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Taylor, Charles 1931-

Overview
Works: 389 works in 1,382 publications in 14 languages and 33,626 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee
Classifications: BL2747.8, 211.6
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A secular age by Charles Taylor( Book )
26 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,093 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 )
87 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,821 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
The ethics of authenticity by Charles Taylor( Book )
100 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultuurfilosofische polemiek tegen enkele uitingen van kritiek op het hedendaagse culturele relativisme
Hegel by Charles Taylor( Book )
77 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,512 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
Secularism and freedom of conscience by Jocelyn Maclure( )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,358 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
Multiculturalism : examining the politics of recognition by Charles Taylor( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,341 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 )
60 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,105 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 1,059 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 and "The politics of recognition" : an essay by Charles Taylor( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 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
The explanation of behaviour by Charles Taylor( Book )
46 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 953 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 and the human sciences by Charles Taylor( Book )
39 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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( )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 816 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
Human agency and language by Charles Taylor( Book )
36 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical arguments by Charles Taylor( Book )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Portuguese and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern social imaginaries by Charles Taylor( Book )
31 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 759 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 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays by an international team of scholars who engage with the philosophical work of Charles Taylor
Dilemmas and connections : selected essays by Charles Taylor( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 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
Multiculturalisme : différence et démocratie by Charles Taylor( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in French and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La société démocratique et la reconnaissance des spécificités culturelles
Secularism, religion, and multicultural citizenship ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Islamist attacks of 9/11, the Danish cartoon affair and rioting by Muslim youths in France are just some of the events that have caused the 'Muslim question' to become a key issue of public debate in many western democracies. Secularism, Religion and Multicultural Citizenship argues that the Muslim case raises important questions about how we understand western secularism and respond to new religious claims in multicultural democracies." "The contributors challenge prevailing assumptions about the history and practice of western secularism and recover the pragmatism behind liberal principles in negotiating new conditions. By situating the Muslim experience in relation to western secularism and liberal democratic practice, and through examining a variety of national contexts (including Britain, Germany, France, Denmark, the United States, Australia and India), this book extends thinking about our contemporary condition and considers the broader significance for multicultural liberal democracies."--BOOK JACKET
 
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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-
טילור, צ'רלס, 1931-
טלור, צ'רלס, 1931-
テイラー, チャールズ
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