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Taylor, Mark C. 1945-

Works: 119 works in 567 publications in 7 languages and 27,658 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Terminology  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Photographer, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Interviewer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark C Taylor
After God by Mark C Taylor( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,179 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
Erring : a postmodern a/theology by Mark C Taylor( )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,081 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
The picture in question : Mark Tansey and the ends of representation by Mark C Taylor( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich exploration of the possibilities of representation after Modernism, Mark Taylor's new study charts the logic and continuity of Mark Tansey's painting by considering the philosophical ideas behind Tansey's art. Taylor examines how Tansey uses structuralist and poststructuralist thought as well as catastrophe, chaos, and complexity theory to create paintings that please the eye while provoking the mind. Taylor's clear accounts of thinkers ranging from Plato, Kant, and Hegel to Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, and de Man will be an invaluable contribution to students and teachers of art
Journeys to selfhood : Hegel & Kierkegaard by Mark C Taylor( Book )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years since its initial publication, the prescience of Taylor's classic study of Hegel and Kierkegaard has become increasingly evident. By establishing a creative dialogue between Hegel and Kierkegaard, Journeys to Selfhood both charts the historical background of philosophy in this century and identifies important issues that still merit serious discussion. At a time when critical debate has reached an impasse, Taylor's reconsideration of Hegel and Kierkegaard suggests new possibilities for constructive reflection."--BOOK JACKET
Refiguring the spiritual : Beuys, Barney, Turrell, Goldsworthy by Mark C Taylor( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,557 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 is commodified, corporatized, and financialized, it loses its critical edge and is transformed into a financial instrument calculated to maximize profitable returns. Joseph Beuys, Matthew Barney, James Turrell, and Andy Goldsworthy are artists who differ in style, yet they all defy the trends that have diminished art's potential in recent decades. They understand that art is a transformative practice drawing inspiration directly and indirectly from ancient and modern, Eastern and Western forms of spirituality. For Beuys, anthroposophy, alchemy, and shamanism drive his multimedia presentations; for Barney and Goldsworthy, Celtic mythology informs their art; and for Turrell, Quakerism and Hopi myth and ritual shape his vision. Eluding traditional genres and classifications, these artists combine spiritually inspired styles and techniques with material reality, creating works that resist merging space into cyberspace in a way that overwhelms local contexts with global networks. Their art reminds us of life's irreducible materiality and humanity's inescapability of place. For them, art is more than just an object or process--it is a vehicle transforming human awareness through actions echoing religious ritual. By lingering over the extraordinary work of Beuys, Barney, Turrell, and Goldsworthy, Taylor not only creates a novel and personal encounter with their art but also opens a new understanding of overlooked spiritual dimensions in our era [Publisher description]
Rewiring the real : in conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo by Mark C Taylor( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,475 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."--Publisher's website
Critical terms for religious studies by Mark C Taylor( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,221 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
Recovering place : reflections on Stone Hill by Mark C Taylor( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taylor extends reflection beyond the page and returns with new insights about what is hiding in plain sight all around us. Weaving together words and images, his artful work enacts what it describes. Things long familiar suddenly appear strange, and the strange, unexpected, and unprogrammed unsettle readers in surprising ways. This timely meditation gives pause in the midst of harried lives and turns attention toward what we usually overlook: night, silence, touch, grace, ghosts, water, earth, stones, bones, idleness, infinity, slowness, and contentment. Recovering Place is a unique work with reflections that linger long after the book is closed
Kierkegaard's pseudonymous authorship : a study of time and the self by Mark C Taylor( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 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
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 959 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 )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disfiguring : art, architecture, religion by Mark C Taylor( Book )

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

Structured and subtly nuanced analysis of the religious presuppositions that inform recent artistic theory and practice - and, in so doing, recasts the cultural landscape of our era. For Taylor, twentieth-century art and architecture fall into three epochs: modernism and two contrasting views of postmodernism. He shows how we can understand these epochs through multiple senses of "disfiguring." While abstract painting and high modern architecture disfigure, in the sense
Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left by Mark C Taylor( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 693 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
Imagologies : media philosophy by Mark C Taylor( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors propose a new philosophy of communication which reflects the media and technology of the "electronic age."
Vito Acconci by Frazer Ward( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American artist Vito Acconci is recognized for his daring and revolutionary contribution to the course of late twentieth-century art. A key pioneer of performance and vdeo art in th elate 1960s, Acconci has continued to surprise his audience by working in new and unexpected media, blurring disciplines from sculpture to installation to architecture. All of his work involves an investigation into the boundary between the body and public space, often with an implied social message. Initially a poet, Acconci turned to visual arts in 1969, gaining the attention of art audiences with such early performances as his notorious Seedbed (1972), when the artist masturbated beneath a ramp covering the galllery floor his fantasies about the viewers he could hear but not see amplified in the gallery above. The artist reached a turning point in 1974 when he decided no longer to place his own body within his artworks. He continued investigating his chosen social themes with sculptures and installations, such as Instant House (1980), in which the viewer can create a private space in the midst of a public exhibition. Since the mid 1980s Acconci's work has turned towards experimental design and architectural projects, among them his Storefront Renovation for the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York (1993). Acconci has been included in many seminal group exhibitions of postwar art history, among them 'Information' (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1970), and Documentas 5 and 7 (1972 and 1982). The work of Acconci Studio was also featured at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2001). Art critic Frazer Ward chronicles the key moments in Acconci's thirty-year career, selecting emblematic works which illustrate the different media in which the artist has worked. In the interview artist discusses with theorist Mark C. Taylor his concern for the human body as a social, spatial and linguistic entity. In the Focus, architectural theorist Jennifer Bloomer analyzes one of the artist's recent architectural work, World in Your Bones (1998). For his Artist's Choice, the artist as selected Alain Robbe-Grillet's screenplay for Alain Resnais' film Last Year at Marienbad (1961). Noted also for his poetry and theoretical essays, the selection of Artist's Writings spans his early experimental poetry from the late 1960s, to a cultural analysis of public art and architecture in the 1980s and 1990s. --
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 )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 558 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
Hiding by Mark C Taylor( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 513 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 )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 471 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
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Rewiring the real : in conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo
The picture in question : Mark Tansey and the ends of representationJourneys to selfhood : Hegel & KierkegaardRefiguring the spiritual : Beuys, Barney, Turrell, GoldsworthyRewiring the real : in conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLilloCritical terms for religious studiesRecovering place : reflections on Stone HillKierkegaard's pseudonymous authorship : a study of time and the selfCrisis on campus : a bold plan for reforming our colleges and universities
Alternative Names
Mark C. Taylor American philosopher

Mark C. Taylor Amerikaans filosoof

Mark C. Taylor filòsof estatunidenc

Mark C. Taylor filósofo estadounidense

Mark C. Taylor filósofo merikano

Mark C. Taylor filosofo statunitense

Mark C. Taylor filósofu estauxunidense

Mark C. Taylor philosophe américain

Taylor, Mark 1945-

Taylor, Mark C.

Taylor, Mark Cooper 1945-

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