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Philosophical Papers #02: Philosophical Papers: Volume 2, Philosophy and the Human Sciences

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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.

Synopsis:

Starting from a polemical concern with behaviorism and other reductionist theories, the volumes progress to a general critique of naturalism, its historical development and its importance for modern culture and consciousness.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

A selection of published papers is presented here in two volumes, structured to indicate the direction and essential unity of the work.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Philosophy and Social Science: 1. Interpretation and the sciences of man; 2. Neutrality in political science; 3. Social theory as practice; 4. Understanding and ethnocentricity; 5. Rationality; 6. Foucault on freedom and truth; Part II. Political Philosophy: 7. Atomism; 8. What's wrong with negative liberty; 9. The diversity of goods; 10. Legitimation crisis?; 11. The nature and scope of distributive justice; 12. Kant's theory of freedom; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521317498
Author:
Taylor, Charles
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Taylor Charles
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Collected works
Subject:
Philosophy and social sciences
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy and social sciences Philosophy and
Subject:
Sociology-Reference and Methodology
Subject:
Logic
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Philosophical Papers
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.02x6.10x.96 in. 1.16 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521317498 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Starting from a polemical concern with behaviorism and other reductionist theories, the volumes progress to a general critique of naturalism, its historical development and its importance for modern culture and consciousness.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , A selection of published papers is presented here in two volumes, structured to indicate the direction and essential unity of the work.
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