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Taylor, Charles 1931-

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Works: 407 works in 1,810 publications in 6 languages and 44,878 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Commentator
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A secular age by Charles Taylor( Book )

37 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,425 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 )

105 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,916 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
Secularism and freedom of conscience by Jocelyn Maclure( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,715 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-à-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. Secularism and Freedom of Conscience grew out of a very real problem-Quebec's need for guidelines to balance the equal respect due to all citizens with the right to religious freedom. But the authors go further, rethinking secularism in light of other critical issues of our time. The relationship between religious beliefs and deeply-held secular convictions, the scope of the free exercise of religion, and the place of religion in the public sphere are aspects of the larger challenge Maclure and Taylor address: how to manage moral and religious diversity in a free society. Secularism, they show, is essential to any liberal democracy in which citizens adhere to a plurality of conceptions of what gives meaning and direction to human life. The working model the authors construct in this nuanced account is capacious enough to accommodate difference and freedom of conscience, while holding out hope for a world in which diversity no longer divides us."--Back cover
Hegel by Charles Taylor( Book )

103 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,636 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
Multiculturalism and "The politics of recognition" : an essay by Charles Taylor( Book )

89 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can a democratic society treat all its members as equals and also recognize their specific cultural identities? Should it try to ensure the survival of specific cultural groups? Is political recognition of ethnicity or gender essential to a person's dignity? These are some of the questions at the heart of the political controversy over multiculturalism and recognition - a debate that has raged across academic departments, university campuses, ethnic and feminist associations, and governments throughout the world. In this book Charles Taylor offers a historically informed, philosophical perspective on what is at stake in the demand made by many people for recognition of their particular group identities by public institutions. His thoughts serve as a point of departure for commentaries by other leading thinkers, who further relate the demand for recognition to issues of multicultural education, feminism, and cultural separatism."
Multiculturalism : examining the politics of recognition by Charles Taylor( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,537 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
Hegel and modern society by Charles Taylor( Book )

82 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,277 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
The ethics of authenticity by Charles Taylor( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconciling the solitudes : essays on Canadian federalism and nationalism by Charles Taylor( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,069 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 971 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
The explanation of behaviour by Charles Taylor( Book )

57 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the human sciences by Charles Taylor( Book )

51 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Taylor has been one of the most original and influential figures in contemporary philosophy: his 'philosophical anthropology' spans an unusually wide range of theoretical interests and draws creatively on both Anglo-American and Continental traditions in philosophy. A selection of his published papers is presented here in two volumes, structured to indicate the direction and essential unity of the work. He starts from a polemical concern with behaviourism and other reductionist theories (particularly in psychology and the philosophy of language) which aim to model the study of man on the natural sciences. This leads to a general critique of naturalism, its historical development and its importance for modern culture and consciousness; and that in turn points, forward to a positive account of human agency and the self, the constitutive role of language and value, and the scope of practical reason. The volumes jointly present some two decades of work on these fundamental themes, and convey strongly the tenacity, verve and versatility of the author in grappling with them. They will interest a very wide range of philosophers and students of the human sciences
Men of ideas by Bryan Magee( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen dialogues drawn from the highly acclaimed BBC series review the tenets and theories of moral philosophy, political philosophy, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of science
Philosophical arguments by Charles Taylor( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming epistemology -- The validity of transcendental arguments -- Explanation and practical reason -- Lichtung or lebensform : parallels between Heidegger and Wittgenstein -- The importance of Herder -- Heidegger, language, and ecology -- Irreducibly social goods -- Comparison, history, truth -- To follow a rule -- Cross- purposes : the liberal-communitarian debate -- Invoking civil society -- The politics of recognition -- Liberal politics and the public sphere
Human agency and language by Charles Taylor( Book )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Taylor has been one of the most original and influential figures in contemporary philosophy: his 'philosophical anthropology' spans an unusually wide range of theoretical interests and draws creatively on both Anglo-American and Continental traditions in philosophy. A selection of his published papers is presented here in two volumes, structured to indicate the direction and essential unity of the work. He starts from a polemical concern with behaviourism and other reductionist theories (particularly in psychology and the philosophy of language) which aim to model the study of man on the natural sciences. This leads to a general critique of naturalism, its historical development and its importance for modern culture and consciousness; and that in turn points, forward to a positive account of human agency and the self, the constitutive role of language and value, and the scope of practical reason. The volumes jointly present some two decades of work on these fundamental themes, and convey strongly the tenacity, verve and versatility of the author in grappling with them. They will interest a very wide range of philosophers and students of the human sciences."--Publisher's description
Modern social imaginaries by Charles Taylor( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 766 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
The Rivers North of the Future : the Testament of Ivan Illich by David Cayley( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative new book, respected Canadian journalist David Cayley compiles and reflects upon the thoughts of Ivan Illich, one of the 20th century's most visionary cultural critics. Illich believed that the West could only be understood as a corruption of the Christian New Testament. Cayley presents Illich's exploration of this idea, illuminating Illich's thoughts on the criminalization of sin, on how the Church has become a template for the modern nation-state, and how contemporary society has become a congealed and corrupted Christianity. These critiques are as timely and valuable as I
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( )

18 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 757 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
Boundaries of toleration( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can people of diverse religious, ethnic, and linguistic allegiances and identities live together without committing violence, inflicting suffering, or oppressing each other? In this volume, contributors explore the limits of toleration and suggest we think beyond them to mutual respect. Salman Rushdie reflects on the once tolerant Sufi-Hindu culture of Kashmir. Ira Katznelson follows with an intellectual history of toleration as a layered institution in the West. Charles Taylor advances a new approach to secularism in our multicultural world, and Akeel Bilgrami responds by offering context and caution to that approach. Nadia Urbinati explores why Cicero's humanist ideal of Concord was not used in response to religious discord. The volume concludes with a refutation of the claim that toleration was invented in the West. Rajeev Bhargava writes on Asoka's India, and Karen Barkey explores toleration within the Ottoman and Habsburg Empires. Sudipta Kaviraj examines accommodations and conflicts in India, and Alfred Stepan highlights contributions to toleration and multiple democratic secularisms in such Muslim-majority countries as Indonesia and Senegal
The language animal : the full shape of the human linguistic capacity by Charles Taylor( Book )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Charles Taylor explains linguistic holism to people who believe language needs to be thought of as bits of information. According to one influential view of language, one that originated with Hobbes, Locke, and Condillac, language serves to encode information and to communicate it. This theory has been rendered more sophisticated over the last two centuries, but it still gives a central place to the encoding of information. The thesis of Taylor's new book is that this view neglects crucial features of our language capacity. Sometimes language serves not just to encode information, but also shapes what it purports to describe. This language is more than merely 'descriptive;' it plays a 'constitutive' role."--Provided by publisher
 
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A secular age
Alternative Names
Čarlzas Teiloras

Čārlzs Teilors

Chaersi Taile 1931-

Charles Margrave Taylor

Charles Taylor Canadian philosopher

Charles Taylor filòsof canadenc

Charles Taylor filosof canadian

Charles Taylor filosofo canadese

Charles Taylor filósofo canadiense

Charles Taylor filosoof

Charles Taylor filozof kanadyjski

Charles Taylor Kanada filosoof

Charles Taylor kanadischer Politologe und Philosoph

Charles Taylor philosophe canadien

Taile, Chaersi 1931-

Tailūr, Čārlz 1931-

Taylor, Charles M. 1931-

Taylor, Charles Margave 1931-

Taylor, Charles Margrave 1931-

Taylor Сh. 1931-

Тейлор Ч. М.

Тейлор, Чарльз

Чарльз Марґрейв Тейлор

Չարլզ Թեյլոր կանադացի փիլիսոփա

טיילאר, צ'רלס 1931-

טיילור, צ'רלס 1931-

טילור, צ'רלס 1931-

טלור, צ'רלס 1931-

צ'ארלס טיילור

צ'ארלס טיילור פילוסוף קנדי

تشارلز تايلر، 1931-

تشارلز تيلور

تشارلز تيلور فيلسوف كندي

چارلز تیلور نویسنده و فیلسوف کانادایی

찰스 테일러

테일러, 찰스 1931-

チャールズ・テイラー

テイラー, Ch

テイラー, チャールズ

查尔斯·泰勒

查尔斯·泰勒 (哲学家)

查爾斯泰勒 1931-

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Spanish (59)

German (55)

French (32)

Swedish (8)

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Sources of the self : the making of the modern identitySecularism and freedom of conscienceHegelMulticulturalism and "The politics of recognition" : an essayMulticulturalism : examining the politics of recognitionHegel and modern societyThe ethics of authenticityReconciling the solitudes : essays on Canadian federalism and nationalism