Meaning, Morals and Modernity
By (author) Nicholas H. Smith
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Charles Taylor by Nicholas H. Smith
Book DescriptionThe Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor is a key figure in contemporary debates about the self and the problems of modernity. This book provides a comprehensive, critical account of Taylora s work. It succinctly reconstructs the ambitious philosophical project that unifies Taylora s diverse writings. And it examines in detail Taylora s specific claims about the structure of the human sciences; the link between identity, language, and moral values; democracy and multiculturalism; and the conflict between secular and non--secular spirituality. The book also includes the first sustained account of Taylora s career as a social critic and political activist. Clearly written and authoritative, this book will be welcomed by students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, politics, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and theology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745615769
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 24-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Charles Taylor, Hardback (December 2001)
A comprehensive, critical account of Taylor's writings from early to recent works, this volume examines Taylor's claims about: the structure of the human sciences; democracy and multiculturalism; and the conflict between secular and non-secular spirituality.
Strong Hermeneutics, Hardback (August 1997)» View all books by Nicholas H. Smith
An investigation of controversial issues in philosophy today, this text presents a critical picture of both the "weak" or postmodern view of ethics evident in the work of Nietzsche, Richard Rorty and Jean-Francois Lyotard; and the enlightenment view, descended from Kant and taken up by Habermas.
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Author Biography - Nicholas H. Smith
Nicholas H. Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney
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