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Charles Taylor


  • Page extent: 232 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.447 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 191
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: B995.T34 C47 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Taylor, Charles,--1931-

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521801362 | ISBN-10: 0521801362)

Charles Taylor is beyond question one of the most distinctive figures in the landscape of contemporary philosophy. In a time of increasing specialization Taylor's ability to contribute to philosophical conversations across a wide spectrum of ideas is distinctive and impressive. These areas include moral theory, theories of subjectivity, political theory, epistemology, hermeneutics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and aesthetics. His most recent writings have seen him branching into the study of religion. Written by a team of international authorities, this collection will be read primarily by students and professionals in philosophy, political science and religious studies, but will appeal to a broad swathe of professionals across the humanities and social sciences.

• Deals with prominent philosopher whose work is widely read across disciplines • High-quality contributors • Up-to-date and accessible


Introduction: timely meditations in an untimely mode Ruth Abbey; 1. Taylor and the hermeneutic tradition Nicholas Smith; 2. Taylor's (anti-)epistemology Hubert Dreyfus; 3. The self and the good: Charles Taylor's moral ontology Fergus Kerr; 4. Taylor's political philosophy Stephen Mulhall; 5. Toleration, proselytizing, and the politics of recognition Jean Bethke Elshtain; 6. Taylor and feminism: from recognition of identity to a politics of the good Melissa Orlie; 7. Catholicism and philosophy: a nontheistic appreciation William E. Connolly; 8. History, agency and the history of philosophy Terry Pinkard.


'This book gives the reader an excellent 'tour d'horizon' of the surprising directions thought takes and new avenues opened for further exploration in Taylor's philosophy.' The Heythrop Journal


Ruth Abbey, Nicholas Smith, Hubert Dreyfus, Fergus Kerr, Stephen Mulhall, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Melissa Orlie, William E. Connolly, Terry Pinkard

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