Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity
In this extensive inquiry into the sources of modern selfhood, Charles Taylor demonstrates just how rich and precious those resources are. The modern turn to subjectivity, with its attendant rejection of an objective order of reason, has led—it seems to many—to mere subjectivism at the mildest and to sheer nihilism at the worst. Many critics believe that the modern order has no moral backbone and has proved corrosive to all that might foster human good. Taylor rejects this view. He argues that, properly understood, our modern notion of the self provides a framework that more than compensates for the abandonment of substantive notions of rationality.
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... Culture of Modernity • 266 • 285 18. Fractured Horizons 19. Radical Enlightenment PART IV The Voice of Nature · 305 • 321 20. Nature as Source 21. The Expressivist Turn PART V Subtler Languages 22. Our Victorian Contemporaries 23 ...
... culture and society over the last three or four centuries and getting these somehow in focus , continues to preoccupy us . The works of major contemporary thinkers such as Foucault , Habermas , and MacIntyre focus on it . Others , while ...
... Culture and upbringing may help to define the boundaries of the relevant ' others ' , but they don't seem to create the basic reaction itself . That is why eighteenth- century thinkers , notably Rousseau , could believe in a natural ...
... culture . Think of the horrifying description of the torture and execution of a man who had attempted regicide in mid - eighteenth - century France , which opens Michel Foucault's Surveiller et punir . 7 It's not that comparable horrors ...
... culture . Someone in a warrior society might ask whether his tale of courageous deeds lives up to the promise of his lineage or the demands of his station . People in a religious culture often ask whether the demand of conventional ...
The Culture of Modernity
Nature as Source
The Expressivist Turn
Our Victorian Contemporaries
Visions of the PostRomantic
Epiphanies of Modernism
The Conflicts of Modernity
Descartess Disengaged Reason
Lockes Punctual Self
Exploring lHumaine Condition
A Digression on Historical Explanation
God Loveth Adverbs
The Providential Order