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Everywhere we hear talk of decline, of a world that was better once, maybe fifty years ago, maybe centuries ago, but certainly before modernity drew us along its dubious path. While some lament the slide of Western culture into relativism and nihilism and others celebrate the trend as a liberating sort of progress, Charles Taylor calls on us to face the moral and political crises of our time, and to make the most of modernity's challenges.

At the heart of the modern malaise, according to most accounts, is the notion of authenticity, of self-fulfillment, which seems to render ineffective the whole tradition of common values and social commitment. Though Taylor recognizes the dangers associated with modernity's drive toward self realization, he is not as quick as others to dismiss it. He calls for a freeze on cultural pessimism.

In a discussion of ideas and ideologies from Friedrich Nietzsche to Gail Sheehy, from Allan Bloom to Michel Foucault, Taylor sorts out the good from the harmful in the modern cultivation of an authentic self. He sets forth the entire network of thought and morals that link our quest for self-creation with our impulse toward self-fashioning, and shows how such efforts must be conducted against an existing set of rules, or a gridwork of moral measurement. Seen against this network, our modern preoccupations with expression, rights, and the subjectivity of human thought reveal themselves as assets, not liabilities.

By looking past simplistic, one-sided judgments of modern culture, by distinguishing the good and valuable from the socially and politically perilous, Taylor articulates the promise of our age. His bracing and provocative book gives voice to the challenge of modernity, and calls on all of us to answer it.

Synopsis:

At the heart of the modern malaise, according to most accounts, is the notion of authenticity, to selffulfillment, which seems to render ineffective the whole tradition of common values and social commitment. Though Taylor recognizes the dangers associated with modernity's drive toward self realization, he is not as quick as others to dismiss it. He calls for a freeze on cultural pessimism.

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Everywhere we hear talk of decline, of a world that was better once, maybe fifty years ago, maybe centuries ago, but certainly before modernity drew us along its dubious path. While some lament the slide of Western culture into relativism and nihilism and others celebrate the trend as a liberating sort of progress, Charles Taylor calls on us to face the moral and political crises of our time, and to make the most of modernity's challenges.

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Charles Taylor is Winner of the 2008 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy

Synopsis:

Charles Taylor is Winner of the 2007 Templeton Prize

About the Author

Charles Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

I. Three Malaises

II. The Inarticulate Debate

III. The Sources of Authenticity

IV. Inescapable Horizons

V. The Need for Recognition

VI. The Slide to Subjectivism

VII. La Lotta Continua

VIII. Subtler Languages

IX. An Iron Cage?

X. Against Fragmentation

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674268630
Author:
Taylor, Charles
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Self-realization
Subject:
Contracts
Subject:
Social values
Subject:
Authentication
Subject:
Morale
Subject:
Social values -- History.
Subject:
Self-realization -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Moi
Subject:
Philosophie moderne
Subject:
Civilisation moderne et contemporaine
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Self-actualization (psychology)
Subject:
Civilization, Modern -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 11 oz

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Product details 160 pages Harvard University Press - English 9780674268630 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , At the heart of the modern malaise, according to most accounts, is the notion of authenticity, to selffulfillment, which seems to render ineffective the whole tradition of common values and social commitment. Though Taylor recognizes the dangers associated with modernity's drive toward self realization, he is not as quick as others to dismiss it. He calls for a freeze on cultural pessimism.
"Synopsis" by , Everywhere we hear talk of decline, of a world that was better once, maybe fifty years ago, maybe centuries ago, but certainly before modernity drew us along its dubious path. While some lament the slide of Western culture into relativism and nihilism and others celebrate the trend as a liberating sort of progress, Charles Taylor calls on us to face the moral and political crises of our time, and to make the most of modernity's challenges.
"Synopsis" by , Charles Taylor is Winner of the 2008 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy
"Synopsis" by , Charles Taylor is Winner of the 2007 Templeton Prize
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