore terms ranging from experience, territory, and image, to God, sacrifice, and transgression
Erring : a postmodern a/theology by Mark C Taylor( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Erring is a thoughtful, often brilliant attempt to describe and enact what remains of (and for) theology in the wake of deconstruction. Drawing on Hegel, Nietzsche, Derrida, and others, Mark Taylor extends-and goes well beyond-pioneering efforts. ... The result is a major book, comprehensive and well-informed.""--G. Douglas Atkins, Philosophy and Literature ""Many have felt the need for a study which would explicate in coherent and accessible fashion the principal tenets of deconstruction, with particular attention to their theological implications. This need the
Disfiguring : art, architecture, religion by Mark C Taylor( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of removing designs, symbols, and ornaments, pop art and postmodern architecture disfigure this austere purity with playful images. Taylor uncovers a more profound kind of disfiguring in the subversive postmodernism of "deconstructive" architects such as Peter Eisenman and painters such as Anselm Kiefer. These artists attempt to figure the unfigurable, Taylor argues, and so create the possibility of refiguring the sacred for our postmodern age. Taylor's larger purpose in
Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left by Mark C Taylor( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives. When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable? Is faster always better? Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art, technology, fashion, and finance, Mark C. Taylor presents an original and rich account of a great paradox of our times: how the very forces and technologies that were supposed to free us by saving time and labor now trap us in a race we can never win. The faster we go, the less time we have, and the more we try to catch up, the farther behind we fall. Connecting our speed-obsession with today's global capitalism, he composes a grand narrative showing how commitments to economic growth and extreme competition, combined with accelerating technological innovation, have brought us close to disaster. Psychologically, environmentally, economically, and culturally, speed is taking a profound toll on our lives. By showing how the phenomenon of speed has emerged, Taylor offers us a chance to see our pace of life as the product of specific ideas, practices, and policies. It's not inevitable or irreversible. He courageously and movingly invites us to imagine how we might patiently work towards a more deliberative life and sustainable world."--Jacket
Kierkegaard's pseudonymous authorship : a study of time and the self by Mark C Taylor( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taylor focuses on the dramatic presentation of time and self at each state of Kierkegaard's dialectic of the stages of existence
Imagologies : media philosophy by Mark C Taylor( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Altarity by Mark C Taylor( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moment of complexity : emerging network culture by Mark C Taylor( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in a moment of unprecedented complexity, an era in which change occurs faster than our ability to comprehend it. With "The Moment of Complexity", Mark C. Taylor offers a map for the unfamiliar terrain opening in our midst, unfolding an original philosophy of our time through a remarkable synthesis of science and culture. According to Taylor, complexity is not just a breakthrough scientific concept but the defining quality of the post-Cold War era. The flux of digital currents swirling around us, he argues, has created a new network culture with its own distinctive logic and dynamic
Vito Acconci by Frazer Ward( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estudios sobre la obra de Acconci, pionero de la performance y el vídeo arte, que trabaja continuamente en la exploración de nuevos medios, abordando disciplinas como la escultura, la instalación o la arquitectura, e investigando los límites entre cuerpo y espacio público en obras de fuerte contenido social
Hiding by Mark C Taylor( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of information, media, and virtuality is transforming every aspect of human experience. Questions that have long haunted the philosophical imagination are becoming urgent practical concerns: Where does the natural end and the artificial begin? Is there a difference between the material and the immaterial? In his new work, Mark C. Taylor extends his ongoing investigation of postmodern worlds by critically examining a wide range of contemporary cultural practices
About religion : economies of faith in virtual culture by Mark C Taylor( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confidence games : money and markets in a world without redemption by Mark C Taylor( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Confidence Games' argues that money and markets do not exist in a vacuum, but grow in a profoundly cultual medium, reflecting and in turn shaping their world. To understand the ongoing changes in the economy, one must consider the influence of art, philosophy and religion
After God : the future of religion by Mark C Taylor( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With fundamentalists dominating the headlines and scientists arguing about the biological and neurological basis of faith, religion is the topic of the day. But religion, Mark C. Taylor shows, is more complicated than either its defenders or critics think and, indeed, is much more influential than any of us realize. Our world, Taylor maintains, is shaped by religion even when it is least obvious. Faith and value, he insists, are unavoidable and inextricably interrelated for believers and nonbelievers alike. Using scientific theories of dynamical systems and complex adaptive networks for cultural and theological analysis, After God redefines religion for our contemporary age. Taylor begins by asking a critical question: What is religion? He then proceeds to explain how Protestant ideas in particular undergird the character and structure of our global information society--the Reformation, Taylor argues, was an information and communications revolution that effectively prepared the way for the media revolution at the end of the twentieth century. Taylor s breathtaking account of religious ideas allows us to understand for the first time that contemporary notions of atheism and the secular are already implicit in classical Christology and Trinitarian theology. Weaving together theoretical analysis and historical interpretation, Taylor demonstrates the codependence and coevolution of traditional religious beliefs and practices with modern literature, art, architecture, information technologies, media, financial markets, and theoretical biology. After God concludes with prescriptions for new ways of thinking and acting. If we are to negotiate the perils of the twenty-first century, Taylor contends, we must refigure the symbolic networks that inform our policies and guide our actions. A religion without God creates the possibility of an ethics without absolutes that leads to the promotion of creativity and life in an ever more fragile world"--Publisher description
Deconstructing theology by Mark C Taylor( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refiguring the spiritual : Beuys, Barney, Turrell, Goldsworthy by Mark C Taylor( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark C. Taylor provocatively claims that contemporary art has lost its way. With the art market now mirroring the art of finance, many artists create works solely for the purpose of luring investors and inspiring trade among hedge funds and private equity firms. When art becomes a financial instrument, grounded in nothing but itself, it loses its critical edge. Its commoditization, corporatization, and financialization rob us of necessary perspective. Joseph Beuys, Matthew Barney, James Turrell and Andy Goldsworthy are artists who differ in style, yet they all defy the trends that
Rewiring the real : in conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo by Mark C Taylor( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Digital and electronic technologies that act as extensions of our bodies and minds are changing how we live, think, act, and write. Some welcome these developments as bringing humans closer to unified consciousness and eternal life. Others worry that invasive globalized technologies threaten to destroy the self and the world. Whether feared or desired, these innovations provoke emotions that have long fueled the religious imagination, suggesting the presence of a latent spirituality in an era mistakenly deemed secular and posthuman. William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo are American authors who explore this phenomenon thoroughly in their work. Engaging the works of each in conversation, Mark C. Taylor discusses their sophisticated representations of new media, communications, information, and virtual technologies and their transformative effects on the self and society. He focuses on Gaddis's The Recognitions, Powers's Plowing the Dark, Danielewski's House of Leaves, and DeLillo's Underworld, following the interplay of technology and religion in their narratives and their imagining of the transition from human to posthuman states. Their challenging ideas and inventive styles reveal the fascinating ways religious interests affect emerging technologies and how, in turn, these technologies guide spiritual aspirations. To read these novels from this perspective is to see them and the world anew"--
Field notes from elsewhere by Mark C Taylor( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the fall of 2005, Mark C. Taylor, the controversial public intellectual and widely respected scholar, suddenly fell critically ill. For two days a team of forty doctors, many of whom thought he would not live, fought to save him. Taylor would eventually recover, but only to face a new threat: surgery for cancer. ... Field Notes from Elsewhere is Taylor's unforgettable, inverted journey from death to life. Each of his memoir's fifty-two chapters and accompanying photographs recounts a morning-to-evening experience with sickness and convalescence, mingling humor and hope with a deep exploration of human frailty and, conversely, resilience. When we confront the end of life, Taylor explains, the axis of the lived world shifts, and everything must be reevaluated. As Taylor sorts through his remembrances, much that once seemed familiar becomes strange, paradoxical, and contradictory. He reads his experience with and against ghosts from his past, recasting the meaning of mortality, sacrifice, solitude, and abandonment, along with a host of other issues, in light of modern ways of dying." Book jacket
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Crisis on campus : a bold plan for reforming our colleges and universities
Alternative Names
Mark C. Taylor American philosopher

Mark C. Taylor Amerikaans filosoof

Taylor, Mark 1945-

Taylor, Mark Cooper 1945-

テイラー, マーク

テイラー, マーク・C

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Crisis on campus : a bold plan for reforming our colleges and universitiesDeconstruction in context : literature and philosophyCritical terms for religious studiesErring : a postmodern a/theologyDisfiguring : art, architecture, religionImagologies : media philosophyAltarityThe moment of complexity : emerging network culture