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The ethics of authenticity

Author: Charles Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [1992]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Taylor
ISBN: 0674268636 9780674268630 0674987691 9780674987692
OCLC Number: 897356708
Notes: Originally published: as The malaise of modernity. Concord, Ontario: Anansi, 1991.
Description: 142 pages ; 22 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.
Other Titles: Malaise of modernity
Responsibility: Charles Taylor.

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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 book...is 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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