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The ethics of authenticity

The ethics of authenticity

Author: Charles Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018. ©1991
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
"Everywhere we hear talk of decline, of a world that was better once, perhaps 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 progress, Charles Taylor calls on us to face the moral and political crises of our time, and to make the most of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Taylor
ISBN: 0674987691 9780674987692
OCLC Number: 1055758875
Notes: Eleventh printing, 2003.
"Originally published in Canada in 1991 under the title The malaise of modernity"--Title page verso
Description: 142 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Three malaises --
The inarticulate debate --
The sources of authenticity --
Inescapable horizons --
The need for recognition --
The slide to subjectivism --
La Lotta continua --
Subtler languages --
An iron cage? --
Against fragmentation.
Responsibility: Charles Taylor.


Everywhere we hear of decline, of a world that was better before the influence of modernity. While some lament Western culture's slide into relativism and nihilism and others celebrate the trend as a  Read more...


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The great merit of Taylor's brief, non-technical, powerful the vigour with which he restates the point which Hegel (and later Dewey) urged against Rousseau and Kant: that we are only Read more...

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