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Taylor, Charles 1931-

Works: 204 works in 1,024 publications in 7 languages and 29,101 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Dictionaries  History  Conference proceedings  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Interviewee, Dedicatee, Editor, Other
Classifications: BL2747.8, 211.6
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A secular age by Charles Taylor ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,691 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 )
69 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hegel by Charles Taylor ( Book )
46 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,325 WorldCat member 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
The ethics of authenticity by Charles Taylor ( Book )
32 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secularism and freedom of conscience by Jocelyn Maclure ( )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,151 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
Hegel and modern society by Charles Taylor ( Book )
40 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 982 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
Multiculturalism and "The politics of recognition" : an essay by Charles Taylor ( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 968 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Varieties of religion today : William James revisited by Charles Taylor ( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 956 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
Philosophy and the human sciences by Charles Taylor ( Book )
39 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy adn the human sciences/Ch. Taylor. - v.2
The explanation of behaviour by Charles Taylor ( Book )
26 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford children's book of science by Charles Taylor ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text, illustrations and photographs explain many scientific concepts, with examples from our daily life
Human agency and language by Charles Taylor ( Book )
35 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical arguments by Charles Taylor ( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern social imaginaries by Charles Taylor ( Book )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member 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 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays by an international team of scholars who engage with the philosophical work of Charles Taylor
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 ( )
14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text offers a series of reflections on the state of Christianity, and especially Catholicism, in the world today. The centrepiece of the volume is a lecture by the philosopher Charles Taylor, from which the title of the book is taken. The lecture, delivered at Dayton University in January 1996, offered Taylor the opportunity to speak about his theological views and his sense of the cultural placement of Catholicism, its history and trajectory. Four commentators on religion and society were invited to respond to Taylor's lecture: William M. Shea, George Marsden, Jean Bethke Elshtain and Rosemary Luling-Haughton. Their chapters offer a variety of reflections on the tensions between religion and modernity, and in particular on the role that Catholicism can and should play in contemporary society
Dilemmas and connections : selected essays by Charles Taylor ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 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 )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 323 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
Multiculturalisme : différence et démocratie by Charles Taylor ( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La société démocratique et la reconnaissance des spécificités culturelles
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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-
טלור, צ'רלס, 1931-
テイラー, チャールズ
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