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    Mellon, James G. 2016. The secular and the sacred: reflections on Charles Taylor’sA Secular Age. Religion, State and Society, Vol. 44, Issue. 1, p. 75.

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  • Print publication year: 2011
  • Online publication date: June 2012

18 - Another philosopher-citizen: the political philosophy of Charles Taylor

Summary
Anyone familiar with Charles Taylor's political philosophy will readily intuit how applicable his depiction of Habermas is to Taylor himself. Taylor too has been a philosopher-citizen, which, with its allusion to Plato, is the term he coins for Habermas. There is also an intimate connection between Taylor's political practice and his political philosophy. Taylor is a central figure in the debate about the relationship between the human and the natural sciences. Underlining the centrality of intersubjective meanings in politics as Taylor does should not, however, be mistaken for identifying consensus. Dissent and critique are themselves parasitic on the existence of intersubjective meanings in a political culture. Practices lie at the heart of political life for Taylor. Taylor also contends that political theory should focus on practices that are meaning laden and intersubjective and that vary to some degree from society to society.
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Political Philosophy in the Twentieth Century
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