News and Updates

  • Recent News & Announcements

    Update 8/20/18 - Philosophy & Social Criticism has just published the English-language version of the articles in Transit, Herbst 2016, published in honor of Taylor's 85th birthday. See the contents under "Dedicated Volumes" below.

    In April, 2018, Taylor received Blue Metropolis's 20th-anniversay Grand Prix awared at their annual literary festival. More info here, and read a short article about it here.

    There is now a Charles Taylor YouTube channel that has collected together all YouTube videos found in the bibliography.

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    Latest Bibliography Updates

    Latest update: 15 August 2018

    Updated "Language Not Mysterious?" and "Das Mysterium Der Sprache: Robert Brandoms Sprachphilosophie" to reflect the fact that they are the same article in different languages (the German was published first) (thanks to Gesche Keding).

    • PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Taylor, Charles. "Converging Roads Around Dilemmas of Modernity." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 15-26.
    • ———. "Dialogue, Discovery, and an Open Future." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 27-49.
    • ———. "The Importance of Engagement." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 215-234.

    • SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Calandín, Javier Gracia. Antropología Filosófica En Charles Taylor. Saarbrücken: Editorial Académica Española, 2011. In Spanish. https://www.amazon.es/Antropolog%C3%ADa-filos%C3%B3fica-en-Charles-Taylor/dp/3844345159/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1/257-4539040-3698748?ie=UTF8&qid=1532035772&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=javier+garcia+caland%C3%ADn
      Abstract:
      ¿Qué es el ser humano? Esta pregunta ha inquietado a multitud de filósofos a lo largo de la historia. La reflexión filosófica de Charles Taylor se inscribe en el horizonte de la modernidad, época caracterizada fundamentalmente por un cambio de actitud adoptado ante el hombre y ante la naturaleza. Esta nueva actitud moderna queda recogida en los términos "humanismo" y "naturalismo". El aporte de Taylor consiste en la recuperación del humanismo frente al naturalismo, esto es, de un enfoque genuino del ser humano que no quede silenciado por el método propio de las ciencias naturales y la revolución científica. En este libro profundizamos con precisión en el enfoque hermenéutico para descubrir el perfil de la antropología filosófica de Charles Taylor. Ello nos lleva a destacar cuatro rasgos del ser humano: el carácter auto-interpretativo, la capacidad dialógica, la dimensión moral y la cualidad narrativa. El libro concluye con un análisis acerca del realismo defendido por Taylor.
    • ———. Ética y Política En Charles Taylor. Saarbrücken: Editorial Académica Española, 2011. In Spanish. https://www.amazon.es/Pol%C3%ADtica-Charles-Taylor-Gracia-Caland%C3%ADn/dp/3844337679/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2/257-4539040-3698748?ie=UTF8&qid=1532035772&sr=8-2-fkmr1&keywords=javier+garcia+caland%C3%ADn
      Abstract:
      Charles Taylor constituye uno de los referentes principales del debate filosófico contemporáneo y muy destacada es su presencia en el ámbito de la ética y la política. Nacido en Montreal ha elevado a la reflexión filosófica los problemas y circunstancias particulares del contexto socio-histórico del Québec en el que ha vivido. El interés de sus propuestas filosóficas, sin embargo, trasciende el ámbito canadiense proyectándose hacia los distintos modelos de sociedades modernas del panorama actual. En este libro reflexionamos en torno a 6 temas centrales de su ética y política: lo moral, el modelo de razón práctica, la identidad, la libertad, los bienes sociales y la modernidad. Para ello confrontamos a Taylor con algunos de los filósofos más destacados del panorama actual como Paul Ricoeur, Jürgen Habermas, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Alasdair MacIntyre y otros. En este libro el lector podrá encontrar un estudio sistemático y riguroso de la ética y la política de Charles Taylor fruto de una prolongada investigación.
    • Gervais, Lisa-Marie. "Charles Taylor, l’homme De La Réconciliation." Le Devoir (20 avril, 2018). https://www.ledevoir.com/societe/525652/entrevue-avec-charles-taylor.
    • Halverson, Daniel. "Science, Religion, and Secularism, Parts XXI-XXVIII." 2018. http://partiallyexaminedlife.com/2018/05/24/science-religion-and-secularism-part-xxviii-charles-taylor-the-dark-abyss-of-time/.
    • Kramer, Hans Martin. "Reconceiving the Secular in Early Meiji Japan: Shimaji Mokurai, Buddhism, Shinto, and the Nation." Japan Review: Journal of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, no. 30 (2017): 63-77. In eng.
    • Krebs, Andreas. "Die Gebrochenheit Des (Ir-)Religiösen Subjekts. Glaube, Nichtglaube Und Säkularität Bei Charles Taylor." In Mission Zwischen Proselytismus Und Selbstabschaffung, edited by Andreas Krebs and Jutta Koslowski. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2017. 25-38.
    • Meijer, Michiel. "Taylor En Nietzsche." In Reeks Denkers. Charles Taylor, edited by G. Groot and Guy Vanheeswijck. Zoetermeer: Klement, 2018. 71-86.
    • ———. "Taylors Ontologische Onzekerheid." In Reeks Denkers. Charles Taylor, edited by G. Groot and Guy Vanheeswijck. Zoetermeer: Klement, 2018. 197-217. In Dutch.
    • Ospina Muñoz, Doris Elena. "Las Condiciones Para El Consenso, La Visión De Charles Taylor." Praxis Filosófica 45 (2017): 57-83. In Spanish. http://www.scielo.org.co/pdf/pafi/n45/2389-9387-pafi-45-00057.pdf.
      Abstract:
      Este artículo hace parte de una tesis doctoral inédita, titulada el consenso deseable, entre la visión de Charles Taylor y el cosmopolitismo contemporáneo. Basado en la lectura orientada al problema, el artículo introduce en las condiciones que, según la visión de Charles Taylor, requiere el consenso en las sociedades contemporáneas. Esas condiciones son: primero, la demostración de la tesis de la refutabilidad de las posiciones morales y, segundo, la ruptura con el etnocentrismo en el análisis de las situaciones de conflicto. La primera condición nos pone en contacto con las nociones básicas que estructuran el pensamiento de Taylor, a saber, autocomprensión, trasfondo moral compartido y orden moral secular. La segunda implica un marco de pensamiento político cosmopolita y producción de conocimiento transcultural que desafía el hacer de las ciencias sociales. 
    • Ouaknine, Léon and Évelyne Abitbol. "Lettre Ouverte Au Grand Philosophe Charles Taylor." Huffington Post (Jun 17, 2018). In French. https://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/evelyne-abitbol-/lettre-ouverte-au-grand-philosophe-charles-taylor_a_23460943/.
    • Scott, Marian. "Quebec Mosque Shooting: Tragedy Illustrates Danger of Stigmatizing Minorities: Charles Taylor." Montreal Gazette (January 28, 2018). https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/tragedy-illustrates-danger-of-stigmatizing-minorities-taylor.
      Abstract:
      Recent experience has shown that whenever governments adopt policies restricting the rights of minorities, there’s a rise in hateful incidents against those groups, noted Taylor, who co-chaired the Bouchard-Taylor Commission on reasonable accommodation.

    • DEDICATED VOLUMES:
    • Special Issue: Tribute to Charles Taylor. Ulf Bohmann, Gesche Keding, and Hartmut Rosa, eds. Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018). http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/pscb/44/7
      This journal issue contains the English versions of the articles appearing in "Charles Taylors Landkarte," Transit 49 (2016).
    • Abbey, Ruth. "Freedom – A Silent but Significant Thread Across Taylor’s Oeuvre." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 790-792.
    • Bernstein, Richard. "Enlarging the Dialogue." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 779-780.
    • Bohmann, Ulf, Gesche Keding, and Hartmut Rosa. "Mapping Charles Taylor." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 725-733.
      Abstract:
      The extensive, profound and influential oeuvre of Charles Taylor has inspired generations of thinkers. But how can we explore such a body of work? As we try to show in this Special Issue: by understanding him literally and making use of his notion of moral maps – or, differently put, by ‘mapping’ Charles Taylor. As he is far too modest a person to reveal to us his own moral atlas, we have decided to seize the occasion of his 85th birthday to ask several of his renowned colleagues, students and interlocutors to contribute to the reconstruction of such a map. This introduction develops three ‘mountain ridges’ in this cartography – a philosophical anthropology in spatial terms, the indispensable motif of dialogue, and the role of political life –, around which the following 24 illuminating appraisals are grouped.
    • Calhoun, Craig. "Thinking Better of Ourselves." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 771-772.
    • Connolly, William E. "Charles Taylor, Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 739-740.
    • Cooke, Maeve. "Higher Goods and Common Goods: Strong Evaluation in Social Life." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 767-770.
    • Costa, Paolo. "Essays in Retrieval: Charles Taylor as a Theorist of Historical Change." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 787-789.
    • Ferrara, Alessandro. "The Art of Holding Opposites Together." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 745-747.
    • Fraser, Nancy. "For Charles Taylor: An Appreciation." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 759-760.
    • Goldstein, Jürgen. "Resonance – A Key Concept in the Philosophy of Charles Taylor." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 781-783.
    • Gutmann, Amy. "The Power of Recognition: When Charles Taylor Parsed Personal Identity." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 793-795.
    • Habermas, Jürgen. "A Letter to an Old Friend and Colleague on His Birthday." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 800-801.
    • Honneth, Axel. "Taylor’s Hegel." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 773-774.
    • Joas, Hans. "Charles Taylor as Polemicist." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 756-758.
    • Kühnlein, Michael. "Seeing Differently, Or: How I Discovered the Sources of the Self." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 748-750.
    • Laforest, Guy. "Charles Taylor at the Front Line in Canadian Politics." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 796-799.
    • Laitinen, Arto. "Philosophy and Self-Expression." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 764-766.
    • Lukes, Steven. "A Capacious Mind." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 736-738.
    • MacIntyre, Alasdair. "Charles Taylor and Dramatic Narrative: Argument and Genre." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 761-763.
    • Maclure, Jocelyn. "A Strong Evaluator  ." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 734-735.
    • Mendieta, Eduardo. "The Creature of Language: Three Postcards to Chuck." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 741-744.
    • Montero, Darío. "Cultures of Democracy." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 784-786.
    • Nagl, Ludwig. "Encounters with and Impulses from Charles Taylor." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 775-778.
    • Smith, Nicholas H. "Ordinary Life." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 751-753.
    • Tully, James. "Dialogical Animals." Philosophy & Social Criticism 44, no. 7 (2018): 754-755.
    • Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions. Charles W. Lowney II, ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319638973
      Abstract:
      This book provides a timely, compelling, multidisciplinary critique of the largely tacit set of assumptions funding Modernity in the West.  A partnership between Michael Polanyi  and Charles Taylor's thought promises to cast the errors of the past in a new light, to graciously show how these errors can be amended, and to provide a specific cartography of how we can responsibly and meaningfully explore new possibilities for ethics, political society, and religion in a post-modern modernity.
    • Lowney II, Charles W. "Introduction: What a Better Epistemology can do for Moral Philosophy." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 1-11.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Converging Roads Around Dilemmas of Modernity." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 15-26.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Dialogue, Discovery, and an Open Future." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 27-49.
    • Apczynski, John V. "The Projects of Michael Polanyi and Charles Taylor." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 53-69.
    • Lowney II, Charles W.  "Authenticity and the Reconciliation of Modernity." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 71-91.
    • Stewart, David James. "“Transcendence” in A Secular Age and Enchanted (Un)Naturalism." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 93-114.
    • Fennell, Jon. "Polanyi’s Revolutionary Imaginary." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 119-141.
    • Lowney II, Charles W.  "Overcoming the Scientistic Imaginary." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 143-168.
    • Lowney II, Charles W.  "On Emergent Ethics, Becoming Authentic, and Finding Common Ground." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 169-187.
    • Yeager, D. M. "Taylor and Polanyi on Moral Sources and Social Systems." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 189-213.
    • Taylor, Charles. "The Importance of Engagement." In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 215-234.
    • Lowney II, Charles W.  "Epilogue: Robust Realism: Pluralist Or Emergent?" In Charles Taylor, Michael Polanyi and the Critique of Modernity: Pluralist and Emergentist Directions, edited by Charles W. Lowney II. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 235-270.

    • INTERVIEWS:
      • "Charles Taylor, Le Philosophe Optimiste (2018)." Video. Sociologie de l'intégration 2, Apr 29, 2018. 43:55. Frenchhttps://youtu.be/Drd0UT-BcGU
        Description: Une discussion avec le philosophe Charles Taylor Désautels le dimanche, 29 AVRIL 2018, Radio-Canada Première Lieu: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec   « À 86 ans, le philosophe montréalais continue d'observer le monde de son œil curieux. Taylor constate combien l'époque est porteuse d'espoir, et ce, en dépit de la présence croissante des idéologies et de la capacité des individus à raisonner dans le confort de leur bulle relationnelle. Pour lui, malgré tout, l'optimisme reste de mise : la curiosité insatiable de la jeunesse d'un côté et la généralisation des nouvelles technologies de l'autre constituent autant d'éléments susceptibles de transcender les cloisonnements et d'alimenter les confrontations d'idées. » Source : https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/...
      • "Charles Taylor Über Demokratie (Engl.)." Video. 2018. 4:34. Englishhttp://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=71137
        Description: "Kulturzeit"-Interview mit dem Philosophen: "Die Demokratie ist anfällig für gewisse Dinge, die schiefgehen können," sagt Charles Taylor. Welche drei Dinge das sind, erklärt er im Interview. Taylor war zu Gast an der American Academy in Berlin.
      • Francis Denis & Charles Taylor. "Église En Sortie 8 Décembre 2017." Video. seletlumieretv, Dec 8, 2017. 28:30. Frenchhttps://youtu.be/xhriuwfAhzE
        Description: Cette semaine à Église en sortie, Francis Denis s'entretient avec le philosophe et auteur Charles Taylor sur la modernité, la sécularisation et du rôle de l'Église dans nos sociétés aujourd'hui. Et on vous présente un reportage sur le Salon du livre de Montréal 2017.    .

    • MEDIA:
    • Charles Taylor. "Charles Taylor: The Polysemy of ‘Religion’." Video. IWMVienna, May 17, 2018. 1:31:27. https://youtu.be/KXzaZ98RHxo
      Description: Keynote Speech on May 17, 2018, IWM library   What people mean by religion covers a wide spectrum: not only because of the differences between different faiths, but also because the category “religion” is hard to separate from that of “culture”, and is also related to what we often call “identity”. The co-existence of different religions and/or understandings of religion takes many different forms, some extremely conflictual, and others which tend to foster peaceful co-existence and mutual understanding.   Charles Taylor is Professor em. of Philosophy at McGill University, Montreal, and a Permanent Fellow at the IWM. Beyond that, he was a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Oxford, Princeton, Berkeley, Frankfurt a. M., and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Amongst other awards and honorary degrees, he received the 2007 Templeton Prize and the 2008 Kyoto Prize, one of the world’s leading awards for lifetime achievements in the social sciences and humanities. In 2015, Charles Taylor has been awarded the prestigious $1.5 million John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity granted by the Library of Congress. In 2016, he received the Berggruen-Prize for Philosophie and in 2018 the Blue Metropolis’s International Literary Grand Prix.   The keynote speech by Charles Taylor is part of the conference ‘The End(s) of Religious Community‘, which takes place on May 16 at the University of Vienna and on May 17. / 18. at the IWM. The conference is organised by Jason Alvis, Ludger Hagedorn and Michael Staudigl (in cooperation with University of Vienna).   Further informations on www.iwm.at.
    • ———. " Prof. Dr. Charles Taylor: Ein Säkulares Zeitalter " Video (audio only). Katholische Akademie in Bayern AUDIO-Kanal, Feb 6, 2018. 1:11:33. German. https://youtu.be/dLFukRyCC50
      Description: Prof. Dr. Charles Taylor ist emeritierter Professor für Philosophie an der McGill University in Montréal. Er gilt als einer der angesehensten Vertreter der Sozialphilosophie wie der politischen Philosophie in der Gegenwart.  2008 wurde ihm für sein Lebenswerk der Kyoto-Preis verliehen, eine der weltweit höchsten Auszeichnungen für Verdienste um Wissenschaft und Kultur.  Charles Taylor entwirft in seinem Buch „Ein säkulares Zeitalter“ das Panorama der Epoche der Säkularisierung. Das mehrfach ausgezeichnete Werk inspiriert durch seine tiefgreifende Analyse und zugleich von gläubiger Zuversicht getragene Perspektive, erregte große Aufmerksamkeit und sorgt weiterhin für intensive Diskussionen. Im Horizont der zentralen Fragestellung nach dem Verhältnis von Religion und Moderne setzt sich Taylor mit der geistesgeschichtlich-religiösen Entwicklung der abendländischen Zivilisation in der Neuzeit auseinander. Er reflektiert diese Entwicklung, die er durch einen tiefen Wandel hin zu Säkularität in unterschiedlichen Dimensionen geprägt sieht: von einer Gesellschaft, in der es praktisch unmöglich war, nicht an Gott zu glauben, zu einer Gesellschaft, in der dieser Glaube nur mehr eine von mehreren Möglichkeiten darstellt.  Taylor spürt den Ursachen einer Situation nach, in der areligiöse Weltdeutungen für immer mehr Menschen die einzig einleuchtenden und die Dimension des Transzendenten vielfach keine in Frage kommende Option mehr zu sein scheinen. Und er fragt danach, wie unter diesen Bedingungen Glauben und spirituelle Erfahrung noch möglich sind.
    • ———. "Ακαδημία θεολογικών σπουδών βόλου - «ο χριστιανισμός στην κοσμική εποχή της δύσης» Gr." Video. ecclesiaTV.gr, Jun 14, 2018. 1:23:48. English, Greek. https://youtu.be/qTs1kOb5lcs
      Description: «Ο Χριστιανισμός στην κοσμική εποχή της Δύσης» Charles Taylor, Ομότιμος Καθηγητής του Πανεπιστημίου McGill (Μόντρεαλ, Καναδάς)   Ακαδημία Θεολογικών Σπουδών Βόλου.
    • Charles Taylor & Jonathan Lear. "Charles Taylor, "Democratic Degeneration: Three Easy Paths to Regression": March 26, 2018." Video. Neubauer Collegium, Apr 9, 2018. 1:26:11. https://youtu.be/uWq6TABAHhw
      Description: Transcript available here.
    • Collin Hanson, Caleb Lindgren & Mark Galli. "How Charles Taylor Helps Us Understand our Secular Age." Audio. Quick To Listen. 45:40. June 27, 2018. https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/june-web-only/charles-taylor-secular-age.html.
    • Gert Scobel. "Scobel: Charles Taylor - Das Leben Verstehen Doku (2010)." Video. Luke Nuriev, Apr 14, 2018. 55:41. German. https://youtu.be/Did52meLv34
      Description: Säkularisierung und moderne Religiosität: Ohne den Glauben zu verstehen, so das Credo des großen Philosophen Charles Taylor, kann man den Menschen nicht verstehen. Doch was ist Glauben in einem durch und durch säkularen Zeitalter?
    • James K. A. Smith. "James K.A. Smith - Charles Taylor and our Secular Age." Video. Southeastern Seminary, Mar 26, 2018. 34:48. https://vimeo.com/261828627
      Description: The Center for Faith and Culture hosts James K.A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, for a lecture on Charles Taylor and Our Secular Age.
    • The following is a series of short remarks by Taylor on a variety of topics from INTELECOM's "The Examined Life" series, 1998.
    • ———. "Cultural Identity." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 2:28. https://youtu.be/kGZzpZRc4g8
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor talks about the role that social and cultural groups play in the formation of one's identity.
    • ———. "The Community and Individual Identity." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 2:57. https://youtu.be/lmhlxqtB60s
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor talks about individual identity, particularly as reflected in moral positions of individuals. Professor Taylor explains that what often seems to be the position of the individual alone is actually a position that has, at least in part, come about as the result of the larger group or community to which the individual belongs.    .
    • ———. "Hegel and the Goals of Life." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 1:00. https://youtu.be/WDFxxpKQ6cU
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor discusses Hegel's beliefs about life's goals. Professor Taylor explains that Hegel saw human beings as intrinsically rational, which he linked very closely to freedom. In fact, Professor Taylor says, Hegel defined reason very much as Kant did--namely, that one is free when one, as a rational being, is controlling one's own life. In Hegel's view, the highest purpose in life is being part of the process that brings about the fullest realization of freedom and reason.
    • ———. "Aristotle on the State." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 2:13. https://youtu.be/-tf1TMhcRcc
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor talks about Aristotle's focus on free political society and self-rule. It was Aristotle who originated the concept of politics as a moral activity, a means by which people can act together not because they are ordered to do so, but because collective actions emerge from common moral, reasoned deliberation.
    • ———. "The Self and Unconditional Value." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 2:23. https://youtu.be/xEbCdbu32js
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor discusses his notion of the self, stating that, "…if a self has an identity, then a self has to live in the horizon of some or other idea of unconditional worth."    .
    • ———. "Modern Dualism." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 3:56. https://youtu.be/duJjtUx78s4
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor talks about the tendency to see the mental and the physical as two completely separate and distinct categories. He notes that much of modern philosophy is concerned with blurring the rigid line between the two, in recognition of the middle ground between them.
    • ———. "The Self in Historical Context (Part Three)." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 6:13. https://youtu.be/fJC5-8u7DaE
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor continues his discussion of the self, tracing the evolution of the concept over time. Professor Taylor talks about the modern perspective of the self, which he describes as being two kinds of internal, self-examination that are very much at odds. This first of these consists of taking the things that we desire and making them over in a rational form. The second aspect of the modern self argues against the first approach, looking instead for a new means by which to express what we truly want and desire.    .
    • ———. "Recognition in the Formation of Self." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 2:58. https://youtu.be/wwS0pteLbq8
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor talks about ways in which one's identity is worked out with other people. He discusses the paramount importance of recognition, by which he means acceptance for what you are by people that really matter. An example in childhood, Professor Taylor explains, would be one's parents.    .
    • ———. "Knowledge." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 4:01. https://youtu.be/JqyLBo2cM5s
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor talks about different understandings of knowledge, beginning with Descartes, who believed that knowledge is inner representation of outer reality.    .
    • ———. "The Self in Historical Context (Part Two)." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 2:00. https://youtu.be/DfeIG1nVPrs
      Description: Continuing his discussion of the self in historical context, philosopher Charles Taylor talks about the progression of ideas about the self from Descartes through John Locke. It was from Locke that what Professor Taylor calls the "punctual self" that's seen in the modern world first emerged. This is the concept of the self that is not defined by any particular substantive desires, tendencies or beliefs, but by the idea that one has the power to makes one's self over by "careful examination."    .
    • ———. "The Self in Historical Context (Part One)." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 8:26. https://youtu.be/teqHpDo8vm0
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor talks about the ways in which the concept of "the self" has changed over time. He begins by talking about Plato and then moves through other major philosophers, including Augustine and Descartes, pointing out that there has been a gradually increasing` emphasis on turning inwards when examining identity and the self.    .
    • ———. "Minority Rights, Cultural Survival and the Self." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 2:27. https://youtu.be/X1BQesAsTwU
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor talks about the devastating impact on personal identity when reference points like language, traditions and other elements of culture are destroyed.    .
    • ———. "Significant Others." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 1:39. https://youtu.be/-lb6y4V3Xbo
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor talks about George Herbert Mead and the distinction he made between the "I" and the "me." The fundamental idea here is that we don't discover who we are simply from the inside. Rather, we discover who we are by how we're received, accepted, and not accepted by others.    .
    • ———. "Reductive Theories of the Self." Video. INTELECOM, Mar 16, 2018. 3:40. https://youtu.be/P5TRbbIGSek
      Description: Philosopher Charles Taylor discusses his ideas about what he calls "reductive theories of human beings." Professor Taylor explains that, by reductive, he means simplifying explanations and ideas that normally require "rich language" and substituting forms of language that are stripped of complexity. He adds that two examples of reductive theories are behaviorism and what he terms "the computer model."

    • DISSERTATIONS AND THESES:
    • Lund, Jon. "Toward a Collective Architecture." 2017
      Abstract:
      This thesis explores a relationship between people and the spaces they share. It studies both living and working, and the accidental interactions that may occur from shared space. It is guided by concepts laid out by Charles Taylor, which questions the overestimation of individualism in the contemporary American culture. It is a response to a philosophically driven notion that humans have a need to exist in relationship to each other. Subsequently, it responds to the secondary outcomes of this notion, namely the economic viability of a shared economy in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ultimately this thesis will lead to a design of a multi-use building that focuses on the two aforementioned items: living and working. These will translate into architecture as co-housing and co-working.

     


     

    Updated 23 January 2018

    • PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Taylor, Charles. "Ethical Journeys." The Immanent Frame (2018). https://tif.ssrc.org/2018/01/16/ethical-journeys/.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Democratic Degeneration: Three Easy Paths to Regression." The Berlin Journal (2017). http://www.americanacademy.de/2017/12/11/democratic-degeneration-three-easy-paths-regression/?utm_source=American+Academy+in+Berlin+Newsletter&utm_campaign=cdbd426f2d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_126db9d414-cdbd426f2d-183947525.
      Abstract:
      Transcript of the 2017 Fritz Stern Lecture, delivered on November 16, 2017, at the American Academy in Berlin.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Is Democracy Slipping Away?" Items: Insights from the Social Sciences (Feb 7, 2017). http://items.ssrc.org/is-democracy-slipping-away/.
      Abstract:
      This essay by Charles Taylor draws from a lecture sponsored by the SSRC’s Anxieties of Democracy program, called “Ways Democracy Can Slip Away,” on October 17, 2016, at Roosevelt House in New York City, and is copublished in The Democracy Papers. Taylor was the program’s 2016 Democracy Fellow. Speaking in the weeks before the 2016 US election, Taylor discusses the character of modern democracies and their vulnerability to what he call “spirals of decline.” He concludes with a reflection on the present populist moment.
    • Translations and Reprints
    • Taylor, Charles. Das Sprachbegabte Tier - Grundzüge Des Menschlichen Sprachvermögens [The Language Animal. The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity] . Translated by Joachim Schulte. Suhrkamp, 2017. In German.
      Abstract:
      Seit Jahrhunderten wird in der Philosophie über die Natur der Sprache gestritten. Für die rationalistisch-empiristische Tradition in der Folge von Hobbes, Locke und Condillac ist sie ein Werkzeug, das Menschen erfunden haben, um Informationen auszutauschen. In seinem neuen Buch bekennt sich Charles Taylor zum gegnerischen Lager der Romantik um Hamann, Herder und Humboldt und zeigt, dass der rationalistisch-empiristische Ansatz etwas Entscheidendes übersieht: Sprache beschreibt nicht bloß, sie erschafft Bedeutung, formt alle menschliche Erfahrung und ist integraler Bestandteil unseres individuellen Selbst.   Taylor geht jedoch noch einen Schritt über das Denken der deutschen Romantik hinaus und entwirft eine umfassende Theorie der Sprache im Sinne des linguistischen Holismus: Sprache ist ein geistiges Phänomen, aber sie kommt auch in künstlerischen Darstellungen, Gesten, Stimmen, Haltungen zum Ausdruck und kennt daher keinen Gegensatz von Körper und Geist. Indem er dieses grundlegende Vermögen des »sprachbegabten Tiers« erhellt, wirft Taylor ein neues Licht darauf, was es heißt, ein Mensch zu sein.
    • Taylor, Charles. Hegel and Modern Society (Cambridge Philosophy Classics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 
      Abstract:
      This rich study explores the elements of Hegel's social and political thought that are most relevant to our society today. Combating the prevailing post-World War II stereotype of Hegel as a proto-fascist, Charles Taylor argues that Hegel aimed not to deny the rights of individuality but to synthesise them with the intrinsic good of community membership. Hegel's goal of a society of free individuals whose social activity is expressive of who they are seems an even more distant goal now, and Taylor's discussion has renewed relevance for our increasingly globalised and industrialised society. This classic work is presented in a fresh series livery for the twenty-first century with a specially commissioned new preface written by Frederick Neuhouser.

    • SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Büyükokutan, Baris. "In Pursuit of Non-Western Deep Secularities: Selfhood and the "Westphalia Moment" in Turkish Literary Milieux." New Perspectives on Turkey 56 (2017): 3-32.
      Abstract:
      This article traces Charles Taylor's "secularity three" outside the West, finding that it was present among poets but not among novelists in twentieth-century Turkey. It explains this contrast between these two very similar groups by using network analysis, highlighting the greater availability, in poetry networks, of nonpious gatekeepers to aspiring pious actors, following an initial long period of religious conflict. In order to benefit from association with these gatekeepers, pious actors learned to split their selves into two, committing themselves simultaneously to their absolutist faith and to its practical impossibility in a secular age. If and when the prospect of cross-fertilization waned, however, they would effortlessly switch back to their earlier subjectivity. Pious novelists, by contrast, underwent no such learning process. Based on these findings, I argue, first, that the study of the secular must pay greater attention to religious conflict and the ways in which it is resolved, and second, that it must consider balancing its longue-durée approach with an eventful focus.
    • Calano, Mark Joseph T. "Charles Taylor and the Modern Moral Sources of the Self." Scientia: The Research Journal of the College of Arts and Sciences (2015): 121-142. http://scientia-sanbeda.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Vol-4.1-M-J-T-Calano.pdf.
    • Joseph, John E. "The Reception of Wilhelm Von Humboldt’s Linguistic Writings in the Anglosphere, 1820 to the Present." Forum for Modern Language Studies 53, no. 1 (2017): 7-20.
      Abstract:
      Humboldt has had a complex reception in the English-speaking world. The thesis-antithesis-synthesis rhetorical structure he inherited from Fichte has contributed to misunderstanding of his views. In the later nineteenth century he was depicted as an evolutionist, including by his prominent American disciple Brinton. His thought helped to shape twentieth-century anthropology in the USA through the work of Boas, who, however, cited him only once, and it had an impact on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, though how much of one is debated. If Noam Chomsky’s claim to be his intellectual heir is dubious, Humboldt’s shadow looms over current work on embodied language, and is central to Taylor’s (2016) attempt to redirect the Anglophone philosophical tradition towards a conception of man as ‘the language animal’.
    • Junior, Joel Decothé. "Epistemologia Religiosa e Formas De Discursividades Sobrepostas: Uma Análise Desde a Política Da Secularização De Charles Taylor [Religious Epistemology and Shapes of Overlaping Discourses: An Analysis from the Politics of Secularization of Charles Taylor]." Princípios 24, no. 44 (2017): 151-184. In Portuguese.
      Abstract:
      Neste artigo temos como objetivo tratar do significado político da secularização. Iniciamos abordando a tensão existente entre a epistemologia religiosa e a epistemologia do humanismo exclusivo. Damos continuidade problematizando a questão referente à era dos reordenamentos e da transmutação para uma nova ordem moral secularizada, na qual o agente humano se autointerpreta. Assim, destacamos a relevância da presença da epistemologia religiosa na construção de uma nova mentalidade no imaginário social moderno. Surge a implicação do exercício do self se avaliar fortemente a partir da epistemologia imanente do humanismo exclusivo. Outra abordagem empreendida deste problema é a da elaboração de uma ética da autenticidade, que interferiu na construção da identidade moral expressivista, cada vez mais desarraigada dos pressupostos da epistemologia religiosa. Então, abordamos a postura do agente humano viver o conflito de busca por autorrealização e sentido normativo-ontológico para o seu self ao articular a sua forma de vida e identidade moral numa era secular.
      In this article we aim to address the political significance of secularization. We begin by addressing the tension between religious epistemology and the epistemology of exclusive humanism. We proceed to the question of the age of reordering and transmutation into a new secularized moral order, where the human agent is self-interpreting. Thus, we highlight the relevance of the presence of religious epistemology in the construction of a new mentality in the modern social imaginary. The implication of the exercise of the self arises strongly from the immanent epistemology of exclusive humanism. Another approach taken to this problem is the elaboration of an Ethics of authenticity, which interfered in the construction of expressivist moral identity, increasingly uprooted from the presuppositions of religious epistemology. So we approach the posture of the human agent to live the search conflict for self-realization and normative-ontological sense for his self by articulating his way of life and moral identity in a secular age.].
    • Leithart, Peter. "Reformation and the Secular Age." Patheos (Dec 21, 2017). http://www.patheos.com/blogs/leithart/2017/12/reformation-secular-age/.
    • Meijer, Michiel. "A Phenomenological Approach with Ontological Implications? Charles Taylor and Maurice Mandelbaum on Explanation in Ethics." Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 20, no. 5 (2017): 977-991.
      Abstract:
      This paper critically discusses Charles Taylor’s ethical views in his little known paper “Ethics and Ontology” (J Philos 100 (6): 305–320, 2003) by confronting it with the moral phenomenology of Maurice Mandelbaum, as laid out in his (largely neglected) The Phenomenology of Moral Experience (1955). The aim of the paper is to explore the significance of Taylor’s views for the dispute between naturalists, non-naturalists, and quietists in contemporary metaethics. It is divided in six sections. In the first section, I examine Taylor’s critique of naturalism. I continue to discuss his moral phenomenology in more detail in the second and third sections, arguing that Taylor’s move from phenomenology to ontology is problematic. In the fourth section, I evaluate Taylor’s strategy by comparing it with Mandelbaum’s understanding of moral phenomenology, while also extending this comparison to the issue of how to locate the source of moral experience in the fifth section. Based on these discussions, I finally conclude in the sixth section that Taylor’s hermeneutical position, although ontologically incomplete and underdemonstrated, draws attention to a question to which current moral theory does not adequately respond.
    • Palaver, Wolfgang. "René Girard and Charles Taylor: Complementary Engagements with the Crisis of Modernity." In The Palgrave Handbook of Mimetic Theory and Religion, edited by Wolfgang Palaver and J. Alison. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 335-342. 
      Abstract:
      Girard distanced himself from philosophy so strongly most of the time that only a few philosophers engaged with his mimetic theory. Besides philosophers committed to mimetic theory and Gianni Vattimo, Charles Taylor is one of the few philosophers who has taken Girard’s work seriously. Girard and Taylor are among those contemporary thinkers who address the crisis of modernity without ending up in a fundamentalist antimodernism. Taylor is less apocalyptic, but also does not discount the crisis of modernity, as the original title (The Malaise of Modernity) of one of his books attests. He comes closest to Girard’s apocalyptic attitude when he follows Ivan Illich’s interpretation of modernity as a perversion of Christianity.
    • Pirnajmmudin, Hossein and Sanaz Bayat. "Charles Taylor’s Ontological Hermeneutics and the Question of Existence in Marilynne Robinson’s Lila." Global Journal of Foreign Language Teaching 7, no. 1 (2017): 46.
    • Rings, Michael. "Authenticity, Self-Fulfillment, and Self-Acknowledgment." Journal of Value Inquiry 51, no. 3 (2017): 475-489.
      Abstract:
      The philosophical literature on personal authenticity is (as many philosophical literatures admittedly are) deeply fraught and riddled with controversy. n this paper I will focus on one particular, prominent sense in which authenticity has been conceived—as an ethical ideal of self-fulfillment.1 This conception finds its most well known expression in the work of Charles Taylor, and more recently in that of Somogy Varga.2 Herein I will consider Taylor’s and Varga’s accounts of authenticity as self-fulfillment, and show that, though rich and largely successful on certain grounds, they are ultimately incomplete, failing to capture certain intuitions that seem key to our pre-theoretical notions of self-fulfillment, and are also key if authenticity is to be conceived as a full-fledged ethical ideal. I recommend that their model be integrated with another sense of authenticity, originating in Sartre’s work but also discussed in recent analytic literature, which centers on epistemic notions of self-acknowledgement. I argue that this conception supplies considerations of honesty and epistemic responsibility to oneself and others regarding the facts of one’s personal situation, condition, and character—factors that are missing in the theories of Taylor and Varga.
    • Rivas, Eugenio and Luiz Carlos Sureki. "Modernidade Inviável...? A Pertinência Teológica Das “Modernidades Alternativas”: Lendo Charles Taylor." Perspectiva Teológica 49, no. 3 (2017): 527. In Portuguese.
    • Sánchez Matito, Manuel. "Charles Taylor Y La Religión En La Actualidad." Raphisa: Revista De Antropología Y Filosofía De Lo Sagrado 1, no. 1 (2017). In Spanish.
    • St-Laurent, Guillaume. "La Solution Implicite De Charles Taylor Au Problème De l’« Historicisme Transcendental »." Symposium 21, no. 2 (2017): 179-207. In French.
      Abstract:
      Notre objectif est de montrer que la théorie de l’argumentation philosophique développée par Charles Taylor apporte une solution élégante, quoiqu’implicite, au problème de l’« historicisme transcendantal » dans la tradition herméneutique contemporaine (Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur). Ce problème consiste à se demander comment il peut être possible à la fois (1) de désavouer l’existence de vérités « absolues » ou « anhistoriques » et (2) de reconnaître au discours philosophique sur l’« historicité » (Geschichtlichkeit) de la pensée tous ses droits, puisque ce discours demeure de facto et de jure une pensée de l’a priori. En ce sens, mes analyses se concentre-ront sur la façon dont Taylor parvient à justifier la thèse – en apparence contradictoire – selon laquelle la réflexion philosophique peut parvenir à des conclusions « apodictiques et pourtant ouvertes à un débat sans fin ».
      Our aim is to show that Charles Taylor’s theory of philosophical argumentation proposes an elegant, albeit implicit, solution to the problem of “transcendental historicism” in contemporary hermeneutics (Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur). This problem consists in asking how it is possible both to (1) disavow the existence of “absolute” or “anhistorical” truths and (2) fully acknowledge the status of philosophical discourses on “historicity” (Geschichtlichkeit), since those discourses remain de facto and de jure properly a priori. The following discussion focusses on how Taylor manages to justify the seemingly contradictory thesis that philosophical reflection can reach conclusions that are “apodictic and yet open to end-less debate.”.
    • Tsz, Wan Hung. "Habermas and Taylor on Religious Reasoning in a Liberal Democracy." The European Legacy 22, no. 5 (2017): 549-565.
      Abstract:
      Abstract This article compares Habermas’s and Taylor’s approach to the role of religious language in a liberal democracy. It shows that the difference in their approach is not simply in their theories of religious language. The contrast lies deeper, in their incompatible moral theories: Habermas’s universal discourse ethics vs Taylor’s communitarian substantive ethics. I also explore William Rehg’s defence of discourse ethics by conceding that it is based on a metavalue of rational consensus. However, I argue that Habermas’s and Rehg’s discourse ethics and translation proviso are untenable. While Taylor rightly argues that there is no reason to exclude religious reason from the formal political sphere, his proposed fusion of horizons to generate a new hybrid framework is also problematic. I suggest that Taylor’s historical hermeneutics should be extended to include the narrative approach to ethical deliberation as conducive to mutual experiential understanding, and hence to achieving a fusion of horizons of the diverse worlds of citizens in a liberal democracy.
    • Veliq, Fabiano. "Charles Taylor and Mikhail Epstein: Proposals to Thinking Religion in Hypermodernity." Caminhos 15, no. 1 (2017): 70
    • Vidanec, Dafne. Charles Taylor i Njegov Moralni Svijet [Charles Taylor and his moral world] Naklada Breza, 2018. In Croatian.
    • von Sass, Hartmut. "Hubert Dreyfus Und Charles Taylor: Die Wiedergewinnung Des Realismus." Philosophische Rundschau 64, no. 1 (2017): 95-98
    • Wessman, Robert Aaron. "The church’s Witness in a Secular Age: A Hauerwasian Response to Privatized and Individualized Religion." Missiology: An International Review 45, no. 1 (2017): 56-66.
      Abstract:
      Stanley Hauerwas has been noted for his theology of missionary “witness.” However, his theology is not uncontroversial. Of late, it is argued that his theology of witness does not often, or sufficiently, attend to the nature and complexity of belief for those people who live in contemporary, Western society. Part of this complexity, as highlighted by various sociologists and theologians, is that religion has become individualized and privatized. These are serious challenges to the church’s engagement with contemporary society, which Hauerwas does not always seem to adequately address. It will be the purpose of this article, however, to attempt to overcome this lacuna in Hauerwas’s theology, and explore if, and how, his theology might serve as a response to some of the specific challenges arising out of the growing trend towards “privatized religion” in the United States. This will be accomplished by bringing into dialogue Hauerwas’s later work on witness, with some of the sociological insights provided by Charles Taylor and Robert Wuthnow. It will be argued that Hauerwas’s theology of witness, though incomplete, does provide insights that might be helpful to the church in her missionary efforts in the United States.
    • Yin-Li, Wang. "The Spiritual Condition in a Secular Age: Base on the Views of Charles Taylor." Fu Dan Xue Bao.She Hui Ke Xue Ban, no. 5 (2017): 110-116.
      Abstract:
      A peculiar narrative about the Western secularity given by Charles Taylor brings about not only a revival of secularization thesis , but also a reopening of spiritual understanding. This article discriminated three dimensions of Taylor's concept of secularity: as the understanding background of " transcendental condition" ; as the social imaginaries in the profane time ; as the excarnation from the standpoint of Christian secularization. Then it gave three possible reflections on the spiritual condition in modem time: 1 ) Taylor's work deconstructs the dichotomy of "the secular and the spiritual , " which means modern secularization is a new understanding context which is implicit and shared by secular people and religious people; 2) According to the reflective consciousness prompted by an modem immanent structure, spirituality can be properly defined as "the fullness" of lived experience; 3) Taylor's approach of social imaginaries raises the question of how to develop modem "spiritual imaginaries" to religious people.

    • DEDICATED VOLUMES:
    • Special Issue: Charles Taylor’s The Language Animal. Gesche Keding and Ulf Bohmann, eds. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017).
    • Keding, Gesche and Ulf Bohmann. "Introduction to the Book Symposium on the Language Animal by Charles Taylor." Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017): 613-620. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317000804.
    • Costa, Paolo. "The Language Animal: A Long Trajectory." Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017): 621-632. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317000774.
      Abstract:
      In my paper, I set The Language Animal against a broader picture of Charles Taylor’s intellectual trajectory. Sources of the Self (1989) left open three major questions: (a) the viability of religious moral sources in a ‘secular’ age; (b) the compatibility between a robust moral realism and a genealogical account of modern identity; and (c) the meaning and destiny of the so-called ‘linguistic turn.’ This is the framing topic of his last book. Although Taylor’s variety of hermeneutics is unquestionably a product of the linguistic turn, he has operated with a broad notion of the linguistic capacity from the start. Language is, for him, a shared activity and the acknowledgment of its animal embeddedness functions in his work as an antidote against any too idealized a view of the kind of creatures that humans are. In his earlier writings, however, a structural tension lurked below the surface between a Gadamerian notion of Sprache and a more phenomenological, Merleau-Pontyan, embodied outlook that was less modelled on articulate speech. My claim is that his new book marks a shift from a more speech-oriented to a more body-oriented understanding of language.
    • Demmerling, Christoph. "Language, Concepts, and Emotions in Charles Taylor’s the Language Animal." Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017): 633-641. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317000749.
      Abstract:
      Human beings shape the landscapes of their individual, social, and political lives entangled in a web of language. Everything that human beings do, the way they act and think, is shaped by the use of language. Charles Taylor explores these anthropological dimensions of language. This article discusses three different aspects of Taylor’s language-oriented anthropology and confronts his considerations with three distinct questions concerning the relation between language and the lives of human beings. The first question is how Taylor’s constitutive view of language can be related to his criticism of the mediational view of language. Next, the relation between language and concepts is discussed. Finally, emotions are considered.
    • Wesche, Tilo. "The Linguistic Capacity of Performative Speech." Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017): 643-652. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317000919.
      Abstract:
      In my paper, I shall briefly explore a philosophy of performative speech acts, which is in line with Charles Taylor’s investigation into the human linguistic capacity. It complements the full shape of the linguistic capacity and gives an account of how reason enters thinking due to language. Language creates openness to reasons by, as I emphasize, means of a critique of self-deception, which could be accomplished by linguistic capacity.
    • Münch, Nikolai. "the Language Animal and the Passive Side of the Hudman Condition." Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017): 653-667. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317000889.
      Abstract:
      In some strains of current philosophy, there is a growing interest in the passive and receptive aspects of the human condition. This interest is often paired with a criticism that ‘Western’ philosophy unduly neglects those aspects because of an ‘agential bias.’ This criticism has also been directed against the philosophy of Charles Taylor. I try to show that this criticism has some force in principle but is not plausible in the case of Taylor. First, I analyse John Rawls’ hugely influential concept of a life plan and show how this ‘agential bias’ applies here. Second, I argue that such a bias does not apply to Taylor’s The Language Animal by showing how active and passive moments are interwoven in his concepts of articulation and narration.
    • Killius, Markus. "The Ambivalence of Charles Taylor’s Philosophy: What Makes our Everyday Reality Real?" Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017): 669-679. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317000932.
      Abstract:
      In The Language Animal, Charles Taylor’s struggle to provide a theoretical framework for his narration of the self finally becomes obvious. About 30 years after he wrote his great and fascinating Sources of the Self, Taylor closes the gap between the self as a radical being-in-the-world and its analytical premises. Even if the main topic of Taylor’s new book may seem to be only a comparison of what he calls ‘HHH-theory’ and ‘HLC-theory,’ there are two other authors, the combination of whose ideas clarifies not only his approach to language but also to his concept of ‘reality’ as such: Gottlob Frege and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
    • Beljan, Jens. "The Learner of Language: Communion, Resonance and Pedagogical Practice." Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017): 681-691. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317000865.
      Abstract:
      This paper focuses on the process of language acquisition in childhood. Departing from accounts—such as that of Jean Piaget, which considers cognitive development as the main condition of language acquisition—Taylor shows how deeply our linguistic capacity is rooted in a prior socio-affective realm of social spaces or communion. Beyond Taylor, the question arises as to whether one can identify different normative consequences for pedagogical practices, as well as for the status of childhood in social theory. The implications of Taylor’s language theory for the relation between human and world will be suggested by connecting the intrinsic dimensions of linguistic communication to the theory of resonance.
    • Keding, Gesche. "Metaphors and Paradigms of the Language Animal—or—The Advantage of Seeing “Time is a Resource” as a Paradigm." Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017): 693-704. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317000762.
      Abstract:
      One of the features of an encompassing account of language that Charles Taylor examines in Chapter Five, “The Figuring Dimension of Language,” of The Language Animal is a special kind of metaphor, which is rooted in the embodiment of humans. Their perspective-taking, their intuition of position in space, etc., provide ‘structural templates’ for thinking and leave their traces in their expressions. Taylor compares these metaphors with paradigms. My paper discusses the differences between the two. Taylor’s example ‘Time Is a Resource’ is understood more deeply if seen as a paradigm, i.e., a set of beliefs and practices, instead of as a ‘structural template,’ i.e., rooted in embodiment.
    • Emmerich, Marc. "The Creative Force of Discourse and the Appearance of Politics: Reading Charles Taylor with the Political Theory of Jacques Rancière." Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017): 705-715. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317000877.
      Abstract:
      Does the creative force of discourse Taylor describes enable the subaltern to speak for themselves? To answer this question, I underlay Jacques Rancière’s concept of politics. I correlate Charles Taylor’s opposition of HLC- and HHH-language theories to Rancière’s distinction of ‘politics’ and ‘police.’ However, since the creative force of discourse also re-enacts human order through rituals and repetitions, it is not political per se. I discuss Taylor’s example of the “avuncular” relationship to show at which point the creative force could turn into a fundament of politics and where it doesn’t.
    • Bohmann, Ulf. "Narrative, History, Critique." Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017): 717-729. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317000798.
      Abstract:
      In Chapter 8 of The Language Animal, Charles Taylor claims that narratives are unsubstitutable for an appropriate understanding of social life and ‘human affairs’ in general. In order to identify open questions in his argumentation as well as unwanted consequences of his outlook, I proceed in three consecutive steps. I first problematize Taylor’s distinction between laws and stories, then go on to address his intentional blurring of stories and histories, and finally suggest that the concept of genealogy might be a promising candidate for describing Taylor’s approach, concluding that he implicitly forms the equation: narrative equals history equals critique.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Responses to the Symposium on the Language Animal." Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 4 (2017): 731-743. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317000865
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    • Our Secular Age: Ten Years of Reading and Applying Charles Taylor. Collin Hansen, ed. The Gospel Coalition, 2017. 
      Abstract:
      Probably no book published in the last decade has been so ambitious as Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age. He seeks nothing less than to account for the spread of secularism and decline of faith in the last 500 years. Now a remarkable roster of writers—including Carl Trueman, Michael Horton, and Jen Pollock Michel—considers Taylor’s insights for the church’s life and mission, covering everything from healthcare to liturgy to pop culture and politics. Nothing is easy about faith today. But endurance produces character, and character produces hope, even in our secular age.
      Notes: Collin Hansen, “Hope in Our Secular Age” Carl Trueman, “Taylor’s Complex, Incomplete Historical Narrative” Michael Horton, “The Enduring Power of the Christian Story: Reformation Theology for a Secular Age” John Starke, “Preaching to the Secular Age” Derek Rishmawy, “Millennial Belief in the Super-Nova” Alastair Roberts, “Liturgical Piety” Brett McCracken, “Church Shopping with Charles Taylor” Bruce Riley Ashford, “Politics and Public Life in a Secular Age” Greg Forster, “Free Faith: Inventing New Ways of Believing and Living Together” Jen Pollock Michel, “Whose Will Be Done? Human Flourishing in the Secular Age” Bob Cutillo, “The Healing Power of Bodily Presence” Alan Noble, “The Disruptive Witness of Art” Mike Cosper, “Piercing the Immanent Frame with an Ultralight Beam: Kanye and Charles Taylor”.
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    • Vidanec, Dafne. Charles Taylor i Njegov Moralni Svijet [Charles Taylor and his moral world] Naklada Breza, 2018. In Croatian.

    • INTERVIEWS:

    • MEDIA:
    • Charles Taylor. "Charles Taylor on Pluralism in Canada - Interview at the Global Centre for Pluralism, Oct 30, 2014." Video. Interviews from the Global Centre for Pluralism, Oct 1, 2015. 21:41. https://youtu.be/fDxFbatvdj0
      Description: Charles Taylor, professor emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University in Montreal, sat down with the Global Centre for Pluralism on October 30, 2014 to discuss what the Canadian experience suggests about the building blocks of pluralism.
    • Charles Taylor & Rajeev Bhargava. "Charles Taylor and Rajeev Bhargava – Pluralism Forum - Global Centre for Pluralism, October 30, 2014." Video. Pluralism Forums - Global Centre for Pluralism, Oct 5, 2015. 36:49. https://youtu.be/jgSJ98oMbdM
      Description: Charles Taylor from McGill University in Montreal and Rajeev Bhargava from the Centre for Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, India, discussed civic inclusion in Canada and India respectively, with moderator Jane Jenson, from the Université de Montreal, at the Global Centre for Pluralisms’ fourth Pluralism Forum on October 30, 2014.
    • Charles Taylor & Roger Scruton. "Roger Scruton - on the Sacred and the Secular with Charles Taylor." Video. Conservatism Archive, May 2, 2016. 1:06:16. https://youtu.be/S96G_2_a6C0.
    • Charles Taylor. "Charles Taylor: The Linguistic Animal." Video. UCLA, Jan 31, 2017. 1:24:27. https://youtu.be/_l-EZEatlqg
      Description: Charles Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, discusses his 2016 book The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity (Harvard University Press).  Discussion is provided by Professor Anthony Pagden (UCLA Political Science) starting at 42:23.
    • Charles Taylor, Craig Calhoun & Michael Warner. "Charles Taylor: Secularity- A Contested Concept." Video. UCLA, Jan 31, 2017. 1:29:26. https://youtu.be/1GvlRAcT5aw
      Description: Charles Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, discusses his 2007 book A Secular Age (Harvard University Press).  Discussion is provided by Craig Calhoun (LSE, Berggruen Institute) and Michael Warner (Yale Department of English) starting at 35:30.  The lecture was sponsored at UCLA by: Department of Sociology, Department of Philosophy, Program for Experimental Critical Theory, Center for Study of Religion, the UCLA Regents' Lecturer Program, and the Dean's Faculty Fund.  Additional support was provided by the Berggruen Institute.”.
    • Charles Taylor. "Charles Taylor: "the Language Animal" – Institute for Social Justice." Video. Institute for Social Justice, Feb 23, 2017. 1:24:56. https://youtu.be/CT_hTtkX7ss
      Description: In The Language Animal, Professor Charles Taylor shows that the accounts of the nature of language that have dominated analytic philosophy in recent decades are much too narrow, focusing on the function language plays in encoding information, at the expense of the constitutive powers of language. In this lecture, Professor Taylor refocuses attention on the creative, meaning-making, and meaning-articulating powers of language.
      Recorded at the Institute for Social Justice on 22 April 2016, ACU North Sydney (Cameraygal Country). http://isj.acu.edu.au/ .
    • Charles Taylor. "Charles Taylor: "Secularism and Multiculturalism" – Launch of the Institute for Social Justice." Video. Institute for Social Justice, Feb 23, 2017. 47:57. https://youtu.be/Xl8HB6OG4Ck
      Description: Multiculturalist policies are attempts to fulfil a requirement of modern democracies, particularly in the West: they aim to be inclusive. Yet these democracies are periodically tempted to target minorities, and brand then as second-class citizens. The temptation to do this flows from one of the core requirements of democracy, a strong common political identity. Recently many “Western” democracies (this is not simply a geographic category) have slipped  into this negative stance towards religious minorities, in particular Muslims. French (and Quebec) policies of “laïcité” (secularism) provide examples. What drives these? Why the focus on religion? Are the policies which flow from this negative stance counter-productive, even dangerous? These are the questions which this talk addresses.
      Professor Charles Taylor's remarks on secularism and multiculturalism were delivered at the launch of the Institute for Social Justice, a research institute of the Australian Catholic University, in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House, on 28 April 2016.
    • Charles Taylor & François Crépeau. "A Lawyer and a Philosopher on “us and them”— the Migrant Question (Video)." Video. McGill University, Mar 10, 2017. 24:30. https://youtu.be/jz-5NlmTeJE
      Description: Global migration has stirred questions of human rights, democracy, of living together, of ‘us and them.’ The philosopher Charles Taylor and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, McGill professor François Crépeau, explore these and other questions at a time of rising populism and what may be called the fear of others.
    • Charles Taylor. "Le Pluralisme Au Canada - Prof. Charles Taylor." Video. Sociologie de l'intégration, Oct. 6, 2015. 21:42. English, with French subtitleshttps://youtu.be/RlL5baCh8-I.
    • Charles Taylor. "Beatty Lecture-Charles Taylor [the Challenge of Regressive Democracy]." Video. McGill University, Oct 12, 2017. 1:01:44. https://youtu.be/WqZ4vG3fbTw
      Description: The 2017 Beatty Memorial Lecture Presents "The Challenge of Regressive Democracy" with Professor Emeritus Charles Taylor, winner of the 2016 Berggruen Prize.
      Transcript (provided by Samuel C. Porter).
    • Charles Taylor & Rowan Williams. "Charles Taylor & Rowan Williams in Conversation." Video. CREORMcGill, Oct 12, 2017. 1:57:30. https://youtu.be/2yj6un3Wcvs
      Description: Keynote Event for "Problematizing Religious Diversity in a Secular Age" - CREOR Graduate Student Conference 2017 Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus, McGill University Rowan Williams, Master of Magdelene College Moderator: Prof. Victor Muniz-Fraticelli, McGill University.
    • Charles Taylor, Home Bhabha, Alondra Nelson & Glenn Lowry. "Authority, Appropriation, and the Democratic Imagination | MoMA LIVE." Video. The Museum of Modern Art, Oct 17, 2017. 1:29:30. https://youtu.be/55d4vs9MqPc
      Description: Recent events have spurred heated conversations about how identity is represented and how images are used. Who has the authority to speak for whom? How is that authority acquired and arbitrated? How do these issues play out in the democratic imagination? On Tuesday, MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry moderates a conversation with Homi Bhabha, Alondra Nelson, Charles Taylor, exploring how difference and dissent function in democracy.
    • Audiopedia. "Charles Taylor (Philosopher)." Video. Audiopedia, Oct 26, 2016. 15:33. https://youtu.be/TaraRAQDJAs
      Description: Charles Margrave Taylor, CC GOQ FRSC is a Canadian philosopher from Montreal, Quebec and professor emeritus at McGill University best known for his contributions to political philosophy, the philosophy of social science, history of philosophy and intellectual history. This work has earned him the prestigious Kyoto Prize, the Templeton Prize, and the John W. Kluge Prize, in addition to widespread esteem among philosophers. In 2007, Taylor served with Gérard Bouchard on the Bouchard-Taylor Commission on Reasonable accommodation with regard to cultural differences in the province of Quebec. He is a practising Roman Catholic.
    • Charles Taylor & Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar. "Beyond the Lecture: Charles Taylor on Democratic Degeneration." Audio. 15:32. Nov 16, 2017. https://soundcloud.com/american-academy-berlin/beyond-the-lecture-charles-taylor
      Description: On November 16, the renowned Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor was at the American Academy to deliver the 2017 Fritz Stern lecture, “Democratic Degeneration: Three Easy Paths to Regression.”   Taylor’s talk addressed a concern held by increasing numbers of thoughtful people in recent years: that democracy is sliding backwards—losing ground internationally to authoritarian rule, voter apathy, and the slogans of populist rhetoric.   To understand more about Taylor’s thoughts on the subject, we arranged a discussion between him and American Academy fellow Dilip Gaonkar, a politial theorist at Northwestern University and Taylor’s decades-long colleague at the the Center for Transcultural Studies. We recorded their discussion at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, in Potsdam, where Taylor was a short-term fellow.
    • Charles Taylor. "Democratic Degeneration: Three Easy Paths to Regression." Video. American Academy in Berlin, Nov 20, 2017. 1:22:08. https://youtu.be/UIl56Kisp3s
      Description: A recurrent liberal dream envisions inevitable progress towards worldwide democracy. Hopes for this dream were boosted at three points during the twentieth century: 1919, 1945, and 1989. Despite these advances, renowned philosopher Charles Taylor sees this dream’s realization as very unlikely. Democracies, Taylor argues, carry within them the seeds of their own degeneration. In this talk, he describes three paths upon which democracies can easily falter—and which must be fought against: elitist control, nativist exclusion, and majority rule.
      Transcript: http://www.americanacademy.de/2017/12/11/democratic-degeneration-three-easy-paths-regression/?utm_source=American+Academy+in+Berlin+Newsletter&utm_campaign=cdbd426f2d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_126db9d414-cdbd426f2d-183947525.
      Also available at https://vimeo.com/243562934
    • Charles Taylor. "2 Charles Taylor on “Karl Marx“." Video. Amir H., 2017. 44:19. In Farsi? https://youtu.be/lrC5NuOLM0Q.
    • Ruth Abbey. "Charles Taylor’s Legacy to Québec - Part 1." Video. CREORMcGill, Oct 24, 2017. 25:37. https://youtu.be/nXnK0g94WG0
      Description: Panel Discussion, Sept. 15, 2017 "Problematizing Religious Diversity in a Secular Age," CREOR Graduate Student Conference, McGill University   Moderator: Samuel Nelson, Assistant Professor, McGill University.
    • Jocelyn Maclure. "Charles Taylor’s Legacy to Québec - Part 2." Video. CREORMcGill, Oct 24, 2017. 21:25. https://youtu.be/ONqNfXsTH-M
      Description: Panel Discussion, Sept. 15, 2017 "Problematizing Religious Diversity in a Secular Age," CREOR Graduate Student Conference, McGill University   Moderator: Samuel Nelson, Assistant Professor, McGill University.
    • Jacob Levy. "Charles Taylor’s Legacy to Québec - Part 3." Video. CREORMcGill, Oct 24, 2017. 21:25. https://youtu.be/0LLCaOnSszo
      Description: Panel Discussion, Sept. 15, 2017 "Problematizing Religious Diversity in a Secular Age," CREOR Graduate Student Conference, McGill University   Moderator: Samuel Nelson, Assistant Professor, McGill University.
    • Pablo Lazo Briones. "Pablo Lazo Charles Taylor. Hermenéutica, Ética y Política." Video. GedisaMx, Nov 27, 2017. 3:52. Spanishhttps://youtu.be/UqvN3uGpNyw.

    • DISSERTATIONS AND THESES:
    • Bailey, Justin. "The Apologetics of Hope: Imagination and Witness in the Age of Authenticity with Special Consideration of the Work of George MacDonald and Marilynne Robinson." Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2017
      Abstract:
      This dissertation argues that Christian witness in a secular age is in need of a more comprehensive understanding of how the dialectic of faith and doubt is experienced imaginatively, and not just intellectually. Doubters require more than good arguments; they require an aesthetic sense, an imaginative vision, and a poetic embodiment of Christianity: what it feels like to live with Christian faith. I offer an account of how imaginative engagement is central to the apologetic task by framing secularity as an imaginative crisis and then exploring two case studies of imaginative apologetics, to construct a theological model of how imaginative engagement may open a new space to consider the possibilities of faith. Chapter one draws from Charles Taylor’s account of secularity to sketch the missiological context for my argument. I seek to demonstrate that secularity is an imaginative crisis: finding faith is integrated with the quest for authenticity, a felt sense of ownership of the direction and design of one’s life. Authenticity can have both thick and thin versions, and Taylor’s account of secularity highlights the need for an apologetic method that invites thicker versions of authenticity. Chapter two considers apologetic methodologies in light of Taylor’s diagnosis. I orient the discussion around Friedrich Schleiermacher’s apologetic of feeling, drawing attention to his followers as well as to his critics. The goal is to listen to these voices and to highlight the need for broader theological horizons against which a thick version of authenticity can emerge. Chapter three seeks to provide such horizons by articulating a constructive theology of the imagination. I distinguish between three overlapping aspects of imagining: aesthetic sense (where a world of meaning impresses itself on the imagination), orienting vision (where the imagination expresses itself towards the world), and poetic practice (where space is made for negotiation of sense and sight). This also requires a description of how God engages, how sin impairs, and how grace renews the human imagination, and I work within the Calvinist theological tradition to give such an account. Having articulated the problem and sketched theological horizons for imaginative apologetics, the next two chapters seek generative models for imaginative apologetics in a Calvinist key. George MacDonald and Marilynne Robinson provide these models. MacDonald and Robinson rarely make direct arguments. Rather, they thrust the reader into the midst of stories that imaginatively embody the faith’s appeal to the human person. My goal was to discern MacDonald’s and Robinson’s method not primarily as rhetorical strategy but as the natural out-working of their theology. For both thinkers, this theology of divine address works itself out in novels that look for God in the most ordinary experiences of life. In chapter six I draw the first five chapters together to sketch the contours of an imaginative apologetic approach. I offer three desiderata for an imaginative apologetic approach, corresponding to the three dimensions of imagining outlined in chapter three.
    • Frey, Alexandra. "Die Säkularisierungsthese Nach Charles Taylor : Religionspädagogische Erkundungen Und Perspektiven in Der Postmoderne."RWTH Aachen University, 2017
      Abstract:
      Die vorliegende Arbeit „Die Säkularisierungsthese nach Charles Taylor - religionspädagogische Erkundungen und Perspektiven in der Postmoderne“ nimmt die Auseinandersetzung mit der Säkularisierungsthese bei Charles Taylor in der Gesamtschrift "Ein säkulares Zeitalter" als Grundlage. Dabei wird diese Gesamtschrift durch eine prononcierte, hermeneutische Vorgehensweise bearbeitet und greift insbesondere religionspädagogische Aspekte der Veränderung der Religion sowie Implikationen für die veränderte Situation der Religion in der Postmoderne in Folge der Säkularisierung auf. In dieser Vorgehensweise wird die Situation der Religion um 1500 als Ausgangspunkt der inhaltliche Betrachtung und Referenzpunkt genommen, von dem ausgehend die Entwicklung und Veränderung der Religion über 500 Jahre skizziert wird bis hin zur Situation der Religion in der Postmoderne. Der sich ergeben Kontrast zwischen der Situation der Religion um 1500 und in der Postmoderne gibt Anlass zur Überlegung wie die Bedeutung, der Zugang und die sich ergebende Verständlichkeit der Religion in der Postmoderne religionspädagogisch gestaltet ist. Durch die auftretenden Probleme der Religion in Folge der Säkularisierung zeigt Taylor Perspektiven einer vitalen und anschlussfähigen Form der Religion auf, als religionspädagogischer Ausblick zur Säkularisierungsthese. Im weiteren wird ausgehend von dieser Darstellung der Veränderung der Religion über 500 Jahre bei Taylor das Problemfeld der Beschreibung und der begrifflichen Unschärfe des Religionsbegriffs als auch des Säkularisierungsbegriffs aus religionspädagogischer Perspektive aufgezeigt. Hinsichtlich des Säkularisierungsbegriffs grenzt Taylor drei Bedeutungen voneinander ab: Säkularisierung im öffentlichen Bereich als Bedeutungsrückgang der Religion und Bezugnahme auf Rationales; Säkularisierung als gesamtgesellschaftliche Trennung zwischen Kirche und Staat sowie Säkularisierung als veränderte Bedingungen des Glaubens, wobei der Glaube als eine Option neben anderen in der säkularen Gesellschaft verstanden wird. Allein durch diese Bedeutungsvielfalt des Säkularisierungsbegriffs, welcher je nach vorliegendem Konzepte verschieden rezipiert wird, wird der Begriff sowie die Frage nach der Säkularisierung zu einem komplexen, eigenständigen Problem, welches eine differenzierte Betrachtung erfordert. Ebenso kann der Religionsbegriff je nach Kontext verschieden verwendet werden, so dass in der vorliegenden Arbeit eine Fokussierung des Religionsbegriffs auf ein substanzielles sowie ein funktionales Verständnis der Religion vorgenommen wird. Diese Fokussierung des Religionsbegriffs geschieht in Anlehnung an Taylor, der die Religion implizit in durch ihrer funktionale Bedeutung für die Gesellschaft und das Indivdiuum sowie durch das substanzielle Verständnis der Religion als Verweis auf eine transzendente Ebene beschreibt. Mit dieser begrifflichen Grundlage kann eine strukturierte Darstellung des religiösen Wandlungsprozesses bei Taylor sowie durch anderen religionspädagogische Konzepte, beispielsweise nach Joas, Habermas, Höhn Ziebertz und Berger, vorgenommen werden. Durch diese Konzepte kann als hermeneutischer Schlüssel eine Ergänzung und Kontextuierung der Darstellung Taylors geleistet werden. Im Ergebnis kann die klassische Säkularisierungsthese der Soziologie, welche mit der zunehmenden Industrialisierung und Modernisierung einen Rückgang der Religion bis zu einem Verlust der Religion beschreibt, aus religionspädagogischer Perspektive überprüft und durch religionspädagogische Konzepte der Postmoderne ergänzt werden. Durch diese umfangreiche Betrachtung des religiösen Wandlungsprozesses unter dem Signum der Säkularisierung kann eine differenzierte und vielschichtige Beschreibung der Religion in der Postmoderne geleistet werden. Die differenzierte Betrachtung zeigt, dass einerseits die klassische Säkularisierungsthese nicht auf die Situation der Religion in der Postmoderne passt und andererseits eine eindimensionale Erklärung, im Sinn einer Subtraktion der Religion aus dem gesellschaftlichen und individuellen Bereich, den religiösen Wandlungsprozess kausal nicht erklären kann. Vielmehr muss die Religion in der Postmoderne, in Anlehnung an die Darstellung Taylors, als Ergebnis der historischen, soziologischen und religionspädagogischen Entwicklung verstanden werden. So ist aufgrund der veränderten gesellschaftlichen und individuellen Gegebenheiten eine veränderte Bedeutung und Wahrnehmung der Religion in der Postmoderne zu konstatieren, welche durch eine plurales religiöses Angebot beantwortet wird. Mit dem pluralen religiösen Angebot ergibt sich eine veränderte Bedeutung und Formenvielfalt der Religion, so dass die Religion eine veränderte Präsenz erfährt und neue Möglichkeiten der Begegnung mit Religion, des Zugangs zur Religion und eine Vermittlung von Religion erforderlich werden. So wird die Religion in der Postmoderne als gesellschaftliche Wurzel und kulturstiftende Größe wahrgenommen, welche verschiedene Bedeutungen und Erscheinungen in der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert. Ausgehend von diesen umfangreichen Veränderungen der Religion, welche als Säkularisierung beschrieben werden können, sind Auswirkungen auf die klassischen Bildungsinstanz und die Vermittlung von Religion in der Postmdoerne festzustellen. In Folge dieser Veränderungen ist Religion in der Postmoderne als individuell gestaltete Form und plurales religiöses Angebot wahrzunehmen. So kann nur durch einen individuellen Zugang zur Religion und das damit verbundene Verständnis und die Bedeutung der Religion, eine vitale und anschlussfähige Form der Religion konstruiert werden. Die individuelle Konstruktion von Religion kann individuelle religiöse Bedürfnisse, Vorstellungen und Erfahrungen aufgreifen und Religion somit verständlich und authentisch gestalten. Diese individuelle Form der Religion ist je nach Kontext substanziell oder funktional geprägt, so dass die individuelle Form der Religion eine Mischform aus substanziellen, religiösen Elementen, als transzendenter Verweis, und funktionalen, religiösen Elementen, als gesellschaftliche und individuelle Stütze, welche Orientierung, Stabilität und Sinnstiftung vermittelt, darstellt. Im dritten Teil der Arbeit werden religionspädagogische Konsequenzen aus der festgestellten Veränderung der Religion durch erkenntnisleitende Fragen abgeleitet werden. Hierbei stehen zentrale religionspädagogische Fragen, wie beispielsweise die Frage nach dem Verlust der Religion in der Postmoderne sowie die Frage nach der Anschlussfähigkeit und Vitalität der Religion, als auch die Problematik der Begegnung mit sowie der Vermittlung von Religion in den klassischen Bildungsinstanzen im Zentrum der Überlegungen. Grundlegend muss die Religionspädagogik die veränderte Situation der Religion in der Postmoderne, als einer Option der Weltdeutung neben anderen, wahrnehmen und die Begegnung als auch den Zugang und die Verständlichkeit der Religion individuell schlüssig und pluralitätsfähig gestalten. Diese grundlegende neue Wahrnehmung der Religion wird in den religionspädagogischen Konzepten des Narthex als Zugang zur Religion und der Religion als Element des indivduellen Begehrens sowie der Begegnung mit Religion als disperse Form ertragreich angewendet. Diese Konzepte ermöglichen eine Begegnung mit Religion als transzendentes Element im profanen Bereich und greifen damit individuelle religiöse Bedürfnisse auf.Jedoch müssen die individuellen religiösen Bedürfnisse und das religiöse Begehren erst durch eine grundlegende religiöse Bildung erschlossen werden, welche in Bezug zu den veränderten Bedingungen der Religion neu gestaltet werden muss. Hierbei muss der religiöse Sensus, als menschlicher Sinn, der religiöse Zusammenhänge aufspürt und Religion damit individuell erschließen kann, wahrgenommen und geschult werden. Der religiöse Sensus stellt einen Schlüssel für das individuelle religiöse Begehren sowie für das Wahrnehmen religiöser Zusammenhänge im rationalen Kontext der Postmoderne dar. Ebenso kann durch den religiösen Sensus eine religiöse Sprachfähigkeit und ein religiöses Symbolverständnis grundlegend erlernt werden, durch welches das plurale religiöse Angebot der Postmoderne individuell erschlossen und zu einer Konstruktion von Religion genutzt werden kann. Insgesamt muss in Reaktion auf die veränderte Situation und Erscheinung der Religion in der Postmoderne die Begegnung mit und der Zugang zur Religion religionspädagogisch grundlegend neu verstanden werden. Damit kann Religion in der Postmoderne nicht auf die traditionellen Bildungsinstanzen beschränkt weden, sondern wird im Kontext alltäglicher Erfahrung und einer individuellen Weltsicht erfahren. Durch diese tiefgreifenden und wegweisenden Veränderung der Religion stellt die Säkularisierung aus religionspädagogischer Perspektive eine notwendige und gewinnbringende Entwicklung für die Vermittlung und den Zugang zur Religion in der Postmoderne dar.
    • Motts, Zachariah. "Open Itineraries: Engaging Charles Taylor in the Evangelical Church." Ph.D., Asbury Theological Seminary, 2017
      Abstract:
      This thesis explores the application of the work of Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor to current issues facing the evangelical church. It details eight major themes drawn from Taylor’s thought (self, moral sources, social imaginaries, fragility and cross-pressures, secularism, multiculturalism, language and moral understanding, and fullness) followed by discussions of what those themes, if true, mean for the evangelical church. Areas of application include theology, missiology, ecclesiology, and political engagement. In the much-changed environment of our current “secular age,” the richness and depth of Charles Taylor’s analysis can be an able resource for evangelical self-understanding and course-correction as pastors and churches navigate into the future.
    • Smit-Hobbs, Jennifer. "The Campaign Continues: Charles Taylor's Anti-Naturalism in A Secular Age." M.A., Open Universiteit, Netherlands, 2017.
    • Söderberg, Per-Erik. "Integration Bortom Det Sekulära : En Teoretisk Undersökning Av Integrationsbegreppet; Integration Beyond the Secular : A Theoretical Study of the Concept of Integration."Högskolan i Gävle, Avdelningen för humaniora, 2017
      Abstract:
      Undersökningen syftar till att utforska en postsekulär variant av integrationsbegreppet, genom att kritiskt granska aktuell forskning om integration. Detta genom ett explorativt begreppsstudium som primär metodologisk ansats, ett allmänt litteraturstudium som sekundär ansats, samt ett intersektionellt perspektiv som komplementär teoretisk ansats. Undersökningens postsekulära teoretiska ramverk utgörs av Zygmunt Baumans teori om flytande modernitet, Charles Taylors teori om den dialogiska funktionen, och Seyla Benhabibs teori om deliberativ demokrati. Undersökningen visar på fem centrala dimensioner av det postsekulära integrationsbegreppet; (i) mer än enbart religion, (ii) förändrade maktförhållanden och villkor, (iii) intersektionalitet, (iv) samtida aktivism, och slutligen (v) ideal och visioner. Den första dimensionen syftar till att problematisera den vetenskapliga debatten om postsekularitet, och påpeka dess ensidiga betoning på religion och religiositet i relation till sekulära samhällen. Den andra dimensionen syftar till att undersöka maktförhållanden och villkor, med grund i historiska, ekonomiska, sociala och globala faktorer. En tredje dimension belyser den mänskliga identitetens komplexitet och dess transformation, utifrån maktrelationer och tillhörighetskategorier. Den fjärde dimensionen som trädde fram accentuerade begrepp som deliberativ demokrati, omförhandling, försoning och solidaritet. Fokus lades främst på socialt engagemang och gräsrotsinitiativ som former av aktivism. Den femte och avslutande dimensionen anspelar på idealets och visionernas betydelse, och hur dessa träder fram i samtida sekulär kontext. Med grund i undersökningens resultat, är det möjligt att påvisa hur traditionella förståelser av integrationsbegreppet framträder som otillräckliga och kontraproduktiva i strävan efter jämlik och inkluderande integration.  The purpose of this study is to explore a postsecular alternative to the concept of integration, through a critical examination of current research on integration. This is achieved through an explorative conceptual study as the primary method, a general literature study as the subordinate method, and an intersectional perspective as a complementary theoretical approach. The postsecular theoretical framework of this thesis consists of Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of liquid modernity, Charles Taylor’s theory of the dialogical function, and Seyla Benhabib’s theory of deliberative democracy. The study presents five central features of the postsecular concept of integration as being; (i) more than just religion, (ii) change in power relations and conditions, (iii) intersectionality, (iv) contemporary activism, and lastly (v) ideals and visions. The first feature aims to scrutinize the scientific postsecular debate, and point out its one-sided emphasis on religion and religiosity in relation to secular societies. The second feature aims to examine power relations and conditions, constituted by historical, economic, social and global factors. A third feature illuminates the complexity and transformation of identity, with regards to power relations and categories of belonging. The fourth feature which appeared in the study emphasized concepts like deliberative democracy, renegotiation, reconciliation and solidarity. The focal point being social commitment and grassroots- levels of initiatives as forms of activism. The fifth and concluding feature refers to the significance of ideals and visions and how these appear in contemporary secular context. Based on this study, it is possible to claim how traditional understandings of the concept of integration appear inadequate and counterproductive in the endeavor of an equal and inclusive integration. 

     


     

    Updated 18 August 2017

    • PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Taylor, Charles. "Our Evolving Agenda." Philosophy & Social Criticism 43, no. 3 (2017): 274-275.
    • ———. "Le Temps De La Réconciliation." Le Presse (14 février, 2017). http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/36c5c72e-28b9-49df-ba29-514fc56d647a%7CpUtyV30bPPsb.html.
    • ———. "Werden, was Wir Sind. Interkulturalismus Und Demokratie Im Zeichen Der 'Flüchtlingskrise'." Mittelweg 36, no. 2 (2017): 15-26. In German.
      Abstract:
      Zweifellos haben die Gesellschaften Europas gegenwärtig eine Herausforderung ungeahnten Ausmaßes zu bewältigen. Doch erteilt uns die sogenannte »Flüchtlingskrise« zugleich eine Lektion über das Wesen moderner Demokratien. So tragen die Migrationsströme der jüngsten Vergangenheit am Ende vielleicht dazu bei, stärkere und bessere politische Gemeinschaften zu formen. Dann hätte eine Krise, die augenscheinlich die Fundamente demokratisch verfasster politischer Gemeinwesen erschüttert, wie ein Funke gewirkt, der das demokratische Feuer wieder anfacht, das in Zeiten einer allenthalben konstatierten Postdemokratie bereits verloschen schien.
    • SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Albani, Giovanni. "La Sfida Della Diversità Culturale Al Liberalismo. Origini Filosofiche e Prospettive Etico-Politiche: Jürgen Habermas e Charles Taylor." I Castelli Di Yale 4, no. 1 (2016). In Italian.
      Abstract:
      This paper analyzes the contemporary philosophical and political debate concerning the difficulties raised by intercultural processes and liberal institutions, showing how today’s liberal system crisis of legitimacy is rooted in the philosophical grounds of occidental cultural identity. Two authors are mainly considered: Charles Taylor and Jürgen Habermas. They both refuse the postmodern theory of the exhaustion of practical reason’s normativity and found the possibility of a reason’s virtuous development on the explanation of its genealogical link with the history of occidental identity.
    • Amadeo, Javier. "Identidade, Reconhecimento e Redistribuição: Uma Análise Crítica do Pensamento De Charles Taylor, Axel Honneth e Nancy Fraser." Política & Sociedade 16, no. 35 (2017): 242-270. In Portuguese.
      Abstract:
      A política de identidade e o conceito de reconhecimento těm se transformado em questőes dominantes da teoria política contemporánea. Como conceito, o reconhecimento significa que um individuo ou grupo social reivindica o direito a ter sua identidade reconhecida, de forma direta ou através da mediaçao de um conjunto de instituiçöes. As teorías que tem problematizado estas questőes abordam tanto temas teóricos importantes como questőes políticas centrais do nosso tempo, como a definiçâo de direitos das minorias, reivindicaçöes de autodeterminaçâo nacional ou os desafios colocados por nossas sociedades cada dia mais multiculturais. Dessa forma, o objetivo central do presente artigo é apresentar e discutir os argumentos centrais de Charles Taylor, Axel Honneth e Nancy Fraser que těm se transformando em essenciais para esta discussâo, enfatizando o debate em torno da relaçâo entre reconhecimento e redistribuiçâo, e mais especificamente entre o problema da injustiça baseada na questâo da identidade e o problema da injustiça económica. Por último, tentaremos entender algumas das implicaçöes teóricas e políticas do discurso da diferença e das teorias do reconhecimento dentro de uma perspectiva conceptual mais ampla.
    • Baggini, Julian. "Charles Taylor: How to Win the Argument." New Humanist Spring (2017). https://newhumanist.org.uk/articles/5170/charles-taylor-how-to-win-the-argument.
    • Bell, Daniel A. "Berggruen Prize Winner, Charles Taylor, is a Transformational Teacher." The Huffington Post (Oct 11, 2016). http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/berggruen-prize-charles-taylor_us_57fce5dae4b068ecb5e1a203.
    • Bhargava, Rajeev. "How the Secular Diversity of India Informed the Philosophy of Charles Taylor." Newslaundry.Com (Nov 29, 2016). https://www.newslaundry.com/2016/11/29/how-the-secular-diversity-of-india-informed-the-philosophy-of-charles-taylor.
    • Blakely, Jason. "Learning to Live with Identity Politics in the Age of Trump." America (January 20, 2017). https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2017/01/20/learning-live-identity-politics-age-trump.
    • Chau, Carolyn A. Solidarity with the World : Charles Taylor and Hans Urs Von Balthasar on Faith, Modernity, and Catholic Mission. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2016.
    • Coulter, Dale M. "Charles Talor and the Communion of Saints." First Things (March 24, 2017). https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2017/03/charles-taylor-and-the-communion-of-the-saints.
    • DeWild, Dale. "A Comparison of the Views of Charles Taylor and Christian Smith on Human Nature." Journal of Sociology and Christianity 7, no. 1 (2017): 4-21.
    • Eayrs, Jonathan. "On Charles Taylor’s “A Secular Age”." The Map Year for Seminarians (2017). http://map-year.com/2017/01/26/charles-taylors-secular-age/.
    • Gerard, Ryan. "Charles Taylor and the Political Recognition of Difference as a Resource for Theological Reflection on Religious Recognition." Open Theology 2, no. 1 (2016).
    • Hand, Annika. Ethik Der Liebe Und Authentizität. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2017. In German.
    • Keding, Gesche. "Time Norms as Strong Evaluations — A Step Towards a Critique of Time Norms." Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 23, no. 3 (2016): 448-458.
    • 김정현 Kim Jung Hyun. "다문화주의와 상호문화주의의 차이에 대한 한 해석: 찰스 테일러의 견해를 중심으로." 코기토, no. 82 (2017): 70-99. In Korean.
      Abstract:
      This paper analyzes the characteristics of interculturalism in relation to multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is often criticized for the reason that it ghettoizes cultural minorities and hinders them from integrating into main stream society. Taking the same stance, Interculturalism suggests itself as a model which aims at both the recognition of diversity and integration.
      To understand the relationship between multiculturalism and interculturalism, we go through Charles Taylor. He suggests to use the term ‘multiculturalism’ on two levels : as a generic term and as a sub term. As a generic one, it is for the ensemble of policies introduced with the combined goals of recognizing diversity, fostering integration and producing/maintaining equality. As a sub one, it designates a sub-species of such policies, to be contrasted with another sub-species, called ‘intercultural’. Following his suggestion, we can have a proper understanding of the relationship between them while reducing the possible confusion.
      Francophone Quebec society prefers interculturalism, while anglophone Canada prefers multiculturalism. This reflects each region’s concerns and situations. ‘Interculturalism’ recognizes official culture maintained by the medium of French, while ‘multiculturalism’ does not. Anglophone Canadian regards Quebec’s such a policy as refusing the recognition of cultural diversity. However, Quebecer considers that as a way of realization of multiculturalism as a generic term in Confederation.
      When we try to understand properly the relationship between multiculturalism and interculturalism, it is important to consider the reason why each model is preferred in each relevant region. On the basis of understanding of each model’s local and historical aspects, we can have a proper recognition of those models and examine the validity of criticism on multiculturalism by interculturalism.
    • Laforest, Guy. "La Commission Bouchard-Taylor Et La Place Du Québec Dans La Trajectoire De l’État-Nation Moderne." In La Diversité Québécoise En Débat : Bouchard, Taylor Et Les Autres, edited by Bernard Gagnon. Montréal: Québec/Amérique, 2010. 157-176.
    • 이연희 Lee Yeon-hee. "찰스 테일러 윤리사상의현대 한국 사회 적용 가능성 탐색 ( an Exploration of the Applicability of the Ethical Thought of Charles Taylor in Modern Korean Society )." 윤리연구 111 (2016): 165. In Korean.
      Abstract:
      The aim of this paper is for two things: (1) One thing is to explore ethical thought in a Canadian philosopher, Charles Taylor(1931~) and to disclose its significance in terms of a reconstruction of ethics as practical philosophy. (2) Another thing is to suggest that Taylor`s ethical thought is of help to ethical lives of contemporary Koreans as well as West modern individuals. Exactly, `the ethical thought of Taylor` means the conception of human nature of Taylor and (based on the conception) the moral ideal of him. Taylor makes a diagnosis that modern ethics involved modernity does not rightly understand human nature as a live agent, so that it proposes excessively abstractive moral ideals. In other words, he implicates that we need to establish again ethics as practical philosophy, which can help us find an answer in the practical or moral crisis experienced in real life. According to him, there are three main separations in modern culture that are `mind-body` separation, `agent-world` separation, `individual-community` separation. Made based on these, modern ethical theories and views are a main cause of existential crisis of modern people. For this reason, Taylor tries to synthesize certain separation mode implicit in the Western modern society. In short, Taylor is drawing the conception of human agent as the dialectical synthesis between `mind-agent-individual` and `body-world-community`, in accordance with it, the moral ideal. In this context, Taylor`s effort is a kind of prescription for overcome limits of modern ethics or modern culture. Taylor`s ethical thought, which has been constructed under a consistent point of view for more than 30 years, is a critical appraisal of modernity of the western society, a philosophical reflection on it, and an effort to overcome its errors. In this sense, his thought can have important meaning in Western History of ethics. And also, it is worth to be continuously studied in our Korean society today. Because human agent, as Taylor emphasized, only don`t mean to the western modern individuals. Therefore, if we could agree that Taylor`s thought will contribute to overcome an existential crisis of modern Westerns, we would also accept that it will help to Korean`s ethical life in the same manner. And this being so, we need to review more properly Taylor`s message, and reinterpret it in our way.
    • Lipprandt, Björn-Lars. Die Normativität Der Offenheit in Der Moraltheorie Charles Taylors. Berlin: Lit, 2016.
    • Meijer, Michiel. Charles Taylor's Doctrine of Strong Evaluation: Ethics and Ontology in a Scientific Age. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. [Forthcoming October 2017]
      Abstract:
      This book provides a comprehensive critical account of the philosophy of Charles Taylor. The author engages with the secondary literature on Taylor's work and suggests that some interpretations and criticisms have been based on misunderstandings of the ontological dimension of strong evaluation, while also developing a novel interpretation of Taylor's ontological thought. Meijer argues that a close examination of Taylor’s central concept of “strong evaluation” reveals both the potential of and the tensions in his entire thinking. The analysis pursues the development of Taylor’s thought from his very first philosophical papers (1958) until his most recent reflections in Retrieving Realism (2015) and The Language Animal (2016). It also examines in detail Taylor’s ambitious philosophical project: to connect arguments in philosophical anthropology, ethics, phenomenology, and ontology across the full range of his diverse writings. The book therefore specifically traces the links between Taylor’s arguments, with strong evaluation as their unifying leitmotif.
    • ———. "Is Charles Taylor (Still) a Weak Ontologist?" Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 56, no. 1 (2017): 65-87.
      Abstract:
      In this paper, I critically discuss Charles Taylor’s employment of the concept of ontology by shining a spotlight on a shift in emphasis from an anthropocentric to a non-anthropocentric viewpoint in his more recent writings on ontology. I also argue that Stephen White’s characterization of Taylor’s “weak” ontology, while revealing, only partly explains Taylor’s position, as White’s interpretation leaves no room for the metaphysical thrust in Taylor’s thought. Drawing attention to a Taylor left out of White’s Taylor, I ultimately seek to show why Taylor’s distinctive mode of argumentation is not consonant with White’s weak-ontological approach.
    • ———. "Taylor En Nietzsche." In Reeks Denkers. Charles Taylor, edited by G. Groot and Guy Vanheeswijck. Zoetermeer: Klement, 2017. In Dutch.
    • ———. "Taylors Ontologische Onzekerheid." In Reeks Denkers. Charles Taylor, edited by G. Groot and Guy Vanheeswijck. Zoetermeer: Klement, 2017. In Dutch.
    • ———. "Human-Related, Not Human-Controlled: Charles Taylor on Ethics and Ontology." International Philosophical Quarterly 57, no. 3 (2017): 267-285.
      Abstract:
      This essay critically discusses Charles Taylor’s distinctive mode of argumentation regarding ethics, phenomenology, and ontology. It also examines the meaning of Taylor’s ontological claims by putting a spotlight on the underappreciated significance of Heidegger and Murdoch for Taylor’s ontology. I argue that Taylor’s hybrid position is best understood as a phenomenological attempt to connect Heideggerian ontology and Murdochean ethics. The paper is divided in five sections: (1) Taylor’s engagement with Murdoch and his tendency towards non-anthropocentrism in ethics; (2) his unusual interwoven mode of thought; (3) his debt to Heidegger; (4) his hesitant interpretations of Heidegger and Murdoch; and (5) how these hesitations affect Taylor’s ethical view in general and its underlying ontology in particular.
    • ———. "Does Charles Taylor have a Nietzsche Problem?" Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 24, no. 3 (2017).
      Abstract:
      This paper critically discusses Charles Taylor’s ontological views in an ongoing discussion with Mark Redhead’s analysis of what he calls “Taylor’s Nietzschean predicament.” The paper is divided in five sections. The first section examines Taylor’s evaluation of the difference between theistic and non-theistic moral sources. It becomes clear in the second section that this is only the gateway to Redhead’s critique of Taylor. I argue that his analysis, while revealing, is largely based on interpretive errors. After locating Taylor’s “Nietzsche problem” by drawing heavily on an insightful paper by Michael Shapiro in the third section, I continue to discuss the implications of this problem for Taylor’s views in the fourth section by showing that his hermeneutic perspective of strong evaluation tends to close the very questions that Nietzsche’s genealogy opens up, and finally reflect in the concluding fifth section on how these issues affect Taylor’s ontology as a whole.
    • ———. "En De Ethiek? De Uitdaging Voor Het Naturalisme Vanuit Een Tayloriaans Perspectief." Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Wijsbegeerte 109, no. 2 (2017): 231-235. In Dutch.
      Abstract:
      This short article is a commentary of Martin Stokhof’s paper “The End of Philosophy? A Wittgensteinian Perspective on the Challenge of Naturalism” (published in the same volume), in which he addresses the challenges that naturalism poses for the humanities in general, and for philosophy in particular. My commentary is titled “What About Ethics? Challenging Naturalism From a Taylorian Perspective”. Referring to Taylor’s arguments, I suggest that Stokhof’s analysis could be supplemented with a criticism of naturalism concerning its (in)ability to explain the full scope of our moral deliberations, and thereby pose to Stokhof the question as to whether (and if so, to what extent) his Wittgensteinian analysis can also be used to challenge naturalism itself.
    • Meijer, Michiel and Rob Compaijen. "What is Distinctively Human? Charles Taylor and Alasdair MacIntyre on the Relation between Humans and Animals." In The Animal Inside: Essays at the Intersection of Philosophical Anthropology and Animal Studies, edited by et al Dierckxens. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 85-101.
    • Moore, Robert. "Charles Taylor’s Langue/Parole and Alasdair MacIntyre’s “Networks of Giving and Receiving” as a Foundation for a Positive Anti-Atomist Political Theory." Episteme24, no. 5 (2013). http://digitalcommons.denison.edu/episteme/vol24/iss1/5.
    • Morita, Akihiko. "Intercultural Approach for the Asia Pacific --Human Rights Stories--." Asian Legal Philosophy 3, no. 1 (2016): 118-131.
    • Rosales Meana, Diego I. "El Surgimiento De Un Yo: Las Raíces Agustinianas De Las Ideas De “identidad” y “autenticidad” En Charles Taylor." Revista De Filosofía 48, no. 140 (2016): 87-110.
      Abstract:
      En este trabajo me propongo mostrar las raíces agustinianas del pensamiento de Charles Taylor. Para ello, describiré el agustinismo tal como lo hace Taylor en Sources of the Self e intentaré mostrar los avances de Agustín respecto de la filosofía antigua (sobre todo Platón y Plotino): la interioridad, la creación ex nihilio y una nueva interpretación del deseo. En segundo lugar, describiré los rasgos esenciales que tiene la Modernidad para Taylor así como la ambivalente afirmación-crítica que hace de ellos, sobre todo a partir de su teoría de la acción y su comunitarismo. Por último, intentaré mostrar que tanto la afirmación y la crítica de la Modernidad como el ideal de “autenticidad” que defiende Taylor son deudores de un agustinismo que, si bien la Modernidad asumió, lo hizo de manera incompleta.
    • Schoenberg, Phillip. "Varieties of Humanism for a Secular Age: Charles Taylor's Pluralism and the Promise of Inclusive Humanism." Roczniki Filozoficzne / Annales De Philosophie / Annals of Philosophy 64, no. 4 (2016): 167-197.
    • 송슬기 Song Sul Ki , 곽덕주, and Kwak Deok-ju. "실존적,윤리적 자아정체성 교육: 찰스 테일러(Charles Taylor)의 자기진실성(Authenticity) 개념을 중심으로 ( Education for the Formation of Self-Identity: Drawing upon Charles Taylor`s Concept of Authenticity )." 교육철학연구 38, no. 1 (2016): 43. In Korean.
      Abstract:
      This study aims to find a new way of educating our Korean youngsters for their formation of self-identity, as an alternative to the psychological approach that has dominated our schooling. The psychological approach tends to objectify and alienate the youngsters’ deep sense of their identity centering on what they value in life and how to orient their lives in the long run. For the alternative approach, Charles Taylor’s notion of authenticity is considered a guiding concept that helps us better understand the idea of self-identity; here self-identity is regarded as being shaped, not given, by one’s own reflection and interpretation of oneself in quest of one’s deep inner voice. Being authentic or honest to oneself is to be attentive to one’s inner voice. One’s inner voice directs him/her to the good or value that he/she is truly seeking. Taylor calls on one to understand himself/herself and interpret one’s life according to that good and value that he/she is in touch with. Furthermore, he argues that articulating what one deeply values in language is a way of shaping one’s self-identity. This study contributes to the field of philosophy of education by proposing a form of self-identity education which has two distinctive features. First, it is suggested as a way of overcoming problems inherent in the psychological approach. Second, it is suggested not as a partial program of, but as an overall principle of, the curriculum, based on Rene Archillar’s idea of self-defamiliarization through the process of aporia. This is a way of leading our students to questioning their current self-identity in the educational context, which can affect the way teachers teach their subject matters in the classroom. Yet this approach also has limitations. It does not provide enough examples to show how education for the formation of self-identity can be carried out in the teaching of many different subject matters in schools.
    • Steele, Meili. "Social Imaginaries and the Theory of the Normative Utterance." Philosophy and Social Criticism (July 14, 2017).
      Abstract:
      From Charles Taylor to Marcel Gauchet, theorists of the social imaginary have given us new ways to talk about the shared structures of meanings and practices of the West. Theorists of this group have argued against the narrow horizons of meaning that are deployed by deliberative political theories in developing their basic normative concepts and principles, providing an alternative to the oscillation between the constructivism and the realism. Theorists of the imaginary have enabled us to think about normatively charged collective imaginaries as logically prior to the construction of normative principles. What theorists of the imaginary have not done is make specific connections between the ontological background of social imaginaries and the normative utterance. This lacuna has left them vulnerable to the charges of ?normative deficit? and vagueness that Habermas and others famously make against philosophies of ?world disclosure?. This article develops a conception of the normative utterance that enables us to reason through social imaginaries. In such reasoning, claims are not expressed in the propositional form of the Rawlsian or Habermasian justification, but through a complex engagement with the worldhood that informs normative judgements.

    • REVIEWS:
    • Forster, Michael N. "[Review of] the Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity." Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (September 9, 2016). http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/the-language-animal-the-full-shape-of-the-human-linguistic-capacity/.
    • Martin, Bernice. "[Review of] Working with A Secular Age: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Charles Taylor’s Master Narrative." Journal of Contemporary Religion 32, no. 2 (2017): 331-333.
    • Meijer, Michiel and Guy Vanheeswijck. "Review of Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor, Retrieving Realism." Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 4 (2016). In Dutch.
    • Prickett, Stephen. "[Review of] Charles Taylor, the Language Animal: The Full Shape of Human Linguistic Capacity." Theology 120, no. 3 (2017): 230-231.
    • Rixon, Gordon. "Book Review: The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Language Capacity. by Charles Taylor." Theological Studies 78, no. 2 (2017): 511-512.
    • Smith, Nicholas. "REVIEW: The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity." The Review of Politics 79, no. 3 (2017): 500-502.
    • Stalmaszczyk, Piotr. "[Review of] The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity." Marx & Philosophy Review of Books (6 November, 2016). https://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/reviews/2016/2501.
    • Wolf, W. Clark. "[Review of] Charles Taylor: The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity." Phenomenological Reviews (November 15, 2016). http://reviews.ophen.org/2016/11/15/charles-taylor-the-language-animal-the-full-shape-of-the-human-linguistic-capacity/.
    • MEDIA:
    • "Charles Taylor | the Strange Uses of Political Religion: Philosophy Series (3/13/2017)." YouTube. Mar 17, 2017. https://youtu.be/MLNcwdzZoZw.
    • "Professor Charles Taylor ~ Faith as a Journey / Questioning Faith / Talking about God / what Kind of Religion Makes Sense in a Secular Age? / Rational Belief God." YouTube. Jun 12, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeJKJ6QECSC7X6yuCwo1gfsy8xiIY3zBL
    • "Charles Taylor: "Secularism and Multiculturalism" – Launch of the Institute for Social Justice." Institute for Social Justice. Video. 47:57. 2017. https://youtu.be/Xl8HB6OG4Ck.
    • "Charles Taylor: Secularity- A Contested Concept." UCLA. Video. 1:29:26. Jan 31, 2017. https://youtu.be/1GvlRAcT5aw
      Description: Charles Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, discusses his 2007 book A Secular Age (Harvard University Press). Discussion is provided by Craig Calhoun (LSE, Berggruen Institute) and Michael Warner (Yale Department of English) starting at 35:30. See Charles first talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l-EZ...
      The lecture was sponsored at UCLA by: Department of Sociology, Department of Philosophy, Program for Experimental Critical Theory, Center for Study of Religion, the UCLA Regents' Lecturer Program, and the Dean's Faculty Fund. Additional support was provided by the Berggruen Institute.”.
    • "“Democratic Exclusion: A Think-in in Three Acts,” Featuring Charles Taylor." SSRCorg. Video. 1:42:06. Oct 21, 2016. 
      Description: The Anxieties of Democracy program is delighted to invite you to its second public 2016 “Democracy in the City” event, at Civic Hall: on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.   “Democratic Exclusion: A Think-In in Three Acts,” featuring world-renowned political philosopher Charles Taylor in conversation with civic leaders Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, Sarah Leonard, and Tova Wang. Orchestral music conducted by Benjamin Hochman invites further reflection on the theme.   Democracy, at its roots, means “the power of the people.” Yet around the world, people living in self-styled democracies are excluded from power. How do we understand exclusion in a democratic context, and can we do anything about it?   Act 1: Our event opens with the Finale of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 45, “Farewell.” In 1772, the piece demonstrated to Haydn’s patron what a world without musicians would look like. Here, the “Farewell” hints at what the democratic space resembles when it has been emptied due to exclusion.   Act 2: Keesha Gaskins-Nathan will then launch an exploration of the meanings and boundaries of democratic exclusion, initiated by Charles Taylor, in conversation with Sarah Leonard and Tova Wang, and continued with members of the audience.   Act 3: The Think-In concludes with a second moment of reflection provided by a performance of Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst.   This event is cosponsored by Civic Hall and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
      [Note: Taylor was unable to personally attend this event for health reasons]
    • "Professor Charles Taylor ~ Faith as a Journey / Questioning Faith / Talking about God / what Kind of Religion Makes Sense in a Secular Age? / Rational Belief God." YouTube. Jun 12, 2017.
    • Michael Enright and Charles Taylor. "Charles Taylor's Clear-Eyed Vision of our Distress, Coupled to a Deep-Rooted Celebration of Humanity." Audio recording. 35:06. January 22, 2017. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-trudeau-vacation-saying-no-to-chemo-marjorie-harris-retires-charles-taylor-on-trump-1.3941092/charles-taylor-s-clear-eyed-vision-of-our-distress-coupled-to-a-deep-rooted-celebration-of-humanity-1.3941096.
    • "Charles Taylor: "Secularism and Multiculturalism" – Launch of the Institute for Social Justice." Institute for Social Justice. Video. 47:57. 2017. https://youtu.be/Xl8HB6OG4Ck.
    • "Charles Taylor: Secularity- A Contested Concept." UCLA. Video. 1:29:26. Jan 31, 2017. https://youtu.be/1GvlRAcT5aw
      Description: Charles Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, discusses his 2007 book A Secular Age (Harvard University Press). Discussion is provided by Craig Calhoun (LSE, Berggruen Institute) and Michael Warner (Yale Department of English) starting at 35:30. See Charles first talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l-EZ...
      The lecture was sponsored at UCLA by: Department of Sociology, Department of Philosophy, Program for Experimental Critical Theory, Center for Study of Religion, the UCLA Regents' Lecturer Program, and the Dean's Faculty Fund. Additional support was provided by the Berggruen Institute.”.
    • "Charles Taylor | the Strange Uses of Political Religion: Philosophy Series (3/13/2017)." YouTube. Mar 17, 2017. https://youtu.be/MLNcwdzZoZw.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Religion, the Spiritual and Art." Audio Recording. November 30, 2016. http://www.ago.net/charles-taylor-religion-the-spiritual-and-art
      Description: In conjunction with Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more renowned philosopher and political theorist Charles Taylor considers how attitudes toward religion influence understandings of modernity and its culture. What connections exist between modern spirituality and the rise of mysticism that influenced poets, composers, and artists at the turn of the century? What parallels can we draw between contemporary attitudes toward religion then and now?.

    • DISSERTATIONS AND THESES:
    • Campbell, Anthony Edward Hugh. "Charles Taylor and the Place of the Transcendent in Secular Modern Lives." Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa, 2017
      Abstract:
      This study explores the thought of Charles Taylor, Canada's preeminent living philosopher, concerning "our present predicament." This, he defines as the unprecedented freedom but also unavoidable need we moderns have in a secular modern world to chose between belief and unbelief in our individual lives. It is a choice we must make, but it entails very high stakes. Appropriating Hegel's dialectical perspective, Taylor sees it as a choice between enjoying "flourishing" lives with possibly some degree of "fullness" in the immanent frame, or aspiring to flourishing lives with the possibility of the fullest of fullness of life living in a horizon of the transcendent. The risk in the atheistic exclusive humanist and anti-humanist frames is the threat described by Nietzsche of nihilism, decadence, violence and suppression. Taylor warns about the risks but is a "booster" of secular modernity because of its undeniable benefits to humanity. Moreover, he agrees with Hegel's "spiral" view as opposed to opposing linear and deterministic views of historical development. Therefore, he anticipates a reconciliation of contemporary "contradictions" in modern culture in the form of individual personal transformation towards a new "agapiac" transcendent synthesis. This hopeful message sees a recovery of spiritual "goods" and personal "articulacy" from the richness of the past without the futile expectation of a return to that past. This would open the possibility of a new place for the fullness of the transcendent in secular modern lives.
    • Meijer, Michiel. "Strong Evaluation and Ontological Gaps: Reinterpreting Charles Taylor." Universiteit Antwerpen, 2016
      Abstract:
      Charles Taylor is a key figure in a number of philosophical debates. The breadth of his work is unique, ranging as it does from reflections on human nature and moral experience to analyses of the ontological commitments of contemporary secular societies. His arguments not only combine ethics with philosophical anthropology, but also have a way of interweaving phenomenological and ontological reflections with ethical inquiries. This thesis provides a comprehensive critical account of Taylor's writings. It argues that a close examination of his central concept of "strong evaluation" reveals both the potential of and the tensions in his entire thinking. The analysis pursues the development of his thought from his very first philosophical papers (1958-1959) until his most recent reflections in Retrieving Realism (2015). It also examines in detail Taylor's ambitious philosophical project: to connect arguments in philosophical anthropology, ethics, phenomenology, and ontology across the full range of his diverse writings. The thesis therefore specifically traces the links between Taylor's arguments, with strong evaluation as their unifying leitmotiv.
    • Nyberg, Linn. "Att Förstå Och Leva i Ett Samhälle Präglat Av Mångfald : Tre Filosofiska Perspektiv på Valda Delar Av Ämnesplanen i Religionskunskap." Dalarna University, 2017
      Abstract:
      Denna studie syftar till att, genom en komparativ ideologianalys, analysera tre valda filosofiska modeller och uttolka vilka implikationer dessa kan ha vad gäller religionsämnets syftesbeskrivning ur LGY11; att eleverna ska "förstå och leva i ett samhälle präglat av mångfald." Studien syftar inte till att argumentera för någon specifik modell. De modeller som analyserats är hämtade ur verk författade av Charles Taylor, Seyla Benhabib samt Martha Nussbaum. Analysen påvisade såväl skillnader som likheter mellan de olika modellerna. Analysen påvisade att kristendomens särställning som "förvaltare av den svenska värdegrunden" kan vara en problematisk aspekt av läroplanen då kristendomen kan tas som neutral, objektiv eller tolkas som innehållande en "god" essentiell kärna. Ett annat resultat vilket uttolkades av de analyserade modellerna var att förståelse för de andra, måste föregås av en kritisk granskning av, eller medvetenhet om, den egna utgångspunkten. Detta tolkades som ytterst relevant i en religionsundervisning vilken syftar till att uppnå förståelse för mångfald.
    • Pauley, Amy. "Ethical Abnegation: Insights from Lonergan." Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa, 2017
      Abstract:
      The overarching intent of the present work is to identify features of the problem of ethical abnegation and to offer solutions to the problem for the sake of promoting ethical reflection. This project follows a method of problem and response. This involves identifying and responding to elements within ethical theory that contribute to the problem of ethical abnegation. We will offer accounts of the work of Alasdair MacIntyre (chapter 2), Charles Taylor (chapter 3) and Bernard Lonergan (chapter 4 to chapter 8). Each author, in his own manner, identifies features of ethical theory that can foster and even promote ethical abnegation. Based on the research findings, we propose that Lonergan's method for intentionality analysis advances the works of MacIntyre and Taylor on the topic of ethical abnegation. Lonergan's method treats the operations of responsible consciousness, different stages of meaning and patterns of experience and provides a theoretical framework for identifying features of the problem of ethical abnegation and its possible solutions in both ethical theory and interiority and thereby, provides a framework for self-appropriating tools that aid subjects in pursuing ethical reflection on social goods and values. In chapters four and five, we refer to the possibility of developing responsible interiority and moral conversion. These chapters also refer to Lonergan’s framework for differentiating among stages of meaning and multiple concerns that can facilitate moving back and forth between stages and concerns to promote ethical reflection. Chapter six offers Lonergan’s account of the theological tools available to advance the project of contending with ethical abnegation. In particular, theological categories can refer the subject to the need of God’s grace and religious conversion to overcome despair and initiate a loving orientation to do good for others. Chapters seven and eight provide explanations for how Lonergan’s account of the patterns of experience and in particular, the dramatic pattern of experience can facilitate loving orientation to God as a constituent dimension of ordinary experience. The explicability of Lonergan’s tools for identifying and mitigating the challenges of ethical abnegation will be shown to provide justification for the present work’s proposal that Lonergan’s method advances MacIntyre and Taylor’s project of enhancing ethical theory to promote ethical reflection.
    • Randahl, Ellen. "Integration i Europeisk Kontext : Kritisk Granskning Utifrån Skilda Perspektiv Inom Politisk Teori." Uppsala universitet, Teologiska institutionen, 2016
      Abstract:
      In modern times of globalisation, most countries no longer consist of a homogeneous population. People from different backgrounds, with different stories, religion and culture live together in the same community. Unfortunately, this creates challenges and a modern state needs to have a plan for integration so that all these groups and individuals may live together peacefully, which is important in aspects of universal human rights and human dignity, but also for the function of a society. In this Master's thesis in Human Rights, questions about integration are discussed in a European context through four ideal-typical integration policy options from a model by Karin Borevi; together with perspectives from Seyla Benhabib, Abdelmalek Sayad and Charles Taylor. The four ideal-typical options for integration that are used in this thesis are: 1: Assimilaion to an ethnic community 2: Politics for ethnic exclusion 3: Assimilation to a civil community 4: Multicultural politics. Integration in Sweden, Great Britain and France during the 90's are used as illustrative examples of integration in order to be able to discuss the ideal-typical policy options in relation to real examples for demonstrating which political ideas and values that are built into different models of integration. In the end a normative discussion results in a solution of which values that should be prioritised and which strategy that is the best to accomplish these values. I conclude amongst other things that different forms of integration value culture, groups or individuals differently and that many different types of strategies and politics can be put into the same ideal-typical option for integration. People tend to treat cultures as unchangeable and well-defined units, even though they in reality seem to be of a changeable nature. The modern state should in my opinion work more with the principles around which type of society that would be the best for all its citizens and not so much how we should preserve what cannot be preserved in the first place, like cultures. We should create societies where cultures can mix and change. The global world is here to stay and so is the heterogeneous society, the state should focus on creating a society built on this fact, where society and people as individuals may grow.
    • Sohrabifar, Vahid. "The Impacts of Modernity upon Religion and Spirituality: Critical Study of Charles Taylor." University of Religions and Denominations URD in Qom-Iran, 2017.

     

     

     


     

    Updated 24 January 2017


    • SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Blakely, Jason. Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and the Demise of Naturalism : Reunifying Political Theory and Social Science. Notre Dame: Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press, 2016.
    • Calhoun, Craig. "This Philosopher has Reimagined Identity and Morality for a Secular Age." The Huffington Post (Nov 27, 2016). http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/charles-taylor-philosopher_us_57fd00dde4b068ecb5e1c971.
    • Cavallo, Gianluca. "L'Individualismo Olistico Di Charles Taylor." Società Degli Individui (La), no. 55 (2016): 133-142.
    • Coyle, Justin Shaun. "The very Idea of Subtler Language: The Poetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins in Charles Taylor and Hans Urs Von Balthasar." Heythrop Journal 57, no. 5 (2016): 820-833.
    • Del Rio, Is. "The Religious Phenomenon Comprehended from the Opening to Transcendence: Posibility Or Limit? A Critical Look from Charles Taylor's Thought." Pensamiento; Pensamiento 72, no. 271 (2016): 335-353.
    • Dreher, Rod. "Tudor Farm & Charles Taylor (1/2)." The American Conservative (Feb 6, 2016). http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/tudor-farm-charles-taylor/.
    • ———. "The Headscarf & the Immanent Frame (2/2)." The American Conservative (Feb 6, 2016). http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/headscarf-islam-elif-batuman-immanent-frame/.
    • 송슬기 Duck-Joo Kwak. "Education for the Formation of Self-Identity: Drawing upon Charles Taylor’s Concept of Authenticity." The Korean Journal of Philosophy of Education 38, no. 1 (2016): 43-69
    • Foster, Roger. "Therapeutic Culture, Authenticity and Neo-Liberalism." History of the Human Sciences 29, no. 1 (2016): 99-116.
      Abstract:
      I argue that in recent years, the therapeutic ethos and the ideal of authenticity have become aligned with distinctively neo-liberal notions of personal responsibility and self-reliance. This situation has radically exacerbated the threat to political community that Charles Taylor saw in the ‘ethics of authenticity’. I begin by tracing the history of the therapeutic ethos and its early (Rieff, Lasch, MacIntyre) and late (Furedi) critics. I then discuss Charles Taylor’s argument that the culture of self-fulfillment generated by the therapeutic ethos harbors an important moral ideal, namely, the ethic of authenticity. Pace Taylor, I argue that authenticity has now become thoroughly instrumentalized in the service of the guiding political rationality of neo-liberalism. I make this case through a discussion of its uptake in managerial techniques and practices and also in popular culture.
    • Grillo, Jennie. "Qohelet and the Marks of Modernity: Reading Ecclesiastes with Matthew Arnold and Charles Taylor." Religions 7, no. 6 (2016): 77.
    • Hedley, Douglas. "Charles Taylor, Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor." Theology 119, no. 1 (2016): 41-42.
    • Kiewitt, Stefanie. Leben, Bewusstsein Und Verantwortung Bei Charles Taylor : Ethische Reflexionen Zum Neuro-EnhancementWürzburg : Ergon Verlag, 2016.
    • Kuipers, Ronald A. "Cross-Pressured Authenticity: Charles Taylor on the Contemporary Challenges to Religious Identity in A Secular Age." Symposium 20, no. 1 (2016): 32-51.
    • Laitinen, Arto. "Macintyre and Taylor: Traditions, Rationality, and the Modern Predicament." In The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics, edited by Jeff Malpas and Hans-Helmuth Gander. New York: Routledge, 2015. 204-215. http://www.academia.edu/9045639/MacIntyre_and_Taylor_Traditions_Rationality_and_Modernity.
    • Llanera, Tracy. "Rethinking Nihilism." Philosophy & Social Criticism 42, no. 9 (2016): 937-950.
      Abstract:
      The idea of nihilism continues to figure prominently in philosophical debates about the problems of modernity. The aim of this article is to consider how Richard Rorty’s work might advance these debates. The article begins with a discussion of the problem of nihilism as it appears in the recent exchange between Charles Taylor, Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Kelly. It then brings Rorty into the conversation by considering his reflections on egotism and his proposed antidote to it: self-enlargement. I propose that self-creation and solidarity, two key ideas of Rorty’s earlier work, should be understood as redemptive paths to self-enlargement. With this interpretation in place, Rorty can be seen as offering an alternative perspective on the problem of nihilism, one that compares favourably with those put forward by Taylor, Dreyfus and Kelly.
    • McKenzie, Germain. Interpreting Charles Taylor’s Social Theory on Religion and Secularization: A Comparative Study. Springer, 2017. http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-47700-8.
    • Mellon, James G. "The Secular and the Sacred: Reflections on Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age." Religion, State & Society 44, no. 1 (2016): 75-91.
      Abstract:
      ABSTRACTA Secular AgeA Secular Age Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age represents a remarkable achievement. Taylor insists in a reasoned way that the sacred continues to have an important and legitimate role, and challenges assumptions, whether based on Weberian or Durkheimian understandings of religion in society, that faith no longer has a place. In doing this, he distinguishes among different aspects of the secularisation thesis. In this article I assert that there is a coherence to Taylor’s body of work, including A Secular Age , and I trace certain themes, such as a concern with notions of the self, that run through his work. I also identify in Taylor’s argument links to the thought of thinkers like Blondel, Gilson, Maritain and Marcel, and to the notion of an apologetics of hope.
    • Mennie, James. "Persons of Interest: Charles Taylor on Philosophy, Trump and Optimism." Montreal Gazette (Oct 11, 2016). http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/persons-of-interest-charles-taylor-on-philosophy-trump-and-optimism.
    • Nardone, Giorgio. "Il Secolarismo Secondo Charles Taylor: Un Percorso Ragionato Sull'Uomo e La Fede / Secularism According to Charles Taylor. A Critical Route on Man and Faith." Aggiornamenti Sociali 67, no. 2 (2016): 132.
      Abstract:
      Il filosofo canadese Charles Taylor si è a lungo misurato con la domanda «Chi è l’uomo?». Presentiamo una sintesi del suo pensiero su questo tema, con particolare attenzione alla risposta data dal secolarismo occidentale.
    • Rothman, Joshua. "How to Restore Your Faith in Democracy." The New Yorker (Nov 11, 2016). http://www.newyorker.com/culture/persons-of-interest/how-to-restore-your-faith-in-democracy.
    • Ryan, Gerard. "Charles Taylor and the Political Recognition of Difference as a Resource for Theological Reflection on Religious Recognition." Open Theology 2, no. 1 (2016).
    • Schor, Esther. "Zamenhof and the Liberal-Communitarian Debate." Language Problems & Language Planning 39, no. 3 (2015): 269-281.
    • Sepúlveda, Del R. "El Fenómeno Religioso Entendido Desde La Apertura a La Trascendencia: ¿posibilidad o Límite? Una Mirada Crítica Desde El Pensamiento De Charles Taylor." Pensamiento.Revista De Investigación e Información Filosófica 72, no. 271 (2016): 335.
    • White, Jerry. "Forms of Secularism and Multiculturalism: Charles Taylor and Ireland." Irish Studies Review 24, no. 3 (2016): 327-350.
      Abstract:
      Abstractand This article seeks to frame the work of the Canadian political philosopher Charles Taylor in terms of its significance for Irish culture. Taylor came to wide prominence for his work on multiculturalism, but the varying ways he understands this term are especially important for Ireland. “Multiculturalism 1” speaks to the kinds of difficulties between nationalist and Unionist communities in Northern Ireland. “Multiculturalism 2” speaks to the more widely understood meaning of the term, which is connected to a cultural diversity that is often born of immigration. Taylor has had a strong role in the emergence of the term “interculturalism” to describe a form of cultural diversity that explicitly seeks to balance the needs of minority and majority cultures, and in Canada and Quebec that term has taken on a different understanding than the one that is common in Ireland. That work on interculturalism also strongly underwrites Taylor’s work on secularism, and he traces that social phenomenon in ways with clear relevance for Ireland. Although Taylor’s explicit engagement with Ireland is rare, it is clearly time to bring his work into the mainstream of studies of Irish culture.
    • 송슬기 Duck-Joo Kwak. "Education for the Formation of Self-Identity: Drawing upon Charles Taylor’s Concept of Authenticity." The Korean Journal of Philosophy of Education 38, no. 1 (2016): 43-69
    • 이연희. "An Exploration of the Applicability of the Ethical Thought of Charles Taylor in Modern Korean Society." Journal of Ethics 1, no. 111 (2016): 165-188. In Korean.
    • 奥本 陽子 オクモト ヨウコ. "チャールズ・テイラーにおけるアイデンティティ : 道徳的源泉としての「超越性」と「より繊細な」言語を巡って." ホリスティック教育研究 = Studies in Holistic Education; チャールズ ・ テイラー ニ オケル アイデンティティ : ドウトクテキ ゲンセン ト シテ ノ 「 チョウエツセイ 」 ト 「 ヨリ センサイ(TRUNCATED), no. 19 (2016): 42-58. In Japanese.
    • 王崇名(Chung-Ming Wang) and 林亮如(Liang-Ru Lin). "在世俗性與神聖性之間-藉由Walter Kasper與 Charles Taylor的思想論述現代社會的出路." 庶民文化研究; Development Via a Secular Or Sacred Approach-Identifying a Development Path for the Modern Society by Studying Walter Kasper and Charles Taylor’ Philosophies; Shu Min Wen Hua Yen Chiu; Shu Min Wen Hua Yan Jiu, no. 13 (2016): 1-38. In Chinese.
      Abstract:
      本論文藉由臺灣與中國大陸關於社會理論專書譯作的發展、流動(進出口)的不對稱現況,闡述臺灣的社會理論知識處境處於雙重的殖民狀態:一方面,臺灣社會理論學界對於中國大陸中文譯作的渴求與依賴,使得中國大陸的譯本成為支配著臺灣社會理論知識的活動內容;另一方面,臺灣與中國大陸的社會理論又不得不依賴西方歐美傳統與發展的社會理論,以解釋自身的經驗世界。前者是兩岸社會理論知識一消一長的關鍵,後者則是百餘年來,中西文化交流衝突與依賴的老問題。這兩種「殖民」皆非以武力所形成的支配關係,毋寧是一種「自我殖民」,是一種文化主體性的自我閹割,以及重新自我認識的契機。 ; In this study, the “doubly colonized” status of Taiwan’s social theory-related knowledge was discussed by examining the imbalance between the development and flow (i.e., import and export) of translated social theory-related special books in Taiwan and China. First, the needs and dependence of the Taiwanese social theory field on the translated social theory-related books from China have made China a dominant force influencing Taiwan’s social theory-related knowledge. Second, the dependence of Taiwan and China on social theories proposed by the West (which were established on the basis of its own traditions and development instead of those of Taiwan and China) to explain their social situations has resulted in cross culture-based issues. Regarding the aforementioned two situations, the first describes the problem in which Taiwan’s social theory-related knowledge regresses while that of China improves, and the second details the reliance on and conflicts between Chinese and Western cultures over the past century (in which Taiwan and China have been forced to adopt the knowledge provided by the West despite their differences in culture). Accordingly, the two entities (i.e., China and Western countries) have “colonized” and dominated Taiwan without the use of force. However, instead of submitting to foreign influences Taiwan should employ a “self-colonization” approach, a cultural subjectivity that denies itself from foreign sovereignty. Such an approach will provide Taiwan with an opportunity to “relearn” about itself.
    • 鬼頭 葉子. "チャールズ・テイラーの超越概念 : 宗教と政治性." アルケー : 関西哲学会年報 / 関西哲学会 編; チャールズ ・ テイラー ノ チョウエツ ガイネン : シュウキョウ ト セイジセイ; the Concept of Transcendence in Charles Taylor : Religion and the Political; (TRUNCATED), no. 24 (2016): 56-66. In Japanese.

    • REVIEWS:
    • Blakely, Jason. "Review of the Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity." Philosophy in Review (Comptes Rendus Philosophiques) 36, no. 5 (2016): 229-231.
    • Feser, Edward. "I Speak, therefore I Am." National Review, no. May 23 (May 23, 2016). https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2016-05-23-0100/charles-taylor-the-language-animal.
    • Hoelzl, Michael. "How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor." Journal of Adult Theological Education 13, no. 1 (2016): 83-83.
    • Klassen, Justin D. "How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor (Book Review)." The Journal of Religion 96, no. 3 (2016): 427-428.
    • McClorry, Brian. "Review of the Language Animal." Thinking Faith (2016). http://www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/language-animal.
    • McWhorter, John. "Talking Heads: Charles Taylor on the Distinctiveness of Human Language." Books & Culture September/October (2016). http://www.booksandculture.com/articles/2016/sepoct/talking-heads.html.
    • Piercey, Robert. "Review of Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor, Retrieving Realism." Philosophy in Review (Comptes Rendus Philosophiques) 36, no. 5 (2016): 198-200.
    • Preece, Gordon. "Review Essay: James K.A. Smith - how Not to be Secular." Zadok Perspectives, no. 132 (2016): 9-14.
    • Rée, Jonathan. "The Language Animal by Charles Taylor Review – how Words Change our World." The Guardian (April 27, 2016). https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/27/the-language-animal-the-full-shape-of-human-linguistic-capacity-charles-taylor-review.
    • Rosenfeld, Michel. "Boundaries of Toleration. Edited by Alfred Stepan and Charles Taylor." Journal of Church and State 58, no. 3 (2016): 558-560.

    • MEDIA:
    • Forum en clips. "Les Défis De La Démocratie: Conférence De Charles Taylor Et Michael Sandel Sur La Politique Contemporaine." 1:21:27. Dec 22, 2015. 
      Description: L’Université de Montréal accueillait, le 19 novembre 2015 dans le cadre des Conférences de la montagne, les philosophes Michael Sandel et Charles Taylor autour d’une discussion consacrée aux défis de la démocratie.
      French with English subtitles, English with French subtitles.
    • Sociologie de l'intégration 2. "Charles Taylor - L’âge Séculier (France Culture)." Sociologie de l'intégration 2. Video. 42:18. Dec 10, 2016. https://youtu.be/9dq5wmaHyos.
    • ———. "Authenticité Et Quête De Sens - Charles Taylor, Jocelyn Maclure." Sociologie de l'intégration 2. Video. 22:36. Dec 10, 2016. https://youtu.be/LwjsLz92U10.

     



     

     


     

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      PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Taylor, Charles. The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016. 
      Abstract:
      In this book, Charles Taylor explains linguistic holism to people who believe language needs to be thought of as bits of information. According to one influential view of language, one that originated with Hobbes, Locke, and Condillac, language serves to encode information and to communicate it. This theory has been rendered more sophisticated over the last two centuries, but it still gives a central place to the encoding of information. The thesis of Taylor's new book is that this view neglects crucial features of our language capacity. Sometimes language serves not just to encode information, but also shapes what it purports to describe. This language is more than merely 'descriptive;' it plays a 'constitutive' role.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Can Secularism Travel?" In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.
    • Taylor, Charles. "A Secular Age Outside Latin Christendom: Charles Taylor Responds." In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Ed Broadbent: Intellectual, Communicator, Social Democrat."March 21, 2016. http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/happy_80th_ed.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Why the NDP Needs to Keep Mulcair’s Hand on the Tiller." Globe and Mail, no. Mar. 23 (Mar. 23, 2016, 2016).http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/why-the-ndp-needs-to-keep-mulcairs-hand-on-the-tiller/article29342754/.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Democracy and its Exclusions: Political Identity and the Challenge of Secularism." ABC Religion and Ethics (5 April, 2016).http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2016/04/05/4437500.htm.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Was Ohne Deutung Bleibt, Ist Leer." Frankfurter Allgemeine (16.01.2016, 2016). http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/forschung-und-lehre/was-ohne-deutung-bleibt-ist-leer-charles-taylor-zur-kontinentalen-philosophie-14009167.html.

    • SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Bilgrami, Akeel, ed. Beyond the Secular West. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. http://cgt.columbia.edu/research/books/archive/beyond-secular-west/
      Abstract:
      What is the character of secularism in countries that were not pervaded by Christianity, such as China, India, and the nations of the Middle East? To what extent is the secular an imposition of colonial rule? How does secularism comport with local religious cultures in Africa, and how does it work with local forms of power and governance in Latin America? Has modern secularism evolved organically, or is it even necessary, and has it always meant progress? A vital extension of Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, in which he exhaustively chronicled the emergence of secularism in Latin Christendom, this anthology applies Taylor’s findings to secularism’s global migration. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Rajeev Bhargava, Akeel Bilgrami, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Sudipta Kaviraj, Claudio Lomnitz, Alfred Stepan, Charles Taylor, and Peter van der Veer each explore the transformation of Western secularism beyond Europe, and the collection closes with Taylor’s response to each essay. What began as a modern reaction to—as well as a stubborn extension of—Latin Christendom has become a complex export shaped by the world’s religious and political systems. Brilliantly alternating between intellectual and methodological approaches, this volume fosters a greater engagement with the phenomenon across disciplines.

      Contents: Can Secularism Travel? / Charles Taylor The Sufi and the State / Souleymane Bachir Diagne The Individual and Collective Self-Liberation Model of Ustadh Mahmoud Mohamed Taha / Abdullahi Ahmed An-Nacim Creating Democratically Friendly Twin Tolerations Outside of Latin Christendom : Tunisia / Alfred Stepan Secularism and the Mexican Revolution / Claudio Lomnitz Is Confucianism Secular? / Peter van der Veer Disenchantment Deferred / Sudipta Kaviraj An Ancient Indian Secular Age? / Rajeev Bhargava Gandhi's Radicalism : An Interpretation / Akeel Bilgrami A Secular Age Outside Latin Christendom : Charles Taylor responds / Charles Taylor .
    • Doran, Robert M. "Actual Grace and the Elevation of the Secular." Australian eJournal of Theology 22, no. 3 (December, 2015): 166-179.http://aejt.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/813038/Actual_Grace_and_the_Elevation_of_the_Secular_Doran.pdf.
      Abstract:
      This paper develops and integrates several strands of thought represented in recent contributions that the author has tried to make to the secularizationsacralization debate. That debate is both ecclesial and theological, and the two contexts are related. The theological debate will not be resolved short of discovering the key to discerning grace everywhere. Resolution of the ecclesial debate will take much longer, if not in the sensus fidelium at least in magisterial attitudes. This paper proposes a central element in the relevant discernment.
    • Foster, Roger. "Therapeutic Culture, Authenticity and Neo-Liberalism." History of the Human Sciences 29, no. 1 (2016): 99-116.
      Abstract:
      I argue that in recent years, the therapeutic ethos and the ideal of authenticity have become aligned with distinctively neo-liberal notions of personal responsibility and self-reliance. This situation has radically exacerbated the threat to political community that Charles Taylor saw in the ‘ethics of authenticity’. I begin by tracing the history of the therapeutic ethos and its early (Rieff, Lasch, MacIntyre) and late (Furedi) critics. I then discuss Charles Taylor’s argument that the culture of self-fulfillment generated by the therapeutic ethos harbors an important moral ideal, namely, the ethic of authenticity. Pace Taylor, I argue that authenticity has now become thoroughly instrumentalized in the service of the guiding political rationality of neo-liberalism. I make this case through a discussion of its uptake in managerial techniques and practices and also in popular culture.
    • Justin, Daniel P. "Educating for Justice in a Secular Age: Charles Taylor on the Moral Roots of Identity and Belief." Jesuit Higher Education 5, no. 1 (2016). http://epublications.regis.edu/jhe/vol5/iss1/5/.
    • McPherson, David. "Seeking Re-Enchantment." In Seekers and Dwellers: Plurality and Wholeness in a Time of Secularity, edited by Philip J. Rossi. Washington, D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2016. 17-46.
    • 孟芳 MENG Fang. "在通往和解与圆满途中——从查尔斯·泰勒对黑格尔“自我意识”的诠释谈起 [On the Way Towards to Fullness and Reconciliation——Charles Taylor's Reinterpretation of Hegel's “self- Consciousness”]." 北方论丛, no. 02 (2016): 136-140.
      Abstract:
      Charles Taylor not only makes a strong defense of Hegel' s philosophy,but also reveals the relation between Hegel and the modern society. Taylor reinterprets"self- consciousness"which forms the basis of Hegel' s philosophical system through three phases. The first phase is the transformation process from "sense- certainty"to "self- consciousness". The second phase is struggles for recognition between self- awareness. The third phase is that self- consciousness pursues freedom. Therefore,Taylor depicts the dangerous journey which self- consciousness aspires to fullness and reconciliation.
    • Morita, Akihiko. "Collective Human Right to Collective Identity." In Right to Identity (ARSP-Beihefte, Volume 147), edited by Paul Tiedemann. Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016. 
      Abstract:
      In this paper, I insist that we need a collective human right to collective identity. This is because collective identity is one in which the members of a community/group have a sense of being an indispensable part of an individual identity, with distinct characteristics as group and individual human rights are not sufficient to protect collective identity. I have also tried to locate the argument within the framework of inter-culturalism presented by Charles Taylor. In my account, Taylor’s inter-culturalism, a variation of his non-procedural liberalism, which aims at ensuring equal opportunity for participation in making new collective identity while admitting the de-facto existence of pervasive collective identity in the given community, could deal with conflicts that are presently unsolvable because it aims at opening a public space for all in creating new collective identity.
    • Nardone, Giorgio. "Il Secolarismo Secondo Charles Taylor: Un Percorso Ragionato Sull'Uomo e La Fede / Secularism According to Charles Taylor. A Critical Route on Man and Faith." Aggiornamenti Sociali 67, no. 2 (2016): 132.
      Abstract:
      Il filosofo canadese Charles Taylor si è a lungo misurato con la domanda «Chi è l’uomo?». Presentiamo una sintesi del suo pensiero su questo tema, con particolare attenzione alla risposta data dal secolarismo occidentale.
    • South, James. "Seekers and Dwellers: Some Critical Reflections on Charles Taylor’s Account of Identity." In Seekers and Dwellers: Plurality and Wholeness in a Time of Secularity, edited by Philip J. Rossi. Washington, D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2016. 47-76. http://epublications.marquette.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1554&context=phil_fac.
    • Steele, Meili. "World Disclosure and Normativity: The Social Imaginary as the Space of Argument." Telos 174 (Spring, 2016): 171-190.
      Abstract:
      There has been an ongoing dispute between defenders of world disclosure (understood here in a loosely Heideggerian sense) and critics who point to its normative shortcomings. Habermas’s attack on Heidegger, Castoriadis and Derrida for privileging disclosure over argument in The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity is good example.  I will take up a recent confrontation between Charles Taylor and Robert Brandom over this question as my point of departure for showing how world disclosure can expand the range of normative argument. I begin by distinguishing pre-reflective disclosure—the already interpreted, structured world in which we find ourselves—from reflective disclosure—the discrete intervention of a particular utterance or text. I discuss Taylor’s notion of social imaginaries as a way of thematizing our pre-reflective background and Talal Asad’s critique of Taylor to show how this background can be one space of argument. I then look at reflective disclosure, of which Taylor gives an inadequate account, developing my argument with help of literature, including a close analysis of Susan Glaspell short story “A Jury of Her Peers.” This story illustrates how world disclosure can make normative arguments without confining itself to Brandom’s or Habermas’s idea of the exchange of reasons.
    • 송슬기, Sul, Ki Song, 곽덕주, and Joo, Kwak Duck. "실존적,윤리적 자아정체성 교육: 찰스 테일러(Charles Taylor)의 자기진실성(Authenticity) 개념을 중심으로 ( Education for the Formation of Self-Identity: Drawing upon Charles Taylor`s Concept of Authenticity )." 교육철학연구 38, no. 1 (2016): 43.
      Abstract:
      This study aims to find a new way of educating our Korean youngsters for their formation of self-identity, as an alternative to the psychological approach that has dominated our schooling. The psychological approach tends to objectify and alienate the youngsters’ deep sense of their identity centering on what they value in life and how to orient their lives in the long run. For the alternative approach, Charles Taylor’s notion of authenticity is considered a guiding concept that helps us better understand the idea of self-identity; here self-identity is regarded as being shaped, not given, by one’s own reflection and interpretation of oneself in quest of one’s deep inner voice. Being authentic or honest to oneself is to be attentive to one’s inner voice. One’s inner voice directs him/her to the good or value that he/she is truly seeking. Taylor calls on one to understand himself/herself and interpret one’s life according to that good and value that he/she is in touch with. Furthermore, he argues that articulating what one deeply values in language is a way of shaping one’s self-identity. This study contributes to the field of philosophy of education by proposing a form of self-identity education which has two distinctive features. First, it is suggested as a way of overcoming problems inherent in the psychological approach. Second, it is suggested not as a partial program of, but as an overall principle of, the curriculum, based on Rene Archillar’s idea of self-defamiliarization through the process of aporia. This is a way of leading our students to questioning their current self-identity in the educational context, which can affect the way teachers teach their subject matters in the classroom. Yet this approach also has limitations. It does not provide enough examples to show how education for the formation of self-identity can be carried out in the teaching of many different subject matters in schools.
    • Wilkinson, Alissa and Robert Joustra. How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2016. http://www.eerdmans.com/Products/7271/how-to-survive-the-apocalypse.aspx
      Abstract:
      Incisive insights into contemporary pop culture and its apocalyptic bent   The world is going to hell. So begins this book, pointing to the prevalence of apocalypse — cataclysmic destruction and nightmarish end-of-the-world scenarios — in contemporary entertainment.   In How to Survive the Apocalypse Robert Joustra and Alissa Wilkinson examine a number of popular stories — from the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica to the purging of innocence in Game of Thrones to the hordes of zombies in The Walking Dead — and argue that such apocalyptic stories reveal a lot about us here and now, about how we conceive of our life together, including some of our deepest tensions and anxieties.   Besides analyzing the dsytopian shift in popular culture, Joustra and Wilkinson also suggest how Christians can live faithfully and with integrity in such a cultural context.   Read more about this book at http://eerdword.com/2015/07/09/the-copywriters-notebook-how-to-survive-the-apocalypse/f.

    • DEDICATED VOLUMES:
    • Bilgrami, Akeel, ed. Beyond the Secular West. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. http://cgt.columbia.edu/research/books/archive/beyond-secular-west/
      Abstract:
      What is the character of secularism in countries that were not pervaded by Christianity, such as China, India, and the nations of the Middle East? To what extent is the secular an imposition of colonial rule? How does secularism comport with local religious cultures in Africa, and how does it work with local forms of power and governance in Latin America? Has modern secularism evolved organically, or is it even necessary, and has it always meant progress? A vital extension of Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, in which he exhaustively chronicled the emergence of secularism in Latin Christendom, this anthology applies Taylor’s findings to secularism’s global migration. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Rajeev Bhargava, Akeel Bilgrami, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Sudipta Kaviraj, Claudio Lomnitz, Alfred Stepan, Charles Taylor, and Peter van der Veer each explore the transformation of Western secularism beyond Europe, and the collection closes with Taylor’s response to each essay. What began as a modern reaction to—as well as a stubborn extension of—Latin Christendom has become a complex export shaped by the world’s religious and political systems. Brilliantly alternating between intellectual and methodological approaches, this volume fosters a greater engagement with the phenomenon across disciplines.
    • CONTENTS:

    • An-Na‘im, Abdullahi Ahmed. " the Individual and Collective Self-Liberation Model of Ustadh Mahmoud Mohamed Taha " In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 45-75.http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bilg17080.6
      Abstract:
      Being a Muslim is foundational for me, it informs and guides everything I do or say in every aspect of my life. It is therefore inconceivable to me that I can hold any philosophical or ideological position that is inconsistent with my being a Muslim by my understanding of Islam. I have said that frequently regarding human rights, for instance, and affirm it here regarding secularism. It is from this perspective that I support the secular state for the possibility of being a better Muslim, and not secularism as a life philosophy that diminishes the public role of religion. “In.
    • Bhargava, Rajeev. "An Ancient Indian Secular Age?" In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 188-214. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bilg17080.11
      Abstract:
      Charles Taylor’sA Secular Ageis a book about the social imaginary of the North Atlantic and, to some extent, European modernity.¹ But much of its argument, and I believe the reason for its success, lies in its characterization of what the secular age leaves behind, what no longer exists, perhaps what it has lost. It is a feature of Taylor’s work that he enables us to experience the transition from one kind of life-world to another. Among these lost worlds, he discusses “early religions” that still exist in some parts of the world. This essay must be viewed as.
    • Bilgrami, Akeel. "Gandhi’s Radicalism: An Interpretation." In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 215-245. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bilg17080.12
      Abstract:
      Gandhi never really came to any detailed grip with the concept of class, to say nothing of “class struggle,” in the remarkable politics he espoused and generated. Yet I believe that there is a radical and “left-wing” Gandhi in a broad but genuine sense of that term. But if that is so, then there are interpretative tasks ahead. We need to reconcile this Gandhi with the ease with which he seems susceptible, and rightly susceptible, to an antimodernist reading.
      I would like in this short essay to suggest that if we follow a method that is superbly exemplified in illuminating.
    • Diagne, Souleymane Bachir. "The Sufi and the State." In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 28-44. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bilg17080.5
      Abstract:
      Saad ibn Abī Waqqās is one of theSahaba, which in Islamic terminology means the early companions and disciples of the prophet Muhammad, those who were the first to believe in his mission and to follow him at a time when doing so meant persecution, exile, and the possibility of being killed. Saad, who is said to have been the seventeenth person to embrace the new faith, when he was seventeen, holds a particular place among those who wrote the golden legend of the early days of Islam. According to the narratives of those early times, he resisted the moral.
    • Kaviraj, Sudipta. "Disenchantment Deferred." In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 135-187. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bilg17080.10
      Abstract:
      The sparseness of the title of Charles Taylor’s work is itself an incitement to further thinking. The work purports to be a description, analysis, and reflection on “a secular age”—but it is reticent about the question of space. It offers a story of a great transformation—but where does this narrative happen? There are two ways of taking this unspoken indeterminate site of the secular age. A dominant strand of social theory, aligned to powerful narratives of modernization, would view in it a double story: a story of a historic transformation that really occurred in some “Western societies”—though.
    • Lomnitz, Claudio. "Secularism and the Mexican Revolution." In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 97-116. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bilg17080.8
      Abstract:
      My object in this essay is to present elements for a study of radical Mexican secularism in a fashion that is in critical dialogue with Charles Taylor’s account of secularism. It is a double-edged endeavor that seeks, on one hand, to explore the pertinence of some of Taylor’s core concepts for the analysis of secularism in Mexico and Ibero-America and, on the other, to try to place that region in relation to the historical arc that Taylor conceptualizes and explicates. My contribution is offered with the aim of identifying a few general conceptual and historical parameters in the case, and.
    • Stepan, Alfred. "Creating Democratically Friendly Twin Tolerations Outside of Latin Christendom: Tunisia." In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 76-96. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bilg17080.7
      Abstract:
      For many of the most influential “modernization” and “secularism” theorists, religion is “traditional and irrational” and associated with authoritarianism; they see it as the binary opposite of “modernization and rationality,” which they view as a necessary path to democratization.¹ Indeed, one of the most influential English-language political philosophers in the last half of the twentieth century, John Rawls, in his early work went so far as to argue that, in the name of arriving at an “overlapping consensus,” religious arguments should be “taken off the public agenda.”² Charles Taylor in his book, A Secular Age, discusses the complex historical processes.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Can Secularism Travel?" In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 1-27. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bilg17080.4
      Abstract:
      We live in a world in which ideas, institutions, art styles, and formulae for production and living, circulate among societies and civilizations that are very different in their historical roots and traditional forms. Parliamentary democracy spread outward from England, among other countries, to India. And the practice of nonviolent civil disobedience spread from its origins in Gandhi’s practice to many other places, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights movements, to Manila in 1983, and eventually to the Velvet and Orange revolutions of our time.
      But these ideas and forms don’t just change place as solid blocks; they are also.
    • ———. "A Secular Age Outside Latin Christendom: Charles Taylor Responds." In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 246-260. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bilg17080.13
      Abstract:
      Perhaps it might help to sharpen some points that emerge from this interesting collection of essays, or at least to bring them more clearly into focus, if I comment on the descriptions they offer of their respective periods and regions. I’ll try to do this by contrasting them with the basically North Atlantic trajectory to a secular age, as I understand this.
      Sudipta Kaviraj raises the issue, at several points in his paper, why the existence of religious difference with intense rivalry and intellectual polemic didn’t lead to a general decline of religion. One might expect this kind of conflictual,.
    • Van der Veer, Peter. "Is Confucianism Secular?" In Beyond the Secular West, edited by Akeel Bilgrami. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 117-134. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bilg17080.9
      Abstract:
      My aim in this contribution is to focus on four moments in history that may illuminate the nature of Confucianism from a comparative perspective and in conversation with Charles Taylor’s work on the secular age. Establishing a definition of Western secularism and then searching for this object in the societies of China, India, and elsewhere does not make much sense, since it will only establish that “they do not have it” or “they have something that resembles it but is different.” Comparing different traditions of transcendence and immanence as well as their political dynamic can help us to move beyond.
    • Zemmin, Florian, Colin Jager, and Guido M. M. Vanheeswijck, eds. Working with A Secular Age : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Charles Taylor's Master Narrative. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 
      Abstract:
      Charles Taylor’s monumental book A Secular Age has been extensively discussed, criticized, and worked on. This volume, by contrast, explores ways of working with Taylor’s book, especially its potentials and limits for individual research projects. Due to its wide reception, it has initiated a truly interdisciplinary object of study; with essays drawn from various research fields, this volume fosters substantial conversation across disciplines.
    • CONTENTS:
    • Bardon, Aurélia. "Liberal Pluralism in a Secular Age." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 123-136.
    • Bender, Courtney. "“Every Meaning Will have its Homecoming Festival:” A Secular Age and the Senses of Modern Spirituality." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 283-304.
    • Burchardt, Marian. "Does Religion Need Rehabilitation? Charles Taylor and the Critique of Secularism." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 137-158.
    • Carlson, Thomas A. "Secular Moods: Exploring Temporality and Affection with A Secular Age." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 245-262.
    • Dalsheim, Joyce. "Other Sovereignties in Israel/Palestine: The Limited Imaginings of a Secular Age." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 159-174.
    • Jager, Colin. "Language within Language: Reform and Literature in A Secular Age." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 207-228.
    • Koenig, Matthias. "Beyond the Paradigm of Secularization?" In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 23-46.
    • Lanman, Jonathan A. "An Order of Mutual Benefit: A Secular Age and the Cognitive Science of Religion." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 71-92.
    • Quadri, Junaid. "Religion as Transcendence in Modern Islam: Tracking “Religious Matters” into a Secular(Izing) Age." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 331-348.
    • Reitsma, Oane. "Musical Works as ‘Higher Times’: Concert Culture in a Secular Age." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 229-244.
    • Schulze, Reinhard. "The Quest for the West in an Era of Globalization: Some Remarks on the Hidden Meaning of Charles Taylor’s Master Narrative." InWorking with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 175-204.
    • Shearn, Samuel. "Charles Taylor, Nietzsche and Theology in A Secular Age." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 263-282.
    • Stephan, Johannes. "Reconsidering Transcendence/Immanence. Modernity’s Modes of Narration in Nineteenth-Century Arabic Literary Tradition." InWorking with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 349-368.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Afterword." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 369-384.
    • Thomas, Günter. "The Temptation of Religious Nostalgia: Protestant Readings of A Secular Age." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 49-70.
    • Vanheeswijck, Guido. "The Ambiguity of “Post-Secular” and “Post-Metaphysical” Stories: On the Place of Religion and Deep Commitments in a Secular Society." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 95-122.
    • Zemmin, Florian. "A Secular Age and Islamic Modernism." In Working with A Secular Age, edited by Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager and Guido Vanheeswijck. Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2016. 307-330.

    • INTERVIEWS:
    • Flahive, Paul and Charles Taylor. "The Source: Language and Humanity [Interview with Charles Taylor]." Texas Public Radio. Audiorecording. March 21, 2016. http://tpr.org/post/source-language-and-humanity#stream/0.
    • Gelonesi, Joe and Charles Taylor. "Interview with Charles Taylor." The Philosopher's Zone. Audiorecording. 29 May, 2016. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/charles-taylor/7438378.
    • Taylor, Charles. "The Ideal of Authenticity." Spiked Review January (January 2016). http://www.spiked-online.com/spiked-review/article/the-ideal-of-authenticity/17966#.V5IBEJMrJBx.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Five Minutes with Charles Taylor: “In Order to make Ourselves Safe we Need to Resist Stigmatising Sections of the Population”." Democratic Audit UK (1 June, 2016). http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=18662.
    • Throsby, Margaret and Charles Taylor. "Radio Interview with Philosopher Professor Charles Taylor." ABC Classic FM. Audiorecording. April 20, 2016.http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2016/04/20/4445271.htm.
    • Von Thadden, Elisabeth and Charles Taylor. "In Der Zukunft Ankern [Interview]." Die Zeit, no. 27 (23. Juni 2016, 2016). In German. http://www.zeit.de/2016/27/charles-taylor-zuwanderung-aengste.
      Abstract:
      Wie können Demokratien mit der Angst ihrer Bürger vor Zuwanderern umgehen? Ein Gespräch mit dem 84-jährigen kanadischen Philosophen Charles Taylor, dem Theoretiker des Multikulturalismus und der weltlichen Moderne.
    • Waleed Aly, Scott Stephens and Charles Taylor. "Can Democracies Resist Racial and Religious Exclusion? [Interview with Charles Taylor]." The Minefield. Audiorecording. 28 April, 2016. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/theminefield/can-democracies-resist-racial-and-religious-exclusion/7303658.

    • REVIEWS:
    • Baggini, Julian. "How Words Shape our World: There is Gold in Charles Taylor's New Work on language—a Pity it's so Hard to Find." Prospect Magazine, April (March 24, 2016). http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/arts-and-books/how-words-shape-our-world.
    • Carrol, Gareth. "Meaningful Enactment [Review of the Language Animal]." Review 31 (2016). http://review31.co.uk/article/view/384/meaningful-enactment.
    • Erdozain, Dominic. "Review of how (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor." Political Theology 17, no. 3 (2016): 306-308.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1462317X.2016.1161926?journalCode=ypot20.
    • Feser, Edward. "I Speak, therefore I Am [Review of the Language Animal]." National Review, no. May 23, 2016 (May 23, 2016).https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2016-05-23-0100/charles-taylor-the-language-animal.
    • Johnson, Rachael Givens. "Review of A Secular Age."2016. http://www.timesandseasons.org/index.php/author/rachael/.
    • McPherson, David. "I Speak, therefore I Am [Review of the Language Animal]." Philosophical Quarterly (Forthcoming).Link.
    • O'Grady, Jane. "The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity, by Charles Taylor." Times Higher Education, no. April 14 (April 14, 2016). https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/review-the-language-animal-charles-taylor-belknap-press-harvard-university-press.
    • Rée, Jonathan. "The Language Animal by Charles Taylor Review – how Words Change our World." The Guardian, no. April 27 (27 April, 2016).https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/27/the-language-animal-the-full-shape-of-human-linguistic-capacity-charles-taylor-review.

    • MEDIA:
    • Flahive, Paul and Charles Taylor. "The Source: Language and Humanity [Interview with Charles Taylor]." Texas Public Radio. Audiorecording. March 21, 2016. http://tpr.org/post/source-language-and-humanity#stream/0.
    • Gelonesi, Joe and Charles Taylor. "Interview with Charles Taylor." The Philosopher's Zone. Audiorecording. 29 May, 2016. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/charles-taylor/7438378.
    • Throsby, Margaret and Charles Taylor. "Radio Interview with Philosopher Professor Charles Taylor." ABC Classic FM. Audiorecording. April 20, 2016.http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2016/04/20/4445271.htm.
    • Waleed Aly, Scott Stephens and Charles Taylor. "Can Democracies Resist Racial and Religious Exclusion? [Interview with Charles Taylor]." The Minefield. Audiorecording. 28 April, 2016. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/theminefield/can-democracies-resist-racial-and-religious-exclusion/7303658.

    • DISSERTATIONS AND THESES:
    • Meijer, Michiel. "Strong Evaluation and Ontological Gaps. Reinterpreting Charles Taylor. "University of Antwerp, 2016
      Abstract:
      Charles Taylor is a key figure in a number of philosophical debates. The breadth of his work is unique, ranging as it does from reflections on human nature and moral experience to analyses of the ontological commitments of contemporary secular societies. His arguments not only combine ethics with philosophical anthropology, but also have a way of interweaving phenomenological and ontological reflections with ethical inquiries. This thesis provides a comprehensive critical account of Taylor’s writings. It argues that a close examination of his central concept of “strong evaluation” reveals both the potential of and the tensions in his entire thinking. The analysis pursues the development of his thought from his very first philosophical papers (1958–1959) until his most recent reflections in Retrieving Realism (2015). It also examines in detail Taylor’s ambitious philosophical project: to connect arguments in philosophical anthropology, ethics, phenomenology, and ontology across the full range of his diverse writings. The thesis therefore specifically traces the links between Taylor’s arguments, with strong evaluation as their unifying leitmotiv.
    • Montero, Darío. "A Taylorian Approach to Social Imaginaries: The Origins of Chile's Democratic Culture." PhD Thesis, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, 2015. https://www.db-thueringen.de/receive/dbt_mods_00026146.
      Abstract:
      The recent wave of social movements in Chile seem to express a profound critique against democracy, as this modern ideal has been interpreted and practiced in this country. In our view, the current legitimation crisis can be explained as a clash of two social imaginaries whose first traces are already visible during early republican life and which together constitute Chile’s political culture. According to this longer-term approach we need to return to the founding period when the nation and the state were built and delve into the origins of the Chilean constitutional tradition. The ‘founding clash’ of political self-interpretations and its outcome, which took place between 1810 and 1833, determined path-dependently the outlook of Chile’s democratic culture as we know it today. Charles Taylor’s imaginaries approach has served as a guide to explore the cultural face of Chile’s political modernity by attending to the unique way in which the North Atlantic modern social imaginary has been re-configured when placed within a pre-modern (colonial) Hispano American social imaginary. Since the early part of the nineteenth century, Chile’s legal and political structures seem to have been justified instrumentally, in accordance with a liberal-atomistic imaginary, combined with an authoritarian element inherited from colonial times. But we also find such liberalism co-existing right from the beginning of the Republic with the presence of a popular-democratic social imaginary –in a way, coextensive to all the Hispano-American peoples. This latter affirms the value of community and citizen participation. Chilean social movements, in particular those of a political-constituent kind, have not challenged liberalism per se but have sought to find a way of realizing popular sovereignty through greater participation and the establishment of what they consider a truly liberal-democratic system. In doing so, they are heirs to that original popular social imaginary, which was violently suppressed and displaced from the political system after the 1829-30 civil war and the emergence of the ‘Portalian state’. The social movements of 1918-1925 and the recent social unrest from 2006 to the present are cases in point where a crisis of allegiance to official political practices and institutions emerges.

     

     


     

    Updated 1 January 2016

    • Several media and interview transcripts have been prepared and generously provided by Samuel C. Porter: The original "The Malaise of Modernity" lectures, the lectures "Can Human Action be Explained?" and "is Democracy in Danger?", and conversations between Taylor and Tu Weiming and between Taylor and Akbar Ganji. The first four can be found on the Media page, and the last on the Interviews page.
    • GENERAL RESOURCES:
    • Charles Taylor on Academia.edu

    • PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Taylor, Charles and Hubert L. Dreyfus. Retrieving Realism. Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2015. 
    • Taylor, Charles and Richard Kearney. "Transcendent Humanism in a Secular Age." In Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God, edited by Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2015.
    • The article "A Place for Transcendence? (In Transcendence: Philosophy, Literature and Theology Approach the Beyond, edited by Regina M. Schwartz. New York: Routledge, 2004), which contains the core of the ideas in A Secular Age, has been placed under "Une Place Pour La Transcendence?" In Mutations Culturelles Et Transcendance à l'Aube Du XXIe Siècle: Actes Du Symposium Du Conseil Pontifical De La Culture, Québec, 11-14 Mars 1999, edited by Pierre Gaudette, vol. Supplément. Québec: Université Laval, 2000. 5-15. In French. 
      The article has been translated into German as "Ein Ort Für Die Transzendenz?" Information Philosophie 31, no. 2 (2003): 7-16. In German.

    • SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Abbey, Ruth. "How to Live Together in Difference: Redhead on Taylor." The Review of Politics 77, no. 4 (2015): 669-674.
      Abstract:
      Mark Redhead's first book, Charles Taylor: Living and Thinking Deep Diversity , offers an in-depth study of Taylor's political thought which insists, rightly in my view, on the close connection between that political thought on the one hand and Taylor's political context and activism in his native Quebec on the other. In this new book, it is both reassuring and instructive to witness someone with Redhead's deep and long knowledge of Taylor incorporate his more recent work, A Secular Age , into a discussion of the themes of Taylor's corpus more generally.
    • Beer, Jeremy. "Charles Taylor on the Sources of the Philanthropic Self." Histphil (25 November 2015). http://histphil.org/2015/11/25/charles-taylor-on-the-sources-of-the-philanthropic-self/.
    • Berlinerblau, Jacques. "The Crisis in Secular Studies." Chronicle of Higher Education 61, no. 2 (2014): B6-B9. http://chronicle.com/article/The-Crisis-in-Secular-Studies/148599/
    • Carkner, Gordon E. "Charles Taylor, the Myth of the Secular and the Immanent Frame." UBC Graduate & Faculty Christian Forum (2015). http://ubcgfcf.com/charles-taylor-and-the-myth-of-the-secular/.
    • 許家豪(Chia-Hao Hsu). "查爾斯.泰勒對托克維爾民主思想之繼受與轉化." 政治與社會哲學評論, no. 54 (2015): 1-50.
      Abstract:
      本文透過對於托克維爾與泰勒之民主思想的對照與比較,一方面從思想史的角度比較兩人的民主理論,提供一個理解泰勒的公民人文主義的思想脈絡;另一方面則藉此凸顯泰勒反省現代民主社會政治實踐的切入點。本文指出兩位思想家都強調民主制度兼具包容與排除的兩股內生趨力,也都主張在共同追求政治自由的共同信念與避免柔性暴政的威脅之間取得平衡。但泰勒與托克維爾民主思想存在一個根本差異:托克維爾認為要避免柔性暴政的肆虐對於政治自由的戕害,公民必須學習培養參與公共事務的技藝、習慣與民風,但對泰勒而言,參與公共事務與自我治理是一種具有內在價值的實踐行動,透過政治實踐,多元異質的公民才能形成對於共同體的共享認同。 ; The purpose of this article is to compare Alexis de Tocqueville's democratic theory with Charles Taylor's civic humanism through a close textual reading, and to illustrate Taylor's succession, expansion, and adaptation of Tocqueville's democratic theory. This article places Taylor's democratic theory in the context of the history of political thought and highlights how Taylor re-invented Tocqueville's democratic thought to establish his own version of civic humanism. Following Tocqueville's legacy, Taylor identifies a structural dilemma embedded in modern democratic societies: the coexistence of an inclusive and an exclusive dynamic. Taylor believes citizens in modern democracies always have to make balanced decisions between inclusion and exclusion, between accommodating plural values and forming a common identity. I argue that Taylor applies and expands Tocqueville's prescriptions to the context of contemporary democratic society, and reassures the importance of citizens' participation in public spheres, which is necessary for a healthy and viable democracy. Finally, I argue that the two thinkers differ in their views on the nature of political participation. Whereas for Tocqueville political participation is a means to learning the art of being free, for Taylor, political practice is a good in itself to achieve a higher and shared common good. In Chinese.
    • Choi, Naomi. "Liberalism and the Interpretive Turn: Rival Approaches Or Cross-Purposes?" The Review of Politics 77, no. 2 (2015): 243-270.
      Abstract:
      Abstract This paper calls attention to the interpretive, and humanist liberal, strand of thinking that is most clearly evident in the development of Charles Taylor's ideas. Recovering it makes it possible to see why the differences between Taylor and Rawls should be seen, not in terms of the erstwhile disputes between liberals and communitarians, but instead as over issues of method, and in particular about the independence or autonomy of political philosophy. Rawls and Taylor exemplify distinct modes of postanalytic liberal theorizing that emerged in the late twentieth century out of two very different responses to challenges within analytic philosophy's discursive beginnings that continue to divide the discipline to this day. Their juxtaposition, therefore, sheds light on how such methodological commitments animate normative prerogatives and generates important resources for thinking about the very powers and limits of political theory.
    • Cincunegui, Juan Manuel. "Las Condiciones De La Creencia y La Increencia En La Era Secular." Hybris: Revista De Filosofía 5, no. 1 (2014): 75-92.
      Abstract:
      El filósofo canadiense Charles Taylor ofreció en A Secular Age una descripción analítica y una genealogía de las actuales condiciones de la creencia y la increencia en las sociedades contemporáneas del Atlántico Norte. Además, anima un conjunto de investigaciones análogas en otros escenarios culturales que se ven afectados por los procesos de modernización. Argumenta acerca de la existencia de ‘modernidades alternativas’ que enfrentan críticamente las comprensiones sociológicas clásicas unívocas respecto al advenimiento de la modernidad, y las teorías de la secularización que interpretan como universal los procesos de desencantamiento, los retrocesos en lo que concierne a la presencia de lo religioso en el espacio público y la práctica religiosa en algunas de las sociedades occidentales contemporáneas. // In A Secular Age the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor offered an analytical description and a genealogy of the current conditions of belief and unbelief in the North Atlantic contemporary societies. He encouraged as well a set of similar investigations in other cultural settings that are affected by the processes of modernization. He argues about the existence of ‘alternative modernities’ each one of them facing critically the univocal sociological theories of modernity and secularization that interpreted as universal the process of disenchantment occurred in the West and the setbacks with regard to the presence of religion in the public sphere and religious practice in some contemporary Western societies.
    • ———. "El Yo En El Espacio Moral." Eikasia: Revista De Filosofía, no. 58 (2014): 267-294.
      Abstract:
      This article is about the moral philosophy of Charles Taylor. The Canadian philosopher establishes a constitutive relationship between our ethical horizons and the way in which we make our identity. This construction is performed by means of the narrative activity of agents that shape their moral space in view of the horizons of meaning that guide them in it. Authors such as Paul Ricoeur, Alasdair MacIntyre , and others have defended against the claim of addressing issues of identity through metaphysical analysis as proposed by the analytic tradition originated in the works of John Locke, David Hume to contemporary authors such as Derek Parfit, the need to address it in phenomenological and hermeneutical terms. Finally, we explore the strategies in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition of authors such as Nagarjuna, Chandrakirti and Tsong Khapa, and explore hypothetical implications of their position for the contemporary philosophical debate.
    • Fraser, Ian. "Charles Taylor, Mikhail Epstein and 'Minimal Religion'." International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 77, no. 2 (2015): 159-178.
      Abstract:
      In A Secular Age Charles Taylor endorses Mikhail Epstein's notion of 'minimal religion' as his preferred orientation to the good for Western secular society. This article examines the basis of Epstein's 'minimal religion' which rests on the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. It is shown that Freud's theories are incompatible with Taylor's own thought, and in the case of Jung, Epstein fails to develop the latter's contribution to our understanding of religion. Moreover, although Taylor endorses Epstein's work he makes no reference to Jung. To this end, the importance of Jung's theories in relation to religion are elucidated and offered as a way to forge a dialogue between a nuanced humanist position and the theistic vision offered by Taylor.
    • García Cornejo, Héctor. "Experiencia Ethoica e Imaginarios Sociales Modernos. Contribución a Una Agenda Pendiente." Revista Valenciana, Estudios De Filosofía y Letras, no. 13 (2014): 113-143.
      Abstract:
      Este texto contiene dos secciones, una sugerencia para la agenda propuesta por Lidia Girola para la investigación de imaginarios sociales y una lectura crítica de la plataforma conceptual de la teoría de los Imaginarios Sociales Modernos de Charles Taylor. Evalúa la idea tayloriana de que aclarando la autocomprensión de la modernidad modélica occidental comprenderemos las otras modernidades. Desde la teoría de Bolívar Echeverría, parece ser inaceptable esta explicación de la modernidad como modélica y múltiple, porque termina omitiendo las experiencias (mundos de vida de las múltiples) y que un patrón de dominio acompaña la modernidad occidental, lo que provoca el surgimiento de contra imaginarios. Con el concepto de Ethos histórico se exploran posibles imaginarios, especialmente de los que viven en la parte baja de la modernidad, omitida por Taylor. In Spanish.
    • Gerolin, A. "The Roots of "Sources of the Self": For Making of History of Modern Identity?" Rivista Di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica 106, no. 4 (2014): 861-888.
    • Graham, Elaine. "The Unquiet Frontier: Tracing the Boundaries of Philosophy and Public Theology." Political Theology 16, no. 1 (2015): 33-46.
      Abstract:
      There are many different diagnoses of what constitutes the 'post-secular.' My own view is that it constitutes the unprecedented and paradoxical co-existence of two supposedly contradictory social, religious, and cultural trends: on the one hand, the persistence of secular objections to public religion and on the other, the novel re-emergence of religious actors in the global body politic. John Caputo's much quoted aphorism - that God is dead, but so also is the death of God - captures this agonistic model of the post-secular, in which what we are looking at is not the revival of religion, or the reversion of secular modernity into a re-enchanted body politic, but something more unprecedented and complex. Yet it also means there is little in the way of agreed discourse about the nature of the public square and the legitimacy of religious reasoning within it. This article considers one possible model, that of 'post-secular rapprochement,' as one way of envisaging how newly-emergent forms of religious activism and discourse might be mediated back into a pluralist public domain. Adapted from the source document.
    • Meijer, Michiel. "Strong Evaluation and Weak Ontology. the Predicament of Charles Taylor." International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 75, no. 5 (2014): 440-459.
      Abstract:
      This paper aims to come to grips with the rich philosophy of Charles Taylor by focusing on his concept of ‘strong evaluation’. I argue that a close examination of this term brings out more clearly the continuing tensions in his writings as a whole. I trace back the origin of strong evaluation in Taylor’s earliest writings, and continue by laying out the different philosophical themes that revolve around it. Next, the focus is on the separate arguments in which strong evaluation is central, uncovering several methodological conflicts in Taylor’s strategies. Arguing against most of his commentators, I suggest that a distinction should be drawn between the philosophical anthropological, moral, and ontological implications of strong evaluation. As a result, the contribution of this paper is threefold. First, it clarifies the issue of strong evaluation by distinguishing the different arguments in which Taylor employs the concept. Second, it makes the case for multiple tensions within Taylor’s methods. Third, as a consequence, this analysis not only enables us to evaluate the potential and limits of his subject-centered philosophy but also separates his objectivist claims from his theories of human subjectivity, opening up the question of the metaphysical status of his ontological view.
    • Murison, Justine S. "Obeah and its Others: Buffered Selves in the Era of Tropical Medicine." Atlantic Studies 12, no. 2 (2015): 144-159.
      Abstract:
      This article argues that the eighteenth-century cultural interrelation of obeah practices and European tropical medicine demonstrates a profound limit to Charles Taylor’s theory of the “buffered self.” According to Taylor, Western secularity depended upon the rise of a theory of a disenchanted subjectivity. This article suggests instead that the hallmark of Western secularity is not so much a disenchanted subject, but a conflicted relation between a psychology defined by disenchantment and a theory of the body open to a world of invisible and untraceable forces.
    • Ouellet, Samuel, Joseph Facal, and Louis Hebert. "Understanding Cultural Difference Management through Charles Taylor's Philosophy: Case Studies from the Food Processing Industry." Administrative Sciences 5, no. 2 (2015): 46-70.
      Abstract:
      In this paper, we use the work of the philosopher, Charles Taylor, to investigate the role of culture on internationalization decisions. Using parameters related to key constructs such as positive liberty, social ontology, expressivism, civic republicanism and common spaces, we look at how culture influences the decisions regarding corporate international expansion. This framework was applied in a multi-interview design in four firms from the food processing industry from France and Canada. Results showed an obvious sensitivity to cultural difference and that managerial practices surrounding this issue tended to be intuitive and emergent. These practices were not crystallized in the form of a conscious and deliberate organizational strategy for dealing with cultural difference when planning foreign market entry. Our findings triggered further reflections on managerial implications such as the importance of searching more explicitly for cultural and organizational anchors when reviewing location factors.
    • Saiz, Mauro Javier. "La Comunidad Para Los Comunitaristas: A. MacIntyre y C. Taylor." Analecta Política 5, no. 9 (2015): 305-330.
      Abstract:
      Por la renovada centralidad de la palabra “comunidad” en el vocabulario político teórico y práctico, el presente artículo realiza una aproximación al uso que de dicho concepto hace la corriente filosófica comunitarista, una de las protagonistas de este renovado interés por la comunidad. Para ello, parte de la carga semántica que le atribuían la tradición romántica del siglo XIX y las ciencias sociales de fines de aquel siglo y principios del XX. Luego, rastrea el sentido del término en la obra de dos exponentes del comunitarismo: MacIntyre y Taylor y se identifican las similitudes y diferencias entre su uso del vocablo y la citada concepción clásica. Este análisis permite reconocer la herencia, muchas veces no explícita, del significado de la comunidad, así como su resignificación en la filosofía política contemporánea.
    • Shackman, Elizabeth. "Thinking about Religion, Law, and Politics in Latin America." Revista De Estudios Sociales 51 (2015): 25-35.
      Abstract:
      Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age is both important and insufficient to the study of religion, law, and politics in Latin America. While aspects of the North Atlantic experience of secularity have become globalized, shaping legal systems and other forms of collective governance around the world, local and regional histories and experiences often depart significantly from Taylor’s account of secularity and conception of religion. Scholars of religion and politics in the region need to consider those aspects of local and regional history, such as indigenous and Afro-descendent histories and experiences, that challenge or may be indifferent to globalized Euro-American experiences of secularity and religion. To do so requires grappling with the global effects of the history charted by Taylor while also moving beyond it to account for practices, histories, and ways of life that work outside or against “secularity 3” and the presumptions about religion that it presupposes and produces.
    • Souroujon, Gaston. "La Propuesta Hermenéutica De Charles Taylor. Una Crítica a La Epistemología Dominante En La Ciencia Política; Charles Taylor's Hermeneutic Proposal: A Critique to the Dominant Epistemology in Political Science." Athenea Digital 15, no. 1 (2015): 270-286.
      Abstract:
      In this work we propose an approach to the particularities of the Charles Taylor's hermeneutics, trying to relate it to other areas studied by the author. We begin by analyzing the critics Taylor made to the currently dominant epistemological position, and then develop their own position, finally exploring the consequences both position have to think the social sciences and the political science specifically.
      //ABSTRACT IN SPANISH: En el presente trabajo nos proponemos una aproximación a las particularidades de la hermenéutica de Charles Taylor, procurando relacionarla con otras áreas estudiadas por el autor En este sentido comenzaremos analizando la crítica que Taylor realiza hacia la posición epistemológica actualmente dominante, para luego desarrollar su propia postura, viendo finalmente las consecuencias que tienen ambas para pensar las ciencias sociales y específicamente la ciencia política. In Spanish.
    • Voeltzel, Nicolas. Singularité Et Authenticité Chez Taylor Et Larmore. Paris, France: Paris, France: Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2014. 99-117. 
    • Williams, Emma. "In Excess of Epistemology: Siegel, Taylor, Heidegger and the Conditions of Thought." Journal of Philosophy of Education 49, no. 1 (2015): 142-160.
      Abstract:
        Harvey Siegel's epistemologically-informed conception of critical thinking is one of the most influential accounts of critical thinking around today. In this article, I seek to open up an account of critical thinking that goes beyond the one defended by Siegel. I do this by re-reading an opposing view, which Siegel himself rejects as leaving epistemology (and, by implication, his epistemological account of critical thinking) 'pretty much as it is'. This is the view proposed by Charles Taylor in his paper 'Overcoming Epistemology'. Crucially, my aim here is not to defend Taylor's challenge to epistemology per se, but rather to demonstrate how, through its appeal to certain key tropes within Heideggerian philosophy, Taylor's paper opens us towards a radically different conception of thinking and the human being who thinks. Indeed, as will be argued, it is through this that Taylor and Heidegger come to offer us the resources for re-thinking the nature of critical thinking--in a way that exceeds the epistemological, and does more justice to receptive and responsible conditions of human thought.

    • REVIEWS:
    • Abbey, Ruth. "Difficult Terrain Ahead, Guide Recommended [Review of how (Not) to be Secular : Reading Charles Taylor by James K.A. Smith]." Los Angeles Review of Books (10 September, 2015).https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/difficult-terrain-ahead-guide-recommended.
    • Godfrey-Smith, Peter. "Finding Your Way Home [Review of Retrieving Realisim]." Boston Review (14 September 2015). http://bostonreview.net/books-ideas/peter-godfrey-smith-dreyfus-taylor-retrieving-realism
    • Martin, Bernice. "Review of Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor." Journal of Contemporary Religion 30, no. 2 (2015): 323-325.
    • Smith, Ted A. "How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor. (Book Review)." The Christian Century 132, no. 13 (2015): 42.

    • MEDIA:
    • American Academy of Religion. "The Marty Forum: Charles Taylor." YouTube Video. Feb 12, 2015. https://youtu.be/Az3a1FRNmLo
      Description: Sunday, November 23, 2014American Academy of Religion Annual MeetingSan Diego, CaliforniaPanelists:Charles Taylor, McGill UniversityMiroslav Volf, Yale UniversityPresiding: Michael Kessler, Georgetown University.
    • Cayley, David. "Charles Taylor: The Malaise of Modernity [Five Parts]." Podcast, 31 October 2015. http://www.davidcayley.com/podcasts/?tag=Charles+Taylor.
      Description: An "attempt [at] a full-scale intellectual profile of Charles Taylor" for the CBC's Ideas radio broadcast, including interviews at Taylor's home.  
    • ———.  "The Myth of the Secular." CBC Radio, 2012. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-myth-of-the-secular-part-1-1.3135538
      Description: Interviews with Craig Calhoun, Rajeev Barghava, David Martin, Saba Mahmood, Malise Ruthven, Paul Kahn, John Milbank, William Connolly, Mark Taylor, and Fred Dallmayr.
    • Programa Editorial de la Universidad del Valle. "El Multiculturalismo De Charles Taylor y El Universalismo De Los Derechos De Jürgen Habermas - entrevista Nelson Cuchumbé." Video. August 25, 2015.https://youtu.be/Rbodgxqk2Kk
      Description: Entrevista al profesor NELSON JAIR CUCHUMBÉ HOLGUIN de la Universidad del Valle, quien nos cuenta un poco más sobre su libro titulado "EL MULTICULTURALISMO DE CHARLES TAYLOR Y EL UNIVERSALISMO DE LOS DERECHOS DE JÜRGEN HABERMAS"Programa universitario TIEMPO DE LETRASProducción: Programa Editorial de la Universidad del Valle.
    • Interviews from the Global Centre for Pluralism. "Charles Taylor on Pluralism in Canada - Interview at the Global Centre for Pluralism, Oct 30, 2014." Video. Oct 1, 2015. https://youtu.be/fDxFbatvdj0
      Description: Charles Taylor, professor emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University in Montreal, sat down with the Global Centre for Pluralism on October 30, 2014 to discuss what the Canadian experience suggests about the building blocks of pluralism.
    • UNED Radio. "Ética, Política y Religión En Charles Taylor. 1ª(...)." Video. Jun 12, 2015. https://youtu.be/eOLasljncGc
      Description: Ética, política y religión en Charles Taylor. 1ª parte:   Ética, política y religión en Charles Taylor   Serie: Filosofía en Radio 3 Fecha de emisión: 12-06-2015   Comentarios acerca de la vida y la obra del filósofo canadiense Charles Taylor, del que acaba de publicarse en español "La era secular".   Participan: Antonio García-Santesmases Martín-Tesorero catedrático de Filosofía Política, UNED Jesús Miguel Díaz Álvarez profesor Filosofía, UNED Sonia Ester Rodríguez García doctora en Filosofía, UNED.
    • Sociologie de l'intégration. "Charles Taylor : Les Sources Du Moi - Québec." Video. Feb 13, 2015. https://youtu.be/11qqqf4qOdU
      Description: Charles Taylor, Charte des valeurs québécoises, multiculturalisme, démocratie, islam tlmep bernard drainville PQ xénophobie racisme islamisation musulman tout le monde en parle. Djemila Benhabib, mcgill, Québec. Voir Micheline Milot, Qu’est-ce que la laïcité? .
    • Sociologie de l'intégration. "La Laïcité - Charles Taylor, Cécile Laborde (2009)." Video. Jun 24, 2015. https://youtu.be/D0SAdIDxzaU
      Description: Charles Taylor est professeur émerite de sciences politiques et de philosophie à l’Université McGill (Montréal). Parmi ses ouvrages, on peut lire la traduction française Multiculturalisme. Différence et démocratie (Champs Flammarion, 1999) et Le Malaise de la modernité (Cerf, 2002). En 2007, il est nommé coprésident de la Commission de consultation sur les pratiques d’accomodements reliées aux différences culturelles (dite « Commission Bouchard-Taylor ») avec le sociologue Gérard Bouchard.   Cécile Laborde est professeure de théorie politique à l’Université de Londres. Elle est, notamment, l’auteure de Republicanism and Political Theory (Oxford Blackwell, 2007) et Critical Republicanism. The Hijab Controversy in Political Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2008).
    • Sociologie de l'intégration. "The Malaise of Modernity." Video. May 21, 2015. 
      Description: Audio of the Massey lectures that became the book The Malaise of Modernity / The Ethics of Authenticity.
      Part 1: https://youtu.be/j_losVdiARc
      Part 2: https://youtu.be/99C3cBY84_g
      Part 3: https://youtu.be/Cxcin_pZIRQ
      Part 4: https://youtu.be/liOThnsUGuA
      Part 5: https://youtu.be/WuGQ5KJjELA
    • McGillFRS. "Débat Avec Charles Taylor Autour De L'Âge Séculier." Video. Oct 15, 2015. https://youtu.be/uz-7sDEyHps
      Description: 2e Colloque de la Société Francophone de la Philosophie de la Religion, October 2, 2015.
    • Berkley Center. "Globalization, Religion, and the Secular." Video. Oct 19, 2015. https://youtu.be/60bDLeMmoxw
      Description: For more on this event, visit: http://bit.ly/1ZRAH1Y For more on the Berkley Center, visit: http://bit.ly/1hO8iHS   Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor, winners of the 2015 John W. Kluge Prize from the Library of Congress, joined Berkley Center professor José Casanova for a conversation about their work. The discussion ranged across the issues of the religious/secular divide, challenges of pluralism and democratic order, and the immigration crisis. Taylor delivered the 2008 Berkley Center Lecture and Habermas was the featured lecturer in 2011.    This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs and the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
    • Broadbent Institute. "Keynote by Charles Taylor with Q&A with Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois." Video. Apr 2, 2015. https://youtu.be/0iqoTV4goY4.
    • comiucap. "Seminar (Part I) with Charles Taylor Et Al. at the Pontifical Gregorian University." Video. Jun 4, 2015. https://youtu.be/DeMXWt3bugM
      Description: This video corresponds to Part I of the conversation that took place in the morning of March 4, 2015, during the International Seminar held at the Pontifical Gregorian University on Church and Secularization. Among the participants were the following Professors: Charles Taylor (McGill University), José Casanova (Georgetown University), Hans Joas (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), George McLean (Catholic University of America), Robert Schreiter (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago), Louis Caruana (Pontifical Gregorian University), etc.
    • Editorial Gedisa. "Charles Taylor En La Conferencia "Democracia y Diversidad Religiosa" En El CCCB." Video. Jun 23, 2015. https://youtu.be/Syryr9pKRYE
      Description: El pasado 27 de mayo, Charles Taylor acudió al CCCB para dar la conferencia "Democracia y diversidad religiosa". Charles Taylor visitó Barcelona con motivo de la publicación del segundo volumen de su obra prima "La era secular". 
    • Editorial Gedisa. "Entrevista Charles Taylor, Autor De La Era Secular." Video. Sep 4, 2015. https://youtu.be/U3-WdvxI7pE
      Description: En Mayo durante su visita a Barcelona, Charles Taylor nos explicó cómo surgió este libro y qué puede esperar el lector en los dos tomos de La Era Secular. Prólogo de Lluís Duch en el Volumen I.
    • FranklinCenterAtDuke. "Origins of the Self and the Secular Age." Video. Dec 18, 2014. https://youtu.be/3TmQUo-hqHM
      Description: Duke University's Department of Political Science hosted philosopher Charles Taylor at its Political Theory Workshop on November 19, 2014.    Taylor is a renowned Canadian philosopher who's know for his works: "A Secular Age", "Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity", and "The Ethics of Authenticity".
    • The Library of Congress. "Kluge Prize Award Ceremony." Video. Sep 29, 2015. https://youtu.be/obfVuKlwTWk
      Description: The John W. Kluge Center presents the Kluge Prize Award Ceremony. The conferral of the Kluge Prize upon Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor.
    • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). "Democracy, Diversity, Religion." Video. Dec 7, 2015. https://youtu.be/fvjMdNn-_Mc;
      Description: Date: Tuesday 1 December 2015 Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building Speaker: Professor Charles Taylor Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun   Professor Charles Taylor will look at the constant temptation for modern democracies to veer towards exclusion. This is despite them being founded on a principle of inclusion, and is due to a weakness built into motivations which democracies draw upon. Having firmly established this context, Professor Taylor will discuss the exclusionary moves we have seen in many Western democracies which have targeted (unfamiliar) religions. Why this intense focus and how to overcome it? This lecture will focus mainly on the Quebec/Canadian situation, and will also point to the current parallels evident in many European countries today.   Charles Taylor is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University. His recent works include: Modern Social Imaginaries, A Secular Age, and Laïcité et Liberté de Conscience (with Jocelyn Maclure).    Professor Craig Calhoun (@craigjcalhoun) is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.   This event is co-organised with the Québec Government Office in London.
    • SJU St. Jerome's University. "Faith as an Option: The 21st Century Religious and Spiritual Scene." Video. October 23, 2015. https://youtu.be/s96KwrhHlVI;
      Description: In this lecture, Canadian philosopher, Charles Taylor, will examine the conditions of belief in the contemporary West. Our current situation is one in which Western Christendom — a society and civilization meant to reflect the Christian faith in all its facets — is unraveling. The faith exists in all kinds of societies, including those built historically around cultures quite alien to Christianity. But we are definitely living in a post-Christendom culture; the common world we all share is moving away from the essential features of Christendom. What does this cultural situation mean for the orientations and forms of Christian faith, as well as for other spiritual paths? How can these many paths relate to each other today? .
    • Sociologie de l'intégration 2. "Multiculturalisme Et Interculturalisme - Charles Taylor, Gérard Bouchard (Québec)." Video. Dec 2, 2015. https://youtu.be/Znv-eVRnywU
      Description: Cérémonie d'ouverture « Multiculturalisme et interculturalisme : limites, enjeux et implications » (9 Octobre 2014)   Conférenciers : Gérard BOUCHARD (UQAC), Charles TAYLOR (Université McGill) Modérateur : Jocelyn MACLURE (Université Laval).   Dans le cadre du cycle de conférences « Les Défis du Pluralisme », organisé par Daniela HEIMPEL et Saaz TAHER, Département de Science politique, Université de Montréal.   Multiculturalisme, Charte des valeurs québécoises, laïcité, Charlie Hebdo, islam tlmep bernard drainville racisme islamisation musulman tout le monde en parle, Djemila Benhabib, féminisme, Québec, marwan mohammed, michel onfray, Radio-Canada, jacques beauchemin, islamophobie, républicanisme, Benoit Dutrizac, Mathieu Bock-coté, identité nationale, parti québécois, PQ, voile, raphael liogier, Abdellali Hajjat, Louise Mailloux, joëlle quérin, jean-rené milot, janette bertrand, michèle sirois, vincent geisser, françoise david, Pierre-Karl Péladeau, CNRS, Jean-Jacques Nantel, adil charkaoui, fabrice de pierrebourg, nabila ben youssef, islamophobe, fatima houda-pepin, TLMEP, Pegida Québec.
    • The New School. "2009 - the Religious-Secular Divide: The U.S. Case -- Keynote: Charles Taylor | the New School." Video. Sep 8, 2011. https://youtu.be/Rd6ad7jCCFA
      Description: March 5-6, 2009:   The 20th conference in the Social Research series explored the tension between religion and secularism in the United States, which is long-standing, widespread, and increasingly intense. These issues were addressed from the perspectives of religious studies, legal studies, political science, sociology, and philosophy.   Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University, addressed "The Polysemy of the Secular," in which he explains that, "treating 'secular' by its history is trailing several different meanings, and these for a variety of reasons can't be simply ironed out and reduced to one, hence the inevitability of confusions and cross-purposes."   This conference was made possible by generous support from the Russell Sage Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.   The conference was co-directed by Arien Mack, Alfred and Monette Marrow Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research and editor of Social Research since 1970 and José Casanova, Professor of Sociology and Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.   The conference proceedings are available in a special issue of Social Research, Vol. 76 No. 4 (Winter 2009). You may also join our event mailing list by contacting us atcps@newschool.edu.   SOCIAL RESEARCH: AN INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY | http://www.newschool.edu/cps/social-r...   THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH | http://www.newschool.edu/nssr   EUGENE LANG COLLEGE THE NEW SCHOOL FOR LIBERAL ARTS | http://www.newschool.edu/lang/   THE NEW SCHOOL | http://www.newschool.edu   *Location: The New School -- Thursday, March 5, 6:00- 7:15 p.m. - John Tishman Auditorium - 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011.
    • UNED Radio. "Ética, Política y Religión En Charles Taylor. 2ª Parte." Video. Jun 19, 2015. https://youtu.be/ddeASgZ4etY
      Description: Ética, política y religión en Charles Taylor. 2ª parte:   Ética, política y religión en Charles Taylor   Serie: Filosofía en Radio 3 Fecha de emisión: 19-06-2015   En este segundo programa dedicado al filósofo canadiense Charles Taylor, se responde a preguntas relacionadas con su pensamiento. Por ejemplo, si es posible mantener los principios de la Revolución Francesa (sobre todo la fraternidad) sin algún tipo de Estado que ocupe un papel beligerante en la construcción de la nación y de la identidad.   Participan: Antonio García-Santesmases Martín-Tesorero catedrático de Filosofía Política, UNED Jesús Miguel Díaz Álvarez profesor Filosofía, UNED Sonia Ester Rodríguez García doctora en Filosofía, UNED
      Vídeo disponible en: http://canal.uned.es/mmobj/index/id/37493.html.
    • Taylor, Charles and Hicham Tiflati. "Muslims in Quebec, Belonging to an Intercultural Society: An Interview with Charles Taylor." Jadaliyya (18 July 2015, 2015). http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/22198/muslims-in-quebec-belonging-to-an-intercultural-son
      Notes: Audio Available.

     

     

     


     

    Updated 13 May 2015

    • PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Church and People: Disjunctions in a Secular Age. Christian Philosophical Studies, vol. I, [edited with José Casanova and George F. McLean]. Washington, DC: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2012. http://www.crvp.org/book/Series08/128710%20ChurchPeople.pdf.
    • Incanto e Disincanto. Secolarità e Laicità in Occidente. Translated by Paolo Costa. Bologna: EDB, 2014. In Italian.
    • La Democrazia e i Suoi Dilemmi. Translated by Paolo Costa. Parma: Diabasis, 2014. In Italian.
      Contents:
      "Some Conditions of a Viable Democracy" (translated as Democrazia e comunità),
      "Several Reflections on the Theme of Solidarity" (translated as Democrazia e solidarietà),
      "Democratic Exclusion (and Its Remedies?)" (translated as Democrazia ed esclusione).

    • DEDICATED VOLUMES
    • Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor. Edited by Ulf Bohman. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. In German.
      Abstract:
      Charles Taylor is a genuine political thinker. While a wider audience interested in political theory knows him best from the debates on communitarianism, his substantial approach is still mainly entertained in philosophy and the humanities in general. This volume aims to demonstrate the relevance, diversity, and fruitfulness of his political thought in particular. Pertinent experts contribute to this task. The book is divided into three parts: (I) constellations in intellectual history, (II) systematical concepts and positions, and (III) democracy and its institutions. Despite all the diversity in Taylor's political thought – assembled for the first time specifically in this volume – one unifying questions shines through: How do we want to live?
    • Abbey, Ruth. "Der Weg Des Bürgers. Charles Taylor Über Die Integration Vol Kulturellen Minderhalten in Quebec." [Translation of "Plus Ça Change: Charles Taylor on Accommodating Quebec’s Minority Cultures"] In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 289-314. In German.
    • Braune, Andreas. " Die Wiederentdeckung Der Sittlichkeit: Taylor Und Hegel." In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 40-60. In German.
    • Broschek, Jörg and Bettina Petersohn. "Der Verfassungskonflikt Und Die Anerkennung Quebecs Im Kanadischen Föderalismus Aus Charles Taylors Perspektive." In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 266-288. In German.
    • Dunn, John. " Die flüchtige Gemeinschaft. Zur Politischen Theorie Charles Taylors." [Translation of "Elusive Community: The Political Theory of Charles Taylor"] In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 97-116. In German.
    • Haus, Michael. "Zwischen Bewährung Und Abwärtsspirale. Taylor über Demokratie, Bürgerbeteiligung Und Zivilgesellschaft." In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 221-245. In German.
    • Jörke, Dirk and Tobias Müller. "Charles Taylors Theorie Der Postdemokratie Avant La Lettre." In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 246-265. In German.
    • Ladwig, Bernd. "Rechte Ohne Atomismus. Charles Taylors Hermeneutische Konzeption Subjektiver Ansprüche." In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 193-218. In German.
    • Münch, Nikolai and Hans-Jörg Sigwart. "Wir, Die Gesellschaft: Politik Und Hermeneutik Bei Charles Taylor." In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 140-175. In German.
    • Oppelt, Martin. "Zwischen Authentizität Und Totalitärem Terror. Charles Taylor Liest Rousseau." In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 21-39. In German.
    • Reitz, Tilman. "Die Katholische Ethik Und Der Geist Des Sozialismus. Charles Taylors frühe Marx-Rezeption." In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 61-74. In German.
    • Smith, Nicholas H. "Der Solidaritätsbegriff Von Charles Taylor." In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 176-192. In German.
    • Sörensen, Paul and Hartmut Rosa. "„Wenn Die Kommandobrücken Verstummen“. Politiktheoretische Und Sozialphilosophische Perspektiven Auf Entfremdung Im Werk Charles Taylors." In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 117-139. In German.
    • Weißpflug, Maike. "Zwei Wege Der Versöhnung Mit Der Welt. Charles Taylor Und Hannah Arendt." In Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Das Politische Denken Und Staatsverständnis Von Charles Taylor, edited by Ulf Bohmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. 74-94. In German.

    • SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • "Renewing the Church in a Secular Age: Holistic Dialogue and Kenotic Vision." Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma. March 4-5, 2015, 2015.
    • Apczynski, John V. "The Projects of Michael Polanyi and Charles Taylor." Tradition & Discovery: The Polanyi Society Periodical 41, no. 1 (2014): 21-32. http://polanyisociety.org/TAD%20WEB%20ARCHIVE/TAD41-1/TAD41-1-fnl-pg21-32-pdf.pdf.
      Abstract:
      This essay contends that Polanyi’s groundbreaking effort to formulate a more adequate understanding of scientific knowing by acknowledging its practice of operating on the basis of shared assumptions bears striking parallels to Taylor’s subsequent efforts to disclose the cultural assumptions sustaining our sense of identity. Both projects had to uncover normally ignored cultural values and practices sustaining scientific knowing and our identities as moral beings. Given this connection, students of Polanyi would be well-served to explore Taylor’s works in order to develop further implications of Polanyi’s thought. Given Taylor’s later exploration of belief in a secular era motived by his Catholic faith, he offers additional examples of developing Polanyi’s thinking for students exploring theological questions.
    • Bohmann, Ulf. "Der Ambivalente Aufklärungs- Und Rationalitätsbegriff Von Taylor Und Foucault." In Das Versprechen Der Rationalität. Visionen Und Revisionen Der Aufklärung, edited by Ulf Bohmann, B. Bunk, E. J. Koehn, S. Wegner and P. Wojcik. München: Wilhelm Fink, 2012. 263-293. In German.
    • ———. "Charles Taylors Mentalitätsgeschichte Als Kritische Genealogie." In Ansätze Und Methoden Zur Erforschung Politischer Ideen, edited by A. Busen and A. Weiß. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2013. 185-214.
    • ——— and Hartmut Rosa. "Die Politische Theorie Des Kommunitarismus: Charles Taylor." In Politische Theorien Der Gegenwart II, edited by A. Brodocz and G. Schaal, 4th ed. Stuttgart: UTB, 2015. In German.
    • Cavallo, Gianluca. La Pratica Del Bene Comune. Etica e Politica in Charles Taylor e Alasdair MacIntyre. Torino: Accademia University Press, 2015. In Italian.
      Abstract:
      Come può essere pensata oggi la politica come pratica del bene comune? A partire da questa domanda l’autore propone una lettura dell’opera di due fra i più noti filosofi viventi, mostrando l’attualità della critica “comunitarista” al liberalismo. Riconsiderando temi quali modernità, secolarizzazione, diritti e intersoggettività attraverso l’ottica di Charles Taylor e Alasdair MacIntyre si individuano i limiti della pratica politica liberale (e, seppur indirettamente, neoliberale) e si avanza la proposta di un modello alternativo che ha al suo centro l’idea del bene comune, come mezzo costitutivo per la vita buona di ciascun individuo.
    • Lehman, Glen. Charles Taylor's Ecological Conversations: Politics, Commonalities and the Natural Environment. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
      Abstract:
      Central to the argument of the book are Charles Taylor's perspectives on authenticity and expressivism, which the author reads as a radical reworking of our understanding of being in the world and a starting point for rethinking the way individuals and communities ought to be dealing politically with ecological crises. Glen Lehman uses Taylor's work on liberalism, interpretivism and socialism to construct a bridge between democratic, ethical and ecological perspectives. The bridge developed involves a fusion between liberal and interpretivist ideas, establishing a common ground through which different values are addressed. Such a fusion of perspectives acts in a spirit that moderates the dominant anthropocentric attitude toward the natural environment.
    • Medina, Carlos. "La Fenomenología Del Lenguaje y El Concepto De La Razón Práctica En El Pensamiento De Charles Taylor." Cinta De Moebio, no. 50 (2014): 53-69. In Spanish.
      Abstract:
      Tomando como punto de partida el concepto que tiene Taylor acerca del ser humano como un ser de significados, este artículo estudia el modo como Taylor elabora su concepción del uso práctico de la razón, recuperando ciertas nociones fundamentales de la tradición fenomenológica y hermenéutica relativas al lenguaje, como lo son la idea del trasfondo y la situación encarnada del hombre. Puesto que, en definitiva, el trasfondo constituye un horizonte de referencia anterior, desde el punto de vista ontológico, al dominio subjetivo de la razón en el agente humano, el análisis de Taylor termina por favorecer ciertos enfoques de la filosofía contemporánea como, por ejemplo, la analítica existenciaria de Heidegger, que buscan prescindir, paradójicamente, de la premisa del sujeto. Si atendemos a esta indicación, un desafío que resta, pues, al desarrollo futuro de los modos de comprensión de la filosofía moral, y de la antropología filosófica, es el de cómo vincular el análisis del problema moral, de un sujeto de sentidos, con una teoría ontológica del trasfondo que es, en cambio, a-subjetiva.
      Taking as a starting point Taylor's concept about man as a being of meanings, this article examines, in particular, the way that Taylor elaborates his conception of the practical use of reason, recovering some fundamental notions of the phenomenological tradition and hermeneutics, relating to language, such as, the idea of the background, and the incarnated situation of man. Considering that, ultimately, the background is a horizon of previous reference, from the ontological point of view, to the subjective domain of reason in the human agent, the analysis of Taylor ends up favoring certain approaches of contemporary philosophy such as, Heidegger’s existential analytic that aims at leaving aside, paradoxically, the premise of the subject. If we consider this indication, a challenge that remains, then, to the future development of the ways of understanding moral philosophy and philosophical anthropology, is how to link the analysis of the moral problem, in a subject of senses, with the ontological theory of the background that is, however, a-subjective.
    • Rose, Matthew. "Tayloring Christianity: Charles Taylor is a Theolgian of the Secular Status Quo." First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life (December, 2014). http://www.firstthings.com/article/2014/12/tayloring-christianity.
    • Saiz, Mauro J. "Agentes Autoexpresivos y Racionalidades Complementarias. El Debate Público De Charles Taylor." Revista Enfoques: Ciencia Política y Administración Pública, no. 21 (2014): 149-166
      Abstract:
      This paper analyses Charles Taylor's description of the modern identity and its characteristics, especially its expressivist quality, emphasizing the relation between individual and community. After a brief presentation of his work, it considers the notion of 'public sphere', as a privileged space of the political and social debate. Throughout the exposition potential tensions are identified regarding the subjects, the type of arguments and the aims of such debate. The attempt is made to provide tentative answers to these questions drawing on a distinction between different levels or kinds of public discussion, remaining open to further developments.
    • Spohn, Ulrike. "A Difference in Kind? Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor on Post-Secularism." The European Legacy 20, no. 2 (02/17, 2015): 120-135. http://dx.doi.org.proxy.library.nd.edu/10.1080/10848770.2015.1006927.
      Abstract:
      In this essay I examine the debate between Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor on the post-secular state. I argue that, although their views on the relation of religion and politics converge in certain respects, a profound difference remains between their overall approaches. Their disagreement on the epistemic status of religious as opposed to secular moral reasons, and on the role religious arguments can play in the public sphere testify to a deeper schism. Thus what might at first seem like a quarrel about details proves to be a fundamental philosophical divide on the issue of modernity. I conclude that Taylor?s model of post-secularism is more promising as an approach to the challenge posed by growing religious and cultural diversity, for, if understood as a version of ?reiterative universalism,? it avoids both moral relativism and Eurocentrism.; AbstractIn this essay I examine the debate between Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor on the post-secular state. I argue that, although their views on the relation of religion and politics converge in certain respects, a profound difference remains between their overall approaches. Their disagreement on the epistemic status of religious as opposed to secular moral reasons, and on the role religious arguments can play in the public sphere testify to a deeper schism. Thus what might at first seem like a quarrel about details proves to be a fundamental philosophical divide on the issue of modernity. I conclude that Taylor?s model of post-secularism is more promising as an approach to the challenge posed by growing religious and cultural diversity, for, if understood as a version of ?reiterative universalism,? it avoids both moral relativism and Eurocentrism.
    • Van Den Berge, Luc and Stefan Ramaekers. "Figures of Disengagement: Charles Taylor, Scientific Parenting, and the Paradox of Late Modernity." Educational Theory 64, no. 6 (2014): 607-625.
      Abstract:
      In this essay Luc Van den Berge and Stefan Ramaekers take the idea(l) of “scientific parenting” as an example of ambiguities that are typical of our late‐modern condition. On the one hand, parenting seems like a natural thing to do, which makes “scientific parenting” sound like an oxymoron; on the other hand, a disengaged stance informed by the latest scientific findings is uncritically demanded of parents, as such an approach is conceived of as a panacea. Instead of taking sides in this discussion, the authors seek a way to make sense of it, drawing upon the work of Charles Taylor, who offers a striking account of our contingent modern condition as well as of our ontological human constitution. They focus particularly on two examples Taylor gives where the contingent self‐understanding does not coincide with our timeless human features. This opens a space for what might be considered paradoxes in our late‐modern Western culture. This essay thus confronts Taylor's philosophy with the new parenting discourse to reveal how our moral horizons have evolved. Following this approach, the authors both expand on Taylor's thinking about our late modernity and at the same time try to assess the new scientific parenting discourse.
    • Vanheeswijck, Guido. "Does History Matter? Charles Taylor on the Transcendental Validity of Social Imaginaries." History and Theory 54, no. 1 (2015): 69-85.
      Abstract:
      Since its appearance in 2007, Charles Taylor's monumental book has received much attention. One of the central issues in the discussions around Taylor's book is the role of history in philosophical argumentation, in particular with regard to normative positions on ultimate affairs. Many critics observe a methodological flaw in using history in philosophical argumentation in that there is an alleged discrepancy between Taylor's historical approach, on the one hand, and his defense of fullness in terms of openness to transcendence, on the other. Since his “faith‐based history” is unwittingly apologetic, it is not only “hard to judge in strictly historical terms,” but it also proves that “when it comes to the most ultimate affairs history may not matter at all.” This paper challenges this verdict by exposing the misunderstanding underlying this interpretation of the role of history in Taylor's narrative. In order to disambiguate the relation between history and philosophy in Taylor's approach, I will raise three questions. First, what is the precise relation between history and ontology, taking into account the ontological validity of what Taylor calls social imaginaries? Second, why does “fullness” get a universal status in his historical narrative? Third, is Taylor's position tenable that the contemporary experience of living within “an immanent frame” allows for an openness to transcendence? In order to answer these questions, I will first compare Peter Gordon's interpretation of the status of social imaginaries with Taylor's position and, on the basis of that comparison, distinguish two definitions of ontology (sections I and II). Subsequently, I try to make it clear that precisely Taylor's emphasis on the historical character of social imaginaries and on their “relaxed” ontological anchorage allows for his claim that “fullness” might have a trans‐historical character (section III). Finally, I would like to show that Taylor's defense of the possibility of an “openness to transcendence”—as a specific mode of fullness—is not couched in “onto‐theological” terms, as suggested by his critics, but that it is the very outcome of taking into account the current historical situation (section IV).

    • INTERVIEWS:
    • Swan, Michael. "Charlie Hebdo 'Part of the Situation' that Led to Attack, Says Charles Taylor." The Catholic Register (January 12, 2015). http://www.catholicregister.org/item/19513-charlie-hebdo-part-of-the-situation-that-led-to-attack-says-charles-taylor.
    • Taylor, Charles, C. Lalaut, Mo Padis, and Jl Schlegel. "Live in Pluralism: Interview with Charles Taylor." Esprit, no. 10 (2014): 22-31

    • REVIEWS:
    • Burkholder, Bj. "How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor." Religious Studies Review 41, no. 1 (2015): 18-18
    • Dodd, Susan. "Canadian Idealism and the Philosophy of Freedom: C.B. Macpherson, George Grant and Charles Taylor." 47, no. 3 (2014): 627-629
    • Heft, J. "How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor."Review of Metaphysics 68, no. 2 (2014): 447-448
    • Heinig, Hans Michael. "Maclure, Jocelyn / Taylor, Charles: Laizität Und Gewissensfreiheit, 2011." Zeitschrift Fuer Evangelisches Kirchenrecht 59, no. 3 (2014): 397-400
    • MEDIA:
    • Berkeley Center. "Charles Taylor Discusses Meditation and the Lives of Faith Today." April 15. http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/charles-taylor-discusses-meditation-and-the-lives-of-faith-today.
    • "Charles Taylor on «The Life of the Church in a Secular Age»." Apr 30. https://youtu.be/152Ng0qYRIM
      Notes: Professor Charles Taylor (McGill University, Canada) delivers his Lectio Magistralis at the Pontifical Gregorian University on March 5, 2015.
    • "Charles Taylor and William Desmond in Dialogue." Apr 30. https://youtu.be/5OlzHsY7fWM
      Notes: This video contains the dialogue of Professor Charles Taylor and Professor William Desmond with the audience at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome during the International Conference «Renewing the Church in a Secular Age» on March 5, 2015. The moderation was done by Mary McAlleese, Former President of Ireland.
    • Canadian Broadcast Corporation: Power & Politics. "Charles Taylor on the Niquab Debate." Video clip, 11:31. March 27. http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Politics/ID/2661086890/.
    • "William Desmond on Charles Taylor." Apr 30. https://youtu.be/odjbIwRdAMw
      Notes: Professor William Desmond of the Katholieke Univeriteit Leuven (Belgium) delivers his comments on Charles Taylor's paper on «Authenticity: The Life of the Church in a Secular Age» (Rome, March 5, 2015).  .
    • ""La Piazza e Il Tempio": Il Cortile Dei Gentili Incontra Charles Taylor." Mar 6. https://youtu.be/5YWfleLp54M
      Notes: Venerdì 6 marzo - Roma c/o Centro Studi Americani, dalle 17:30 alle 19:30. L’iniziativa è organizzata dal “Cortile dei Gentili” con il sostegno dell’Institut Français – Centre Saint Louis, dell'Ambasciata di Francia presso la Santa Sede e con la collaborazione del Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. Partecipano: Giuliano Amato, Charles Taylor, Card. Gianfranco Ravasi, José Casanova, Alessandro Ferrara, Giacomo Marramao e François Bousquet.
    • "Faith in a Secular Age." The Catholic University of America. http://video.cua.edu/CONFERENCES/Year4Priest/faith.cfm
      Notes: Cardinal Francis George of Chicago and author Charles Taylor lead a public forum at Catholic University on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, to kick off a 15-month research project that will re-examine religion and faith for both the spiritual seeker and all the faithful in this secular age.

    • DISSERTATIONS AND THESES:
    • Bohmann, Ulf. "Schwarze Und weiße Genealogie. Die Kritische Funktion Von Historisierungen Nach Michel Foucault Und Charles Taylor."
    • McKenzie, Germain. "A Critical Examination of the Underlying Sociological Theory of Secularization in the West in the Work of Charles Taylor." Ph. D., The Catholic University of America, 2015
      Abstract:
      Scholarly debate on secularization in the West has been largely developed in sociological terms. Two extreme positions in the conversations are those I label as “orthodox” and “counter-orthodox”, with several authors taking middle stances. “Orthodox” theorists affirm that modernity necessarily erodes religion, whereas “counter-orthodox” ones —also known as Rational Choice Theorists (RCT)— see secularization as a self-limiting process within modernity. As the debate between these views has somewhat stalled, other perspectives have caught the interest of researchers. An important contribution among them is that made by Canadian thinker Charles Taylor in his book A Secular Age (2007). This dissertation analyses the sociological basis of Charles Taylor’s account of secularization in order to elucidate what new insights he brings to the debate on the issue. It relies on textual analysis of all the pertinent works by Taylor, as well as his classical and contemporary sociological influences. As a sociological framework, it relies on the scholarship of British sociologist Margaret Archer, particularly on her views about the relationship between social and cultural structures and human agency, as well as about social change. My claim is that it is possible to uncover a consistent “Taylorean sociology” in his work. This particular sociological approach finds its roots in Taylor’s philosophical anthropology, his critique of mainstream social science, his position on the problem of human agency in sociology, and his affirmation of the inextricable linkage between the social and cultural realms. In this light, secularization in the West is better understood as the change of religion due to social movement dynamics which relocates the place of religion in society and in individual experience. This change has entailed the decline of some religious forms and the appearance of new ones, a process which is not linear but more of a zigzag-shape. In spite of some shortcomings, Taylorean sociology’s account of religious change is consistent with an important body of empirical data. It supersedes important theoretical and methodological problems within “orthodox” and RCT-inspired explanations. In regard to the former, this is not surprising since such views have been marginalized by the most part of scholars today. However, in regard to the latter, criticisms advanced by Taylorean sociology are more interesting because of RCT’s prevalence, particularly in North America’s scholarship. Among the most important of them, is the inadequacy of considering structures as closed systems —something crucial for RCT, the diminished role given to cultural structures as compared to that of social structures in religious change, and the inadequacy of RCT’s view of religious choice as one between options that appear before the human agent all at the same time and in a clear fashion. Among the new paths opened by Taylorean sociology for the study of secularization, the more important are its integration of human agency and structure, and its focus on our contemporary conditions of belief, particularly its view of the “immanent frame” as our given cultural context in the West, the notion of a continuum that goes between exclusive humanism and transformative religion, two extreme positions which fragilize each other and between which a myriad of unstable intermediate positions that are taken by many Westerners.
    • Roth, Benjamin M. "Narrative, Understanding, and the Self: Heidegger and the Interpretation of Lived Experience." Ph.D., Boston University, 2014
      Abstract:
      Since work by Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and Paul Ricoeur, there has been sustained interest among philosophers in the view that narrative plays an essential role in how we understand our lives and selves or--more radically--in how we constitute ourselves as full persons. At one extreme, MacIntyre and Taylor argue that our desires and commitments are hierarchically organized, in the best case unifying our lives into narrative quests. At the other extreme, Galen Strawson has attacked narrativity as far from universal, as well as spurious when taken as an ideal. Thinkers such as Marya Schechtman, Peter Goldie, Daniel Dennett, and David Velleman defend conceptions between these extremes. After examining this background in detail, my dissertation offers an interpretation of Heidegger that supports a revised conception of narrative's role in self-understanding. Whereas existing theories are driven by master metaphors of the self as author, the self as a character, or of lives as stories, I argue that the relationship between the self and narrative is better understood through a notion of reading. Heidegger scholars disagree as to whether the notions of authenticity and historicality put forward in Being and Time support a narrative conception of the self. In my view, Heideggerian "everydayness"--how we are, prior to any reckoning with authenticity--amounts already to a version of the narrative self. Just as readers mid-story understand characters by projecting where they are going, we understand who we are by projecting provisional plotlines for our futures. Such understanding is made explicit in textual narratives, which preserve the structure of lived experience better than any other form of description. Literary narratives, especially certain kinds of experimental rather than "realist" ones, most accurately represent the structure of existential possibilities. Heidegger's notion of truth as disclosing provides a frame which makes the anti-naturalist implications of narrativity more coherent. By bracketing Heidegger's controversial notion of authenticity, conversation with recent work in Anglo-American philosophy on narrative and the self is facilitated. My revised conception of the narrative self establishes a basis for further work on how we use narrative to understand and organize our lives.
    • Scripter, Lucas A. "Moral Articulacy: An Essay on Charles Taylor's Critique of Modern Moral Philosophy." Ph.D., Emory University, 2013
      Abstract:
      Among the critics of modern moral philosophy, Charles Taylor stands out for couching his critique in terms of the "inarticulacy" of contemporary theory. Despite its pervasive role in his writing, Taylor's leaves the notion of 'inarticulacy' and its root concept 'articulation' woefully under-articulated. In this thesis I explore these notions and argue that his characterization of contemporary theory in terms of "inarticulacy" is hardly incidental to his critique. Rather the concept of moral 'inarticulacy' provides a clue to reading the whole of his moral philosophy. Thus, I offer a critical interpretation of Taylor's moral philosophy centered on his notion of moral articulacy. This thesis explores the meaning of moral 'inarticulacy,' the conditions for moral articulacy, and whether or not contemporary moral theory is actually as inarticulate as Taylor assumes. Articulating the concept of 'articulation' reveals how his critiques of naturalism and epistemology, his "expressivist" view of language, his "engaged" conception of human agency, and his dialogical conception of practical reason come to bear on his moral philosophy. It thus gives us a way of weaving together broader themes in his work and seeing how his widespread philosophical pursuits come to bear on his critique of contemporary theory. Moreover, the notion of moral articulacy illuminates how Taylor's critique of modern moral philosophy fits into in the context of his moral philosophy as a whole. It points toward a two stage reading of his moral philosophy that synthesizes his advocacy of ethical pluralism with his own defense of an agape -centered ethic by showing the former moment as clearing a space for substantive moral dialogue by eliminating overly restrictive meta-ethical assumptions and the later moment as itself the articulation of a particular ethical vision within that freshly achieved space of moral articulacy.

     

     


     

    Updated 16 October 2014

    • PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Taylor, Charles. "Forward." In Wittgenstein's Later Theory of Meaning : Imagination and Calculationby Hans Schneider. Chichester, England : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
    • ———. "Forward." In At the Limits of the Secular: Reflections on Faith and Public Life, edited by William Barbieri Jr. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014. viii-ix. http://www.eerdmans.com/Products/6877/at-the-limits-of-the-secular.aspx.

    • DEDICATED VOLUMES
    • Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor. Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen, eds. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • Abbey, Ruth. "Theorizing Secularity 3: Authenticity, Ontology, Fragilization." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 98-125. .
    • Angus, Ian. "Recovery of Meaning? A Critique of Charles Taylor’s Account of Modernity." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 243-260. .
    • Colorado, Carlos. "Transcendent Sources and the Dispossession of the Self." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 73-97. .
    • Gregory, Eric and Leah Hunt-Hendrix. "Enfleshment and the Time of Ethics: Taylor and Illich on the Parable of the Good Samaritan." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 217-242. .
    • Herdt, Jennifer A. "The Authentic Individual in the Network of Agape." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 191-216. .
    • Janz, Paul D. "Transcendence, “Spin,” and the Jamesian Open Space." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 39-72. .
    • Klassen, Justin D. "The Affirmation of Existential Life in Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 13-38. .
    • Mathewes, Charles and Joshua Yates. "The “Drive to Reform” and its Discontents." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 152-190. .
    • Schweiker, William. "Humanism and the Question of Fullness." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 127-151. .
    • Ward, Bruce K. "Transcendence and Immanence in a Subtler Language: The Presence of Dostoevsky in Charles Taylor’s Account of Secularity." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 262-290.

    • SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Abbey, Ruth. "Theorizing Secularity 3: Authenticity, Ontology, Fragilization." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 98-125. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • Abbey, Ruth and Naomi Choi. "Entry on Charles Taylor." In Encyclopedia of Political Thought, edited by Michael Gibbon. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2015.
    • Angus, Ian. "Recovery of Meaning? A Critique of Charles Taylor’s Account of Modernity." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 243-260. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • Barbieri Jr., William, ed. At the Limits of the Secular: Reflections on Faith and Public Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014. 386. http://www.eerdmans.com/Products/6877/at-the-limits-of-the-secular.aspx
      Abstract:
      Thought-provoking essays by Roman Catholic scholars concerned about the impact of secularity on the future of the Church.   This volume presents an integrated collection of constructive essays by eminent Catholic scholars addressing the new challenges and opportunities facing religious believers under shifting conditions of secularity and "post-secularity."   Using an innovative "keywords" approach, At the Limits of the Secular is an interdisciplinary effort to think through the implications of secular consciousness for the role of religion in public affairs. The book responds in some ways to Charles Taylor's magnum opus, A Secular Age, although it also stands on its own. It features an original essay by David Tracy — the most prominent American Catholic theologian writing today — and groundbreaking contributions by influential younger theologians such as Peter Casarella, William Cavanaugh, and Vincent Miller.
    • Barnat, Damian. "Secularity as a Background Understanding. an Outline of Charles Taylor’s Standpoint." Diametros (2013). In Polish.
      Abstract:
      In this paper I present Charles Taylor’s innovative approach to the issue of secularity. Following José Casanova, I distinguish three layers of analysis: (a) the notion of secularity and secularization; (b) theories of secularization; and (c) secularism. In further discussion I point out three senses of secularity used by Taylor: (a) secularity as an emancipation of public spheres; (b) secularity as a decline in religious practice and belief; (c) secularity as a background understanding (or as conditions of belief). I concentrate particularly on the last dimension due to the fact that it reflects the originality of Taylor’s account. In the next stage the three elements which decide about the secular character of the background understanding are presented ("reflexivity", "the immanent frame", and "the decline of the transformation perspective"). Finally I try to point out the pros and cons of Taylor’s approach.
    • Caldwell, Marc. "Proto-Norms and Global Media Ethics." Communicatio 40, no. 3 (2014): 239-252.
      Abstract:
      Abstract Normativity is a problem of modernity. Relativism has emerged with the negation of moral universals. Clifford Christians consistently argues for the concept of proto-norms as a workable basis for normative ethics applied to media practices that operate on a global scale. Christians declares philosopher Charles Taylor to lie in the background of his theorising, but seldom gives a hint as to how Taylor’s thought influences his own. There appears to be sufficient congruence between Christians’ thinking about proto-norms and the articulation of hypergoods, strong evaluation and persons in Taylor’s philosophical anthropology to consider this to be the influence, among other sources Christians draws on. Of particular interest is Taylor’s insistence that persons always exist in normative moral space as an inescapable horizon of existence. The article explores some aspects of Taylor’s thought that may shed light on what proto-norms are and how they may be applied in the quest for a viable global media ethics in an age when moral relativism seems to be the media's only ethical principle.
    • Caputo, Francesca. "Identità e Riconoscimento in Charles Taylor." Topologik : Rivista Internazionale Di Scienze Filosofiche, Pedagogiche e Sociali, no. 13 (2013): 86.
      Abstract:
      The model of the politic of difference, proposed by Charles Taylor, in the wake of a conception of liberalism ‘hospitable’, unfolds in a journey aimed to comply with the ontological dimensions of the dignity of different cultures, of cultural traditions and ways of life. Being a self, constructed in terms of dialogue and dialectic of mutual recognition between cultures, refers, in the Charles Taylor’s reflection, to the safeguarding of single, intersubjective or common meanings of specific social, moral, narrative spaces.
    • Carroll, Jerome. "‘Indirect’ Or ‘Engaged’: A Comparison of Hans Blumenberg's and Charles Taylor's Debt and Contribution to Philosophical Anthropology." History of European Ideas 39, no. 6 (2013): 858-878.
      Abstract:
      Summary This article presents and compares aspects of Charles Taylor's and Hans Blumenberg's seemingly opposing views about agency and epistemology, setting them in the context of the tradition in German ideas called ‘philosophical anthropology’, with which both align their thinking. It presents key strands of this tradition, from their inception in the late eighteenth century in the writings of Herder, Schiller and others associated with anthropology to their articulation by thinkers such as Max Scheler, Arnold Gehlen and Karl Löwith in the early twentieth century. The main issues here are: man's status as part of nature or as ‘radically divorced’ from nature; the possibility of objective knowledge of man versus the epistemological status of human ‘meaning’; the view of knowledge as abstraction versus ‘concrete’ or ‘lived’ experience. Within these parameters the article contrasts Taylor's emphasis on ‘engaged’ agency, embedded in discourses, bodies and predispositions, with Blumenberg's sense of our ‘indirect’ relation to reality: ‘delayed, selective, and above all “metaphorical”’. It concludes that each position may be traced back to a key strand in philosophical anthropology: the one emphasising man's unique freedom, the other that sees man's grasp of reality as uniquely interwoven with a background of meanings.
    • Cincunegui, Juan Manuel. "Las Condiciones De La Creencia y La Increencia En La Era Secular." HYBRIS: Revista De Filsofía 5, no. 1 (2014): 75-92.
      Abstract:
      El filósofo canadiense Charles Taylor ofreció en A Secular Age una descripción analítica y una genealogía de las actuales condiciones de la creencia y la increencia en las sociedades contemporáneas del Atlántico Norte. Además, anima un conjunto de investigaciones análogas en otros escenarios culturales que se ven afectados por los procesos de modernización. Argumenta acerca de la existencia de ‘modernidades alternativas’ que enfrentan críticamente las comprensiones sociológicas clásicas unívocas respecto al advenimiento de la modernidad, y las teorías de la secularización que interpretan como universal los procesos de desencantamiento, los retrocesos en lo que concierne a la presencia de lo religioso en el espacio público y la práctica religiosa en algunas de las sociedades occidentales contemporáneas  
      In A Secular Age the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor offered an analytical description and a genealogy of the current conditions of belief and unbelief in the North Atlantic contemporary societies. He encouraged as well a set of similar investigations in other cultural settings that are affected by the processes of modernization. He argues about the existence of ‘alternative modernities’ each one of them facing critically the univocal sociological theories of modernity and secularization that interpreted as universal the process of disenchantment occurred in the West and the setbacks with regard to the presence of religion in the public sphere and religious practice in some contemporary Western societies.
    • Colorado, Carlos. "Canadian Ethno-Religious Utopias and the Dynamics of Liberal Multiculturalism " In Propéthies et utopies Religieuses Au Canada , edited by Bernadette Rigal-Cellard. Bordeaux: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2012. 191-215.
    • ———. "Transcendent Sources and the Dispossession of the Self." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 73-97. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • Colorado, Carlos and Justin D. Klassen, eds. Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • Covolo, Robert Stephen. "Faith in a Fashionable Age: Abraham Kuyper and Charles Taylor on the Secular Nexus between Mode and Modernité." International Journal of Public Theology 7, no. 3 (2013): 297-314.
    • Duchesne, Recardo. "Several Reflections on the Theme of Solidarity." Council of European Canadians (23 July, 2014). http://www.eurocanadian.ca/2014/07/charles-taylor-and-politics-of.html.
    • Fisher, Pamela and Dawn Freshwater. "An Emancipatory Approach to Practice and Qualitative Inquiry in Mental Health: Finding ‘Voice’ in Charles Taylor's Ethics of Identity." Ethics and Social Welfare (2014): 1-16.
    • Foschiera, Rogério. "A Realidade Sócio-Política e a Questão Da Autenticidade Em Charles Taylor." Griot : Revista De Filosofia 07, no. 01 (2013): 36. In Portuguese.
      Abstract:
      Taylor acredita que no centro da modernidade ocidental está uma nova ordem moral que surge com a economia de mercado, a esfera pública e o auto-governo do povo. As instituições e estruturas da sociedade tecnológico-industrial limitam rigorosamente as opções, que forçam as sociedades tanto quanto os indivíduos a dar à razão instrumental um peso que nunca lhe concederiam em uma reflexão moral séria. A perspectiva tayloriana da autenticidade coloca a realidade sócio-política dentro de um contexto plenamente articulado com valores, significados e bens culturais. Nisso a governaça encontra espaços positivos e supera os impasses propriamente pós-modernos e será claramente proponente de opções valorativas e permeada pelo reconhecimento das identidades e pelo multiculturalismo.
    • Grant, John. "On the Critique of Political Imaginaries." European Journal of Political Theory 13, no. 4 (2014): 408-426.
      Abstract:
      Over the past decade there has been a remarkable expansion in the use of ‘imaginaries’ as a guiding concept in and beyond political theory. But the proliferation of this term has gone largely unchecked by critical investigations into its deployment. To correct this I address the work of Charles Taylor, Michael Warner and Chiara Bottici, each of whom has written influential texts on imaginaries and the sites of imaginaries. Interestingly, their reliance on imaginaries does not compel them to do away with older modes of thinking such as ideology critique and dialectical thought. Yet what remains of these enduring modes has been sanitized, their radical commitments scarcely pursued. I proceed by conducting an immanent critique of each author’s work, revealing troublesome pre-critical and instrumentalist features that lead to political phenomena being misrepresented or going unidentified entirely. In addition I elaborate modes of dialectical thought and ideology critique that avoid these difficulties and produce the types of critical insights absent from these texts.
    • Gregory, Eric and Leah Hunt-Hendrix. "Enfleshment and the Time of Ethics: Taylor and Illich on the Parable of the Good Samaritan." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 217-242. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • Herdt, Jennifer A. "The Authentic Individual in the Network of Agape." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 191-216. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • Heuman, Linda. "What's at Stake as the Dharma Goes Modern?" Tricycle 22, no. 1 (Fall, 2012). http://www.tricycle.com/feature/whats-stake-dharma-goes-modern.
    • Horan, Daniel P. "A Rahnerian Theological Response to Charles Taylor's A Secular Age." New Blackfriars 95, no. 1055 (2014): 21-42.
      Abstract:
      In this article I argue that Rahner's notion of the Supernatural Existential serves to complement and more concretely illustrate Taylor's at‐times tacit, if conflicted, advocacy for some sort of human characteristic that seeks, desires, or is otherwise oriented toward something ‘beyond human flourishing.' By engaging Rahner's theological anthropology with Taylor's thought in ‘A Secular Age,' I show how Taylor's immanent and transcendent divide presupposes an overly cognitive framework that relies extensively on human agency, thematic reflection, and the necessary intellectualization of human experience. As such, Taylor only ever engages in a secondary‐level or a posteriori reflection on belief and unbelief, thereby (perhaps unwittingly) precluding the possibility of considering the a priori ‘condition' for his proposed ‘conditions for belief or unbelief,' otherwise known as ‘secularity 3.' In uncovering the secondary‐level cognitive conditions for categorical belief and unbelief today, helps shed new light on the relevance and value of Rahner's project. Furthermore, I suggest that both Rahner and Taylor, although maybe not immediately recognizable, actually share similar concerns that initially launched their respective projects. Read together, Rahner and Taylor offer a fuller treatment of both the human condition and the social circumstances of this age.
    • Hrubec, M. "Moral and Political Philosophy of Charles Taylor - Introduction to Investigate Taylor's Practical Philosophy." Filosoficky Casopis 62, no. 2 (2014): 163-164.
    • Janz, Paul D. "Transcendence, “Spin,” and the Jamesian Open Space." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 39-72. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • Jung, Hyun Kim 김정연. "일반논문 : 자문화중심주의와 해석학적 타자 이해 : 가다머의 해석학에 기초한 테일러의 논의를 중심으로 ( Ethnocentrism and Hermeneutical Understanding of the Other: An Analysis Based on the Charles Taylor`s Interpretation of Gadamer`s Hermeneutics )." 해석학연구 34 (2014): 103. In Korean.
      Abstract:
      To understand, or have a right relationship with other cultures has been an important matter especially since the era of colonialism. It is generally acknowledged that the first step to understand other cultures is to overcome ethnocentrism. Some people think the best way to accomplish this task is to accept the thesis of incorrigibility which means that it is impossible to criticize other cultures with one`s own conceptual scheme. Some versions of multiculturalism show this kind of understanding. This position, however, indicates only the lack of willingness to have a genuine relationship with other cultures. So, the standpoint is needed for us which encourages to have relations with other cultures guiding us beyond the dilemma: either being ethnocentric, or accepting incorrigibility thesis. This paper, following Charles Taylor, claims that the model of hermeneutical understanding suggested by Gadamer can contribute to approach other cultures properly. In Gadamer`s hermeneutics, the event of understanding occurs when the horizon of interpreter is fused with that of the text. After fusion, early horizons are transformed into another horizon. This one is different from previous horizons. The concept of ‘fusion of horizons’ implies that both horizons are transformable. So, from this we can derive that ‘fusion of horizons’ says that it is possible to question other cultures without being ethnocentric. From analyzing Taylor`s interpretation of Gadamerian hermeneutics concerning understanding of other cultures, the most precious insight we can acquire seems to be as follows: “If understanding the other is to be construed as fusion of horizons and not as possessing a science of the object, then the slogan might be: no understanding the other without a changed understanding of self.”
    • Kirby, Joseph Morrill. "The Spiritual Meaning of Technological Evolution to Life." Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 9, no. 1 (2013): 282.
      Abstract:
      There are two senses by which technology can be seen as a new layer of living complexity: first, while biological systems can only appropriate 24 of the 91 natural elements into their metabolic processes, technological systems can imbue complex form into all 91 elements; second, this added capacity gives life the potential to expand across its current limit – the atmosphere of the Earth – in the same way as it expanded from the oceans to the land some five hundred million years ago. This essay explores what such an understanding of life and technology might mean to us, humanity, in the context of our current ecological and social catastrophe.
    • Klassen, Justin D. "The Affirmation of Existential Life in Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 13-38. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • Mark, D. C. "Recognition and Honor: A Critique of Axel Honneth's and Charles Taylor's Histories of Recognition." Constellations 21, no. 1 (2014): 16-31.
    • Martinuk, Matthew J. M. "A Fundamental Orientation to the Good: Iris Murdoch's Influence on Charles Taylor." In Iris Murdoch Connected: Critical Essays on Her Fiction and Philosophy, edited by Mark Luprecht. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2014. http://utpress.org/bookdetail-2/?jobno=T01778; http://www.academia.edu/815435/A_Fundamental_Orientation_to_the_Good_Iris_Murdochs_Influence_on_Charles_Taylor
    • Mathewes, Charles and Joshua Yates. "The “Drive to Reform” and its Discontents." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 152-190. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • McEvoy, James Gerard. Leaving Christendom for Good: Church-World Dialogue in a Secular Age. Lanham, Maryland; Plymouth, United Kingdom: Lexington Books, 2014.
      Abstract:
      Leaving Christendom for Good argues that the solution to some of the most troubling tensions in the life of the Catholic Church since Vatican II can be found in the council’s document Gaudium et spes. That text’s view of the church’s mission and social relationships as dialogical has the capacity to liberate. Part One studies the contemporary place of religion, with particular reference to Charles Taylor’s groundbreaking work, A Secular Age. In that context, Gaudium et spes’s dialogical view of the church–world relationship is examined. Part Two explores what true dialogue entails, and how it is best understood theologically. Joseph Ratzinger’s view of the church–world relationship is examined. The book’s final chapter considers two practical implications of its argument: how evangelization can be best understood today, and how the church can best approach issues in the public sphere.
    • McKenzie-Gonzalez, Germain. "Charles Taylor’s View on Social Change in A Secular Age." Unpublished article. http://www.academia.edu/5442856/Charles_Taylors_View_on_Social_Change_in_A_Secular_Age
    • Miles, Robert. "Debating the Secular." Eighteenth-Century Life 37, no. 3 (2013): 110-121.
    • Mookherjee, M. "Imagining New Dialogues about Human Rights: The Implications of Charles Taylor's Theory of Recognition for Global Feminism." Journal of International Political Theory 10, no. 2 (2014): 127-147.
      Abstract:
      This article explores the implications of Charles Taylor’s politics of recognition for a global feminist theory. The main contention is that Taylor’s thought implies an innovative dialogue about human rights that assists a flexible understanding of diverse women’s needs. This central claim is developed, however unexpectedly, by focusing on the controversial practice of footbinding. Prevalent in imperial China, this debilitating convention was supported by values that contrast markedly with those of the modern West. The case thus confronts global feminists with the serious issue of comprehending sympathetically the lived concerns of diverse human beings, while reacting critically to the oppression that they may experience. A creative reading of Taylor’s theory here yields, I argue, commitments to two normative claims that I call ‘narrativity’ and ‘instability’. Together, these claims promise not a static form of recognition based on uncontroversial rights to autonomy or bodily integrity but an imaginative dialogue which is sensitive to cultural differences in the interpretation of human needs and critical of culturally diverse forms of oppression. The critique of footbinding implied by Taylor’s thought is finally developed through comparison with contemporary cosmetic surgeries in the West. The study reveals a feminist politics of recognition attuned to subaltern struggles over the meaning of human rights and of women as active participants in this vital, ongoing work.
    • Muller, K. B. "European Civil Society and Taylor's Inspiration." Filosoficky Casopis 62, no. 2 (2014): 217-235.
      Abstract:
      This article examines Taylor's approach to the conception of civil society and attempts to interpret the relation of this approach to contemporary debates on the forming of European civil society. Byway of introduction, Taylor's interpretation of the medieval socio-political assumptions for the creation of the extra-political public sphere is presented. Next, there is a discussion of Taylor's interpretational conception of the two most significant traditions of civil society which take their rise from a confrontation with European enlightenment absolutism the traditions of Locke and Montesquieu. The author attempts to make sense of the way in which Taylor's approach resonates with the concept of civil society in discussions about the presuppositions and forms of the creation of the European public sphere and trans-national (European) identities as two key forms of European civil society. In conclusion, the concept of the active border is presented as a key matrix of the conceptual constellation of the public sphere, identity and Europeanisation.
    • Ramos, Cesar Augusto. "A Crítica Comunitarista De Charles Taylor à Concepção Liberal De Liberdade (Negativa)." Filosofia Unisinos 15, no. 1 (2014): 20-34. In Spanish.
      Abstract:
      We intend to show that Taylor's communitarian criticism of the liberal view of (negative) freedom proposes a new way of seeing the freedom of the will (which is called positive freedom). Theories of negative liberty simply rely on an opportunity-concept. This concept does not involve the capacity for realization, since it applies to (negative) freedom as the absence of obstacles, which becomes explicit as the power to do this or that without facing external, physical or legal impediments, for the exercise of this or that possible action. The issue becomes more complex with the exercise-concept, whereby freedom essentially entails self-determination and control over the person of the agent and their action and, therefore, has an intrinsic value of achievement and not simply an instrumental one. Without neglecting the importance of the liberal value of individual freedom, Taylor proposes a new way of seeing this freedom: it does not reside in the exercise of undifferentiated options, but in the actual exercise of capacities through the fulfilment of certain desires that are defined as authentic. We are free only if we do what we really want on the basis of our true desires, not compromised by internal obstacles, in particular by the non-authenticity of some of them.
    • Redhead, Mark. Reasoning with Who we are: Democratic Theory for a Not so Liberal Era. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
    • Ruiz Schneider, Carlos. "Modernity and Identity in Charles Taylor." Revista De Filosofía 69 (2013): 227-243. In Spanish.
      Abstract:
      Este ensayo es una investigación sobre las relaciones entre las concepciones de modernidad e identidad en la obra del filósofo canadiense Charles Taylor. En los escritos recientes de Taylor, el concepto de identidad es una herramienta útil para percibir claramente la concepción del yo, en el contexto de una nueva visión del espacio moral. En su búsqueda de las fuentes morales del yo, Taylor centra su análisis en la modernidad. Subraya en este período el rol de la interioridad, la preeminencia de la vida ordinaria de la familia y la economía y la emergencia de la naturaleza y la expresión, el giro expresivista. En sus ensayos de fines de la década de 1980 y en los 1990, Taylor le asigna gran significación al ideal expresivista de la autenticidad y explora sus relaciones con la idea de reconocimiento. Es en este lenguaje moderno de la autenticidad y el reconocimiento que podemos expresar mejor el renacimiento del nacionalismo y la religión como un símbolo de la identidad cultural. Otras consecuencias prácticas de estas distinciones y conceptos de Taylor pueden encontrarse en el multiculturalismo, la filosofía política y la filosofía del lenguaje. Al final del texto se exploran muy sintéticamente alguna críticas a las concepciones de la autenticidad de Taylor. En particular, me parece muy interesante la crítica del filósofo español José María González que se centra en la ausencia del barroco en el filósofo canadiense, y en la idea barroca de una identidad múltiple.
    • Schweiker, William. "Humanism and the Question of Fullness." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 127-151. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • Sheppard, Kenneth. "Charles Taylor and our Fractured Age." Patrol: A Review of Religion, Politics, and Culture (July 2, 2014). http://www.patrolmag.com/2014/07/02/kenneth-sheppard/charles-taylor-and-our-fractured-age/.
    • Smith, James K. A. "Conversion Takes a Village: A Reply to Linker, Part II."The Cardus Daily. 04/11, 2014. http://www.cardus.ca/blog/2014/03/conversion-takes-a-village-a-reply-to-linker-part-ii.
    • Solik, M. "Charles Taylor on the Question of Cultural Recognition." Filosoficky Casopis 62, no. 2 (2014): 203-216.
      Abstract:
      This article deals with the fundamental features of Taylor's concept of recognition and considers some problem areas to which cultural recognition is relevant. Our identity is partly characterized by the recognition or the misrecognition - too often by the misrecognition - of others. The collapse of original social settings has brought a transition from honour to dignity, implying a redefinition of identity and authenticity. The period in which people from western society lived in their pre-determined settings, and with corresponding characters they were called to represent, has lost its relevance today. Taylor distinguishes between the politics of universalism and the politics of difference, both of which are based on the politics of this transition from honour to dignity. Taylor refers to context and particular sociability values, although the community's perception does not reflect any overly-particularist tendencies. His thesis has universalist elements from which he derives normativity. Universal moral ontology is, according to Taylor's thesis, a condition for particular values and standards in practice.
    • Stech, Ondrej. "The Reflection on Community in Charles Taylor." Filosoficky Casopis 62, no. 2 (2014): 177-186.
      Abstract:
      The theme of this article is the concept of community in the writings of Charles Taylor. It treats as its starting point both the significance attributed by him to this concept as well as his reluctance to being labelled a communitarian. The reconstruction of the concept is based on two of Taylor's major works, Sources of the Self The Making of the Modern Identity and A Secular Age. In the former the focus is on the notion of moral space which is deployed in a critique of individualist ontology, but which does not lead him to claim that the community has some special status. The reconstruction of the latter book focuses on the description of developments leading to modern forms of sociality that have superseded previous forms of social organization that were based, to a large degree, on local communities. In conclusion, I describe Taylor's normative concept of community which is an integral part of his vision of "fullness", which transcends both individualism and the traditional, exclusive communities.
    • St-Laurent, Guillaume, Christian Nadeau, and Dario Perinetti. "La Critique Herméneutique De l’épistémologie Chez Charles Taylor." Philosophiques 41, no. 1 (2014): 79-103. In French.
      Abstract:
      Le projet philosophique central de Charles Taylor se présente comme une critique de l’« image épistémologique » (epistemological picture) de la raison, critique qui se déploie au nom d’une compréhension de la rationalité humaine plus sensible à sa finitude transcendantale et historique. L’objectif du présent essai consiste à présenter une brève analyse comparative de cette image épistémologique (ou post-cartésienne) ainsi que de la perspective herméneutique que lui oppose notre auteur. En ce sens, nous comparerons tour à tour six aspects déterminants de ces deux conceptions : le caractère « apodictique », « médiationnel », « désengagé », « désignatif », « dépassionné » et « procédural » de la première et le caractère « ad hominem », « immergé », « situé », « expressif », « passionné » et « substantiel » de la seconde. Nous éclairerons en outre les enjeux complexes de cette critique par quelques remarques introductives et conclusives.
    • Ward, Bruce K. "Transcendence and Immanence in a Subtler Language: The Presence of Dostoevsky in Charles Taylor’s Account of Secularity." In Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor, edited by Carlos Colorado and Justin D. Klassen. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 262-290. http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03114.
    • Weir, Allison. "Who are we? Modern Identities between Taylor and Foucault." In Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory between Power and Connection. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
      Abstract:
      Charles Taylor and Michel Foucault offer two very different descriptions and analyses of modern identities. While it can be argued that Taylor and Foucault are thematizing two very different aspects of identity -- Taylor is focusing on first-person, subjective, affirmed identity, and Foucault is focusing on third-person, or ascribed, category identity -- in practice, these two are very much intertwined. I argue that attention to identities of race, gender, class and sexual orientation demands that we combine a Foucauldian power analysis with a Taylorian understanding of authenticity. Taking Nancy Fraser's and Linda Gordon's example of the 'single black mother on welfare' as the 'icon of dependency' in America and Charles Taylor's example of the 'householder' who understands himself in relation to an ideal of independence, I show that neither individual can develop either self-knowledge or freedom without engaging in a quest for authenticity that involves both analysis of relations of power and identification with resistant identities. This requires moving beyond both Taylor and Foucault to an understanding of identity in terms of critical relations with defining communities.

    • INTERVIEWS:
    • Bohmann, Ulf and Darío Montero. "History, Critique, Social Change and Democracy an Interview with Charles Taylor." Constellations 21, no. 1 (2014): 3-15. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8675.12069/abstract.

    • REVIEWS:
    • Babie, Paul. "Secularism and Freedom of Conscience by Jocelyn Maclure, Charles Taylor (Review)." Canadian Journal of Law and Society 28, no. 2 (2013): 282-283.
    • Blakely, Jason. "How Charles Taylor Philosophizes with History: A Review of Dilemmas and Connections." Journal of the Philosophy of History 7, no. 2 (2013): 231-243.
      Abstract:
      Charles Taylor's latest collection of essays, Dilemmas and Connections, is the most recent installment in his development of a grand history of the rise of a modem, secular age. In this review, I show how the historical narrative that defines Taylor's late work is in continuity with his earlier hermeneutic commitments, while also allowing him to advance new inquiries into areas as diverse as secularism, religion, nationalism, and human rights discourse. I do this by not only providing a succinct summary of Taylor's master narrative, but also by arguing that it resolves a number of philosophical dilemmas.
    • Cantirino, Matthew. "How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor.(BRIEFLY NOTED)." First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life, no. 246 (2014): 63.
    • Colorado, Carlos. "Review of A Secular Age." Touchstone 28, no. 2 (May, 2010): 57-68.
    • Joustra, Robert. "Charles Taylor Explained [Review of how (Not) to be Secluar by James K. A. Smith]." Books & Culture 20, no. 5 (September; 2014/10, 2014): 17+. In English. http://www.booksandculture.com/articles/2014/sepoct/charles-taylor-explained.html
      Notes: 15.
    • Schönwälder-kuntze, Tatjana. "The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere (Review)." Journal of Religion in Europe 6, no. 1 (2013): 121-123.
    • Stone, Jon R. "Review of the Power of Religion in the Public Sphere." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 81, no. 3 (2013): 891-894.
    • Wintersteiger, M. C. "Unfulfilled Modern? New Perspectives on the Work of Charles Taylor." Philosophisches Jahrbuch 120, no. 1 (2013): 200-202.


    • MEDIA:
    • The Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College. "Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus, McGill University and Fr. Robert Imbelli, Facilitator." YouTube video, 33:56. Jan. 23, 2013. http://youtu.be/8rllQDvVSso
      Notes: On November 10, the theology department's Rev. Robert Imbelli joined in a public conversation with philosopher Charles Taylor on the Catholic intellectual tradition.
    • TVMTelevision. "Charles Taylor at McGill." YouTube video, 1:21:04. Nov. 6, 2013. http://youtu.be/MIRFy0lQjYE
      Notes: NPD McGill Presents: Charles Taylor.
    • Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. "Charles Taylor: On Paul Ricoeur." YouTube video, 58:18. Mar 6, 2014. http://youtu.be/TpUmHi_5CuU
      Notes:
      The focus of the lecture was Paul Ricoeur's philosophical anthropology. Charles Taylor puts Ricouer's thought in the context of the battles in philosophical anthropology in the 20th century. He explains how Ricoeur gave up the idea that there is a short royal road to understanding human beings, be this reductive science, structuralism or Husserlian direct introspection and developed his own hermeneutical approach in which we presume our own enigmatic status and strive to understand ourselves by painstakingly coming to a better understanding of our history, religions, ideologies, institutions, manners of writing literature and creating art. Hence the laborious work of Ricoeur, going in depth into various aspects of these, reading massively in all directions. A very vast enterprise, but the only way to do this kind of thing!.
    • University of Nottingham. "Philosophical and Theological Anthropology in the 21st Century (Firth Lecture 2014) - Part 1." YouTube video, 1:00:37. May 19, 2014. http://youtu.be/fd9434IaYno;
      Notes: Professor Charles Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at McGill University in Canada and formerly Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College gave the Firth Memorial Lectures 2014, as a guest of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. His lectures attempted to assess where the philosophical and theological view of human beings stand today in relation to western secular civilisation.
    • University of Nottingham. "Philosophical and Theological Anthropology in the 21st Century (Firth Lecture 2014) - Part 2." YouTube video, 1:01:57. May 19, 2014. http://youtu.be/xXyqMb0ocXI;
      Notes: Professor Charles Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at McGill University in Canada and formerly Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College gave the Firth Memorial Lectures 2014, as a guest of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. His lectures attempted to assess where the philosophical and theological view of human beings stand today in relation to western secular civilisation.
    • Le Centre étudiant Benoît-Lacroix (CEBL). "Charles Taylor." YouTube video, 30:18. Feb 19, 2014. http://youtu.be/GNOJriVglCM
      Notes: 
      Présentation de M. Charles Taylor, philosophe, en clôture du colloque étudiant Je est un autre: regards croisés sur les frontières de l'identité (mardi 11 février 2014, UdeM, Centre étudiant Benoît-Lacroix).  .
    • McGill Centre for Research on Religion. "Charles Taylor and Roger Scruton Discuss the Sacred and the Secular." YouTube video, 1:06:15. June 10, 2014. http://youtu.be/-po8AbLsc2A
      Notes: April 13, 2014 in the Birks Chapel at the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University.
    • askabigail. "Do Religion and Conscience Limit Political Authority? Hartman Memorial Lecture 1." YouTube video, June 25, 2014. http://youtu.be/-SpMBzOYUSI
      Notes: Presenter: William A. Galston
      Response by Professor Charles Taylor.
    • Proyecto Grado Cero AEJ. "El Pensamiento ético y político De Charles Taylor Con El Dr. Pablo Lazo Briones." YouTube video, 30:15. Feb. 8, 2014. http://youtu.be/GA7RE8CaETM
      Notes: El día de hoy tenemos el privilegio de poder platicar con el Dr. Pablo Lazo Briones Director del Departamento de Filosofía de la Universidad Iberoamericana, con quien podremos hablar del pensamiento del distinguido filósofo Charles Taylor.
    • MacLaurin CSF. "James K. A. Smith, "the Secular is Haunted"." YouTube video, 34:24. May 6, 2014. http://youtu.be/IvxOyRAFz-c
      Notes: Dr. James K.A. Smith gave this talk on March 6, 2014 at the University of Minnesota.
    • Geoffrey Van Dragt. "James K A Smith, Spiritual but Not Religious: Seeking Transcendence in a Secular Age." YouTube video, 1:45:13. May 16, 2014. 
      Notes: In May, 2014, Graduate Christian Fellowship at the University of Washington and the Fuller Institute for Northwest Theology and Culture hosted this lecture by Dr. James K A Smith with a panel of local academics as respondents. Drawing from the philosophy of Charles Taylor, Dr. Smith explains that our secular age is haunted by a deep desire for transcendence and that this desire manifests itself in an explosion of various spiritualities. The panelists help to unpack these ideas and talk about how they see these realities playing out in the spiritually complex context of the Pacific Northwest.
    • Heyman Center for the Humanities. "Charles Taylor: The Secular Age in a Global Context." 1:18:55. September 24, 2014. 
      Notes: 19 November 2008: The philosopher Charles Taylor, winner of both the Templeton Prize and the Kyoto Prize, spoke on his recently released book, "A Secular Age." Alfred Stepan served as discussant.

    • DISSERTATIONS AND THESES:
    • Caron Lanteigne, Louis-Philippe. "Vertus Et Limites De La Critique Communautarienne Du libéralisme." M.A., Université de Montréal, 2013.
    • De La Michellerie, Priscilla. "Le Désir d'Éternité : Réflexion Autour De La Notion De Plénitude Chez Charles Taylor." M.A., Université de Montréal, 2013.
    • Gordon, Jimmy-Lee. "Le Sens De La Croyance à l’âge Séculier Chez Charles Taylor : Une Herméneutique De l’expérience Religieuse." M.A., Université de Montréal, 2013.
    • Palma, Anthony. "Recognition of Diversity: Charles Taylor's Educational Thought." Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2014.
    • Renahan, Andrew. "From Authenticity to Accountability: Re-Imagining Charles Taylor's Best Account Principle." Ph.D., Concordia University, 2013.
    • Sepulveda del Río, Ignacio. "La Religión En El Mundo Secular: Trascendencia e Individualidad. Un Estudio Del Problema Desde El Pensamiento De Charles Taylor." PhD, Universidad de Valencia, Spain, 2013.

     

     

     

     


     

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    • PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • "[unknown title]." Postsäkularismus Zur Diskussion Eines Umstrittenen Begriffs. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2014. In German.
    •  "The Space of Exchange." In Radical Responsibilty : Celebrating the Thought of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, edited by Michael J. Harris, Daniel Rynhold, and Tamra Wright. Jerusalem: Maggid Books, 2013.  http://www.korenpub.com/EN/products/maggid/maggid/9781592643660
    •  "Forward." In Faithful to the Future: Listening to Yves Congar, edited by Brother Émile of Taizé. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
    • "Après L’Âge Séculier." In Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation, edited by Sylvie Taussig. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 9-15.
    •  "How to Define Secularism." In Boundaries of Toleration, edited by Charles Taylor and Alfred C. Stepan. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 59-78. http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-16566-2/boundaries-of-toleration.
    • Taylor, Charles and Alfred C. Stepan, eds. Boundaries of Toleration. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 328. http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-16566-2/boundaries-of-toleration
      Abstract:
      How can people of diverse religious, ethnic, and linguistic allegiances and identities live together without committing violence, inflicting suffering, or oppressing each other? In this volume, contributors explore the limits of toleration and suggest we think beyond them to mutual respect. Salman Rushdie reflects on the once tolerant Sufi-Hindu culture of Kashmir. Ira Katznelson follows with an intellectual history of toleration as a layered institution in the West. Charles Taylor advances a new approach to secularism in our multicultural world, and Akeel Bilgrami responds by offering context and caution to that approach. Nadia Urbinati explores why Cicero’s humanist ideal of Concord was not used in response to religious discord. The volume concludes with a refutation of the claim that toleration was invented in the West. Rajeev Bhargava writes on Asoka’s India, and Karen Barkey explores toleration within the Ottoman and Habsburg Empires. Sudipta Kaviraj examines accommodations and conflicts in India, and Alfred Stepan highlights contributions to toleration and multiple democratic secularisms in such Muslim-majority countries as Indonesia and Senegal.
    • Reprints:
    •  "What was the Axial Revolution?" In The Axial Age and its Consequences, edited by Robert N. Bellah and Hans Joas. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. 30-46.
    • Translations:
    • "L'Esclusione Democratica (Esistono Dei Rimedi?)." La Società Degli Individui: Quadrimestrale Di Teoria Sociale e Storia Delle Idee 43, no. 1 (2012): 97-126. In Italian.
    •  "Heidegger, Sprache Und Ökologie." [Heidegger, Language, and Ecology] In Politische Theorie Und Das Denken Heideggers, edited by Paul Sörensen and Nikolai Münch. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2013. In German.
    •  Sekulární Věk. Dilemata Moderní Společnosti. Vybrané Kapitoly [A Secular Age, selections] . Translated by Ondřej Štěch and Tomáš Chudý. Praha: Filosofia, 2013. In Czech. 
      Abstract:
      Co to znamená, když řekneme, že žijeme v sekulární době? V odpovědi na tuto otázku Charles Taylor dokládá, jakým zásadním způsobem se v průběhu posledních staletí změnilo postavení náboženství v západních společnostech. Český překlad vybraných kapitol Taylorova rozsáhlého díla ukazuje historický vývoj sekulárních aspektů moderní doby a objasňuje, jak se tyto změny promítají do naší současnosti a jaké důsledky to s sebou nese.  
    •  "Por Qué La Democracia Necesita El Patriotismo." [Why Democracy Needs Patriotism] In Los límites Del Patriotismo : Identidad, Pertenencia y "ciudadanía Mundial", translated by Carme Castells, edited by Martha C. Nussbaum and Joshua Cohen. Barcelona: Paidós, 2013. In Spanish.
    • Izvori sebstva. Razvoj modernog identiteta, [Sources of the Self], trans. by Marina Miladinov, Naklada Breza, 2011. In Croatian.
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    • SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Benedicto Rodríguez, Rubén. "Charles Taylor: El Ser Humano y El Bien." Contrastes: Revista Interdisciplinar De Filosofia 17, no. 1-2 (2012): 47-64. In Spanish.
      Abstract:
      After a critical reading of a range of Taylor's basic texts, this paper investigates the connection that appears in the work of Charles Taylor between the human agent and good, proposing traits of moral experience which derive from fundamental and historical aspects. Some anthropological, ethical and political problems which arise from the connections between this particular understanding of man and the good life are also examined. Similarly, assessment of both the theoretical and the practical scope of this proposal is given, pointing out its possible extension on an institutional level.

      Bociek, Klaudyna. "Kształtowanie Tożsamości Indywidualnej Człowieka w Kulturze Afirmacji Różnicy. Etyka Autentyczności Charlesa Taylora (Formation of Individual Identity in the Affirmation of Difference Culture. Charles Taylor’s Ethics of Authenticity)." Szkice Humanistyczne XIII, no. 4 (33) (2013): 15-28. In Polish.http://www.osw.olsztyn.pl/cms/files/docs/SzkiceHumanistyczne/szkice%2033%20.pdf.
      Abstract:
      This article is an attempt to analyze the concept of the ethics of authenticity created by Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor. The ideal of authenticity is rooted in romantic expressivism and is nowadays connected with the postulate of fulfillment in the Western European culture. The article raises the question about the possibility of the implementation of the ideal of authenticity on educational grounds. The article draws attention to the issue of how and in what axiological horizon young people can form their identity in a contemporary „fluid” postmodern reality, which rejects the traditional moral order. A distinctive feature of our times is to emphasize what is new, individual, subjective and different. In this sense we can speak of the „affirmation of difference” culture. In this reality, the ethical life model is the authenticity – a new form of the moral ideal of being true to oneself. The aim of this paper is not the assessment of ethics of authenticity „rightness” or lack thereof, but rather to draw attention to what it valuable, to save the sense of it by returning to the original ideal and to oppose the aberrations. We may presume that the remedy to the threat coming from the individualistic culture is the same ideal, but properly fulfilled – considering its conditions of meaningfulness, dialogical human nature and moral horizon.

      Briones, Pablo Lazo. "La Hermenéutica De La Construction De La Identidad Moderna : Una Relectura De Charles Taylor De Cara a Nuestro Mundo Multicultural." Estudios Sociológicos 25, no. 74 (2007): 463-489. In Spanish. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40421093;.
      Abstract:
      En el presente artículo se lleva a cabo una revisión crítica de la propuesta central del pensamiento de Charles Taylor con respecto a los espacios sociales multiculturales, es decir, sobre la propuesta de una reconstrucción hermenéutica de la identidad moderna que hemos heredado. Se proponen como tema de reflexión las posibles, y deseables, consecuencias éticas y jurídico-políticas de tal reconstrucción en lo que atañe a nuevas relaciones interculturales fincadas en una comprensión simbólica de talante interpretativo y autocrítico. Para ello, se revisan sintéticamente los principales momentos de la tesis tayloriana, presente en su libro Sources ofthe Self: The Making of Modern Identity, así como en otros de sus textos centrales, y se evalúa todo ello para defender una hipótesis propia, la consistente en sostener que estamos en condiciones de un cambio cultural a gran escala en nuestro mundo multicultural. /// 

      This is a critical revision of the central argument in the thought of Charles Taylor regarding multicultural social spaces, L e. the need of ahermeneutical reconstruction of the modern identity inherited by the contemporary world. The author sets out to weigh the possible and desirable ethical and legal-political consequences of such a reconstruction concerning new intercultural relations, from a symbolic understanding in an interpretive and self-critical vein. In so doing, a synthetic review of the highlights of Taylor's thesis in Sources of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity and other of his central texts is carried out, and then from an evaluation of this material a case is made for the hypothesis of this paper, namely, that the conditions for a large scale cultural change in our multicultural world have been reached.

      Calandín, Javier Gracia. "¿Lo Justo Versus Lo Bueno? Sobre 'Lo Justo' En La Filosofía De Charles Taylor." Pensamiento: Revista De Investigación e Información Filosofíca 68, no. 257 (09/01, 2012): 413-426. In Spanish. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,url,uid,cookie&db=phl&AN=PHL2199694&site=ehost-live.
      Abstract:
      The aim of this article is to analyze the famous confrontation between the right and the good. We start with the analysis of Charles Taylor about the different significances of the good and his criticism to a procedural and restrictive approach of the moral (such as Habermas and Kymlicka). Secondly, we review in depth the ethics of Taylor and we stress the vague remark of "the just" in the use of Taylor. Finally, we evaluate the deontological deficiencies of the ethics of Taylor and try to find other ways to complement it.

      Cincunegui, Juan Manuel. "Ética Y Filosofía De La Psicología." Veritas: Revista De Filosofía y Teología 28 (03/01, 2013): 133-146. In Spanish. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,url,uid,cookie&db=phl&AN=PHL2208894&site=ehost-live.
      Abstract:
      This article is part of the current debate between representatives from the disciplines of philosophy of mind and cognitive sciences on one hand, and the phenomenologists, on the other, about the status of consciousness and the nature of action. The recovery of the critical work of Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor, who in 'The Explanation of Behaviour' (1964) faced the behaviorist challenge to humanism, and whose principles are still largely present in the cognitivists doctrines, allows us to argue against the reductionist claim that the human can be explained through the nonhuman, without downplaying the importance of the mechanistic research in the relevant areas, but attentive to the inescapably teleological nature of action. And against the insistent forgetfulness in regard to the status of animals and nonhuman animals which means to recognize the need for a more fluid demarcation between the human, the nonhuman and the inanimate.

      Cloots, André, Stijn Latré, and Guido Vanheeswijck. "De Toekomst Van Het Christelijk Verleden: Marcel Gauchet Versus Charles Taylor Over De Essentie En De Evolutie Van Religie." Bijdragen, Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie En Theologie 73, no. 2 (2012): 143-167. In Dutch.
      Abstract:
      In this article, we will elaborate into detail the ambiguous relation between Marcel Gauchet and Charles Taylor with respect to the role of religion in general and Christianity in particular in the rise of the secular age, as presented in respectively 'Le désenchantement du monde' and 'A Secular Age'. Our inquiry unfolds by multiple steps. We start by looking at the great resemblances between both books. Our path continues by examining differences in their approach. These differences are twofold. First, we will examine the strains within their 'at face value' similar methodologies, in particular the strains between a transcendental, logical approach on the one hand and sensitivity for the inherent contingent and historical character of religious evolution on the other. Second, we will investigate the consequences of their divergent definitions of religions. This investigation leads us to focus on four aspects: the role of the axial religions; the significance of Incarnation and Reformation; the significance of Christianity as the "religion of the departure from religion"; the possibility of religious 'conversion'.

      Cooke, Bill. "Can we Afford to be 'Post-Secular?'." Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism (A Journal of the American Humanist Association) 21, no. 1 (01/01, 2013): 93-103.
      Abstract:
      The notion of our moving to a "postsecular" age has become a topic of conversation. As has been seen with discussions of "secular", "secularity", and "secularism", much depends on what is meant by the term in question. This article surveys what some of the "postsecular" thinkers are saying and looks at how far their views actually differ from those of avowed secularists over the past century and a half. In light of this, it is then asked whether a "postsecular" situation is desirable or even possible.

      Coulter, Dale M. "Wrestling with Charles Taylor." First Things (03/04, 2014): 04/01/2014. http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/03/on-secularity-and-social-imaginaries.

      Cuchumbé Holguín, Nelson Jair. "El Aporte Filosófico De Gadamer y Taylro a La Democracia: Actitud De Diálogo Abierto y Reconocimiento Recíproco." Praxis Filosofica 35 (07/01, 2012): 131-149. In Spanish.
      Abstract:
      The problem of dialogue between partners with different cultural expressions is one of the most notable challenges facing democratic societies today. This article addresses the key problem in the philosophical contributions of Hans Georg Gadamer and Charles Taylor. Central question is posed as: what attitudes merit promotion partners with incompatible cultural traditions to build democratic and multicultural political unit? It invokes a principle of argument the idea that open dialogue and mutual recognition are two attitudes unavoidable in any attempt to build healthy and multicultural democratic polity.

      Curran, Mary Bernard. "Expressive Individualism: A Change in the Idea of the Good and of Happiness." Heythrop Journal: A Bimonthly Review of Philosophy and Theology 54, no. 6 (11/01, 2013): 978-991. 
      Abstract:
      I propose an 'intellectual genealogy' of the widespread contemporary lifestyle called 'expressive individualism', tracing it back first to the cult of the artist as genius, which flourished during the 19th century, but which has been democratized and universalized in our time. I then trace it back one step further, somewhat surprisingly, to the altered depiction of Lucifer John Milton gives in his poem 'Paradise Lost'. Milton's Lucifer rejects not only Jesus as the highest creature, he rejects the Father as father; he announces 'I know none before me; I am self-begot.' To the extent that we embrace the ethic of 'expressive individualism', therefore, we are implicitly committed to Milton's Lucifer as an archetype for human fulfilment, which I suggest, however, is a toxic model.

      Cusinato, Guido. "Trascendenza Dal sé Ed Espressività: Costituzione Dell'Identità Personale Ed Esemplarità." Acta Philosophica: Pontificia Universita Della Santa Croce 21, no. 2 (2012): 259-284. In Italian.
      Abstract:
      There have been innumerable attempts to characterize personal identity either in terms of psychological continuity or in terms of the linear and self-referential process of reproduction of one's self. I will defend the thesis according to which personal identity emerges mainly as a process of transcendence of one's own "minimal self". It is precisely by means of this critical distancing from his self, I contend, that the individual learns to see himself under a new perspective as far as to experience his self as a surprise. Amazed at his own self, he lives a reawakening which leads him to a transformation of his way of living. This transcendence of the self cannot take place self-referentially but only through the force of an example provided by another person. Such act neither aims at the annihilation of the individual, nor does it contrast with self-love. It is in conflict merely with what Harry Frankfurt calls "self-indulgence". The idea of a transcendence of the self is already to be found in Plato, who fostered the overcoming of and purification from 'amathia' (in the sense of a "not knowing but pretending to know") and from an excessive love of oneself. Indeed, these latter would be the two grave diseases which render formless the soul of a human being, for they stand in the way of the 'cura sui'. The same theme will reappear in Max Scheler's phenomenological reduction, which endeavours to bracket egocentrism (construed as excessive love of oneself) in order to give a form to the personal identity.

      Douthat, Ross. "Religious Experience and the Modern Self." The New York Times (02/25, 2014). http://douthat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/religious-experience-and-the-modern-self/.

      Dreher, Rod. "Converting & De-Converting." The American Conservative (03/02, 2014). http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/converting-de-converting/.

      Finamore, Rosanna. "Guardare Al 'Futuro Del Passato Religioso'." Gregorianum 94, no. 1 (01/01, 2013): 141-144. In Italian.

      ———. "Un'Opera Caleidoscopica Sugli Orizzonti Della Secolarità." Gregorianum 94, no. 1 (01/01, 2013): 144-153. In Italian. 

      Ford, David F. "God’s Power and Human Flourishing:  A Biblical Inquiry After Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age." (n.d.). A paper presented at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture consultation on God’s Power and Human Flourishing, Sponsored by the McDonald Agape Foundation. http://faith.yale.edu/sites/default/files/david_ford_-_gods_power_and_human_flourishing_0.pdf.

      Gallagher, Michael Paul. "Charles Taylor's Critique of "Secularisation"." Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 97, no. 388, Burning Issues (Winter, 2008): 433-444. In English.http://www.jstor.org/stable/25660609.

      ———. "The 'use' of Literature in 'A Secular Age': A Note on Romanticism." Gregorianum 94, no. 1 (2013): 167-173. 

      Grondin, Jean. "Charles Taylor a-t-Il Des Raisons De Croire à Proposer? Grandeur Et Limites d'Une Justification De l'Option Métaphysique De La Croyance Par Des Enjeux Éthiques." Science Et Esprit: Revue De Philosophie Et De Théologie 64, no. 2 (05/01, 2012): 245-262. In French.
      Abstract:
      Taylor's 'Secular Age' defends a courageous thesis on the origins of the secular age and its true significance: (1) historically, it would be the consequence of the intensification of personal devotion in the late Middle Ages which would have led to a discovery of the autonomy of the individual; (2) the secular age would thus have less to do with a decline of belief, brought about by modern science, than with the emergence of new forms of ethical fullness which are not linked to transcendence. This essay first questions whether Taylor's broad historical thesis is cogently substantiated. In its second part, it argues that his philosophy, which rightly sees that the secular age implies a fragilization of faith, should be more preoccupied with the issue of the reasons of belief. It is far from certain that one can reduce the metaphysical option of belief to ethical considerations, as Taylor seems to think.

      Hanson, Richard J. "Hearts as Large as the World : Charles Taylor’s Best Account Principle as a Resource for  Comparative Theologians." Journal of Religion and Society 15 (2013).http://moses.creighton.edu/jrs/2013/2013-26.pdf.
      Abstract:
      This paper examines philosopher Charles M. Taylor’s Best Account principle, an epistemic  tool intended for use in multicultural societies, as one possible avenue for developing a more  conceptually robust comparative theology. Specifically, I engage Taylor’s Best Account, or  “BA” principle, with some of the trajectories suggested by Francis X. Clooney’s own  interreligious encounters, and Clooney’s theological reflections upon these experiences. I  compare Clooney’s interpretation of the dictum “to have a heart as large as the world” to  Taylor’s notion that the most adequate interpretation of human life is the one that makes the most sense in terms of the way human lives are actually lived (in essence, what Taylor means by “best account”), and use this as an opening to what I hope will be a wider conversation about the conceptual development of comparative theologies.

      Helfer, Inácio. "Os Bens Sociais São Sempre Bens Convergentes?" Trans/Form/Acao: Revista De Filosofia 35, no. 2 (01/01, 2012): 163-185. In Portuguese. 
      Abstract:
      A current strand of thought teaches that all collective goods are convergent goods. Its main exponents are the welfarist and utilitarian conceptions in the fields of economics and philosophy, respectively. This assumption presupposes that "social wholes" are inevitably composed of "parts", and that therefore the base of each public or social good is composed of individuals who would be ultimately responsible for its existence. Thus, public goods would be goods where the interests and choices of social actors converge. This essay shows that, first, according to Taylor's understanding, not all collective goods are convergent goods. Some social goods can be considered as irreducibly social goods, whose justification lies in reflection on their meaning. Second, it discusses the contribution that the Hegelian notion of ethics had on the formulation of this argument.

      Jacobs, James. "The Practice of Religion in Post-Secular Society." International Philosophical Quarterly 54, no. 1 (2014): 5-23.
      Abstract:
      This paper considers recent arguments from Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor that argue that even secular societies ought to tolerate religion for its practical benefits. Then, taking inspiration from Thomas Aquinas, I critique their positions as misconstruing the nature of religion in two fundamental ways. First, we must distinguish generic religion as a natural virtue from diverse species of faith that go beyond the duty to render homage to the First Cause. It will be seen that, generically, religion is integral to the common good inasmuch as it is essential to the perfection of the intellect’s search for truth. Second, from this it follows that religion ought not be justified in utilitarian terms of extrinsic benefit; rather, the good of religion is the intrinsic realization of the activity itself. In light of these correctives, I conclude that even secular societies ought to encourage religious belief, while remaining open to a variety of faiths.

      Koenig, Matthias. "Jenseits Des Sakularisierungsparadigmas? Eine Auseinandersetzung Mit Charles Taylor." Kölner Zeitschrift Für Soziologie Und Sozialpsychologie 63, no. 4 (2011): 649-673. In German.http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11577-011-0150-5#.
      Abstract:
      Mit seinem Buch A Secular Age hat der Sozialphilosoph Charles Taylor einen aufsehenerregenden Alternativentwurf zum klassischen Säkularisierungsparadigma vorgelegt. Das Ziel dieses Artikels ist es, ihn auf die religionssoziologische Diskussion um Säkularisierung und deren verschiedenen Teilprozesse zu beziehen. Es werden drei Ansprüche formuliert, an denen Alternativentwürfe zu messen sind. Erstens müssen sie verständlich machen, warum „Säkularität“ zu einer so wichtigen Selbstbeschreibungskategorie moderner Gesellschaften werden konnte. Zweitens müssen sie das in Jahrzenten religionssoziologischer Forschung akkumulierte Wissen über Entkirchlichung mit den von Kritikern hervorgehobenen Befunden genuin moderner religiöser Vitalität integrieren. Und drittens müssen sie die vielfältigen Muster der Differenzierung religiöser und politischer Ordnung im Gesellschafts- und Kulturvergleich beschreiben und erklären können. In kritischer Auseinandersetzung mit Taylor werden Grenzen kulturalistischer Theorien moderner Säkularität und bleibende Aufgaben historisch-soziologischer Forschung zu Religion in der Moderne identifiziert.   Charles Taylor's book A Secular Age is a widely appraised alternative to the classical paradigm of secularization theory. This article situates this alternative theory within the debate of sociology of religion on secularization and its sub-components. Three requirements are formulated that alternative conceptions would have to met. First, they need to understand why „secularity" became such a prominent category of self interpretation in modem societies. Second, they have to be able to integrate years of cumulative sociological research on sub-processes of secularization with findings on genuinely modem forms of religious vitality emphasized by the classical paradigm's critics. And in light of on-going debates over multiple modernities, they would need to describe and explain the varieties of differentiation in societal and cultural comparison. In critical discussion of Charles Taylor's contribution, the limits of culturalist theories of modem secularity as well as some tasks for historical-sociological research on religion in modernity are identified. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract).

      Koppelman, Andrew. "Keep it Vague: The Many Meanings of Religious Freedom." Commonweal (11/04, 2013). https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/keep-it-vague.

      Laitinen, Arto. Strong Evaluation without Moral Sources: On Charles Taylor's Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics. Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2008. http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/38264
      Abstract:
      Charles Taylor (1931- ) is one of the leading living philosophers. This is the first extended study on the key notions of his views in philosophical anthropology and ethical theory. Firstly, Laitinen clarifies, qualifies and defends Taylor's thesis that transcendental arguments show that personal understandings concerning ethical and other values (so called "strong evaluation") is necessary, in different ways, for human agency, selfhood, identity and personhood. Secondly, Laitinen defends and develops in various ways Taylor's value realism. Finally, the book criticizes Taylor's view.

      Leroux, Georges. "La Sécularité Et Le Cadre Immanent." Science Et Esprit: Revue De Philosophie Et De Théologie 64, no. 2 (05/01, 2012): 277-292. In French.
      Abstract:
      The concept of "immanent framework" supports the entire hermeneutical and phenomenological enterprise of Charles Taylor's work. The latter insists on intrinsic liberty, constitutive of the immanent framework, firmly opposing the interpreters of sympathisers of a secular rupture or a necessary closure. Due to his grounding in Christianity, the "immanent framework" has preserved an openness, even when it has been directed from the outside, against all religious forms, and particularly against Christianity. As a result, the importance of Taylor's work resides principally in the transcendental analysis of conditions for belief in the "immanence framework.".

      Linker, Damon. "Is Secularism Inevitable?" The Week (02/27, 2014). http://theweek.com/article/index/257008/is-secularism-inevitable.

      Lucier, Pierre. "La Possibilité De Croire Dans Une Culture De l'Immanence." Science Et Esprit: Revue De Philosophie Et De Théologie 64, no. 2 (05/01, 2012): 263-275. In French.
      Abstract:
      This study is interested in Taylor's thesis, according to which belief would be a possible option in a secularised world, naturally plunged into immanence, provided that, by some ideological bias or by the hidden experience of fulfilment, one does not arbitrarily declare the closure of this world on oneself. The author of 'A Secular Age' suggests that this thesis is tantamount to, by another ideological bias, to deny the logic itself of immanence, and to raise significant philosophical and theological questions concerning the possibility of belief in accepting fully the "immanence framework." He asks himself why religious belief in general and the Christian faith in particular should requires the moved adhesion to some previous world, even the preservation of the preaxial religious?

      Lysaker, John. "Finding My Way through Moral Space: A Whim-Wham for Charles Scott." Epoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 17, no. 1 (09/01, 2012): 143-154.
      Abstract:
      The ongoing task of self-discovery, which I figure as self-finding, following Emerson, is integral to the human condition. While its results are always fragmentary, self-finding also conducts the currents of life in ways that establish conditions for our lives and those of others. This activity is mistakenly constrained by Charles Taylor, who argues that it remains tied to moral space. Charles Scott's work shows how moral space can be found in a manner that suspends the necessity of moral space and generates new possibilities.

      Main, Roderick. "In a Secular Age : Weber, Taylor, Jung." Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society 18, no. 3 (2013): 277-294.
      Abstract:
      Sociologists engaging with depth psychology have rarely drawn on the work of C. G. Jung. Part of the reason for this, I suggest, is Jung’s seeming tendency to credit, and be informed by, religious and non-rational perspectives. In this article I first highlight what sociologists might find problematic in Jung by comparing his views on the desacralisation of the modern world with Max Weber’s views on disenchantment. I then argue that Charles Taylor’s recent alternative account of disenchantment and secularity provides a framework within which Jung’s thought becomes more sociologically creditable despite, and even because of, its approach to matters of religion. 

      Meijer, Michiel. "Nietzsche and Taylor between Truth and Meaning." Bijdragen, Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie En Theologie 73, no. 2 (2012): 168-189.
      Abstract:
      This article explores the relation between truth and meaning by staging a confrontation between Friedrich Nietzsche, the herald of nihilism who claimed that all previous foundations of morality have been undermined, and Charles Taylor, the advocate of 'strong evaluation' and the inevitability of meaningfulness. Central to this discussion is the relation between nihilism, truth, morality and meaning in the morally pluralistic context of a postmodern society. How do meaning and truth relate in a secular, post-traditional age? Does the longing for truth necessarily eliminate all possible forms of meaning, and, vice versa, does the human capacity to create meaning require that we suppress or even abandon the claim to truth altogether?.

      Millman, Noah. "“We Will do, and we Will Hear” and the Primacy of Experience." The American Conservative (03/05, 2014). http://www.theamericanconservative.com/millman/we-will-do-and-we-will-hear-and-the-primacy-of-experience/.

      Nielsen, Morten Ebbe Juul. "The Duty to Recognize Culture." Cultura: International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology 9, no. 1 (2012): 215-234.
      Abstract:
      Do we have a "duty to recognize culture"? The aim of this paper is to examine the following question: assuming we have reasons to respect or value recognition 'per se', do we on that background also have reasons to recognize culture? More specifically, does "culture" furnish a particular morally relevant fact with 'pro tanto' force, providing the basis for a duty to recognize culture? The paper first examines the concept of recognition and then proceeds to analyze "the recognition thesis", a general argument for why or how culture can be a salient part of what should be recognized. On that basis, the more specific theories of recognition proposed by Axel Honneth and Charles Taylor are examined, and it is argued that neither of these theories support a general duty to recognize culture.

      Raguž, I. "Vjernik i nevjernik pod unakrsnim pritiskom: Charles Taylor o sekularnom dobu [Theist and Atheist under the cross-pressure: Charles Taylor on Secular Age]." Diacovensia 20 (2007). In Croatian.

      Rettig, Edward. "Charles Taylor and Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century." Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (12/31, 2013). http://jcpa.org/article/charles-taylor-and-jewish-identity/.

      Rundell, John. "Charles Taylor’s Search for Transcendence: Mystery, Suffering, Violence." In Secularisations and their Debates: Perspectives on the Return of Religion in the Contemporary West, edited by Matthew Sharpe and Dylan Nickelson, vol. 5, 2014. 199-210. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-7116-1_11
      Abstract:
      This chapter critically reconstructs Taylor’s image of modernity, and his accompanying human self-image of what he terms the modern buffered self against which he will posit a porous one. The porous self is his own critical anthropology, which points beyond the specifically religious reference point of A Secular Age to the transcendent. It is argued here that there are three main threads with which Taylor weaves his concern with transcendence—suffering, violence and mystery. Suffering, violence and mystery are imbued in his critique of the modern condition. By contrast, and in a critique of modern violence, mystery, so Taylor argues, has been re-articulated in the Romantic counter-current in a way that opens onto another possible relation to moments of transcendence.

      Salmeri, Giovanni. "Alcune Note Critiche Sulle Cause Della Secolarizzazione." Gregorianum 94, no. 1 (01/01, 2013): 160-167. In Italian. 

      Sariyar, Murat. "Justification of Ethical Considerations in Health Economics -- Merging the Theories of Niklas Luhmann and Charles Taylor." Health Sociology Review 21, no. 3 (09, 2012): 343-354.
      Abstract:
      Dealing with ethics in health economics on socio-philosophical grounds is not yet well established. This paper shows how a liaison between the system theory of Luhmann and the philosophy of Taylor can be used to analyze and justify the incorporation of ethical considerations into health economics. One rationale for the incorporation of ethical consideration into health economics is the deficiencies in capturing all relevant needs of health system participants with common (welfare) economics. A second reason why health economics should account for ethical values is the fact that its decisions are already based on implicit value judgments. The impact of our approach is exemplified by the concept of 'quality adjusted life years'.

      Senigaglia, Cristiana. "Freiheitsvollzug Und Anerkennungsanspruch: Fichte, Charles Taylor Und Die Heutige Fragestellung." Fichte-Studien 40 (2012): 179-197. In German.

      Sepúlveda del Río, Ignacio. "La Religiosidad Se Transforma En El Siglo XXI, Según Charles Taylor." Tendencias De Las Religiones (01/29, 2014). In Spanish. http://www.tendencias21.net/La-religiosidad-se-transforma-en-el-siglo-XXI-segun-Charles-Taylor_a30175.html.
      Abstract:
      Cuando se reflexiona sobre las tendencias que las tradiciones religiosas muestran de cara al siglo XXI, no se puede dejar de lado la figura de Charles Taylor, profesor de derecho y filosofía en la Northwestern University Estados Unidos y profesor emérito del departamento de filosofía de la Universidad McGill de Montreal. Taylor está especializado en cuestiones como la secularidad, la espiritualidad, el retorno de Dios, la posmodernidad o los fundamentalismos. El filósofo defiende que numerosas formas de religiosidad han desaparecido o se han desestabilizado, pero otras han sido creadas, debido a que el papel de la religión dentro de las sociedades ha cambiado drásticamente en los últimos siglos. Por Ignacio Sepúlveda del Río.

      Sessions, David. "What really Happens when People Lose their Religion?" Patrol: A Review of Religion, Politics, and Culture (04/30, 2013). http://www.patrolmag.com/2013/04/30/david-sessions/what-really-happens-when-people-lose-their-faith/.

      ———. "Secularism Isn’t Inevitable, but It’s Pervasive." Patrol: A Review of Religion, Politics, and Culture (03/01, 2014). http://www.patrolmag.com/2014/03/01/david-sessions/secularism-is-pervasive-but-not-inevitable/.

      Sheppard, Kenneth. "Our Ethical Puzzles." Patrol: A Review of Religion, Politics, and Culture (03/21, 2011). http://www.patrolmag.com/2011/03/21/kenneth-sheppard/our-ethical-puzzles/.

      ———. "Charles Taylor and the Politics of Secularism." Patrol: A Review of Religion, Politics, and Culture (01/16, 2013). http://www.patrolmag.com/2013/01/16/kenneth-sheppard/charles-taylor-and-the-politics-of-secularism/.

      Smith,James K.A. How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014.  http://www.eerdmans.com/Products/6761/how-not-to-be-secular.aspx
      Abstract:
      How (Not) to Be Secular is what Jamie Smith calls "your hitchhiker's guide to the present" — it is both a reading guide to Charles Taylor's monumental work A Secular Age and philosophical guidance on how we might learn to live in our times.   Taylor's landmark book A Secular Age (2007) provides a monumental, incisive analysis of what it means to live in the post-Christian present — a pluralist world of competing beliefs and growing unbelief. Jamie Smith's book is a compact field guide to Taylor's insightful study of the secular, making that very significant but daunting work accessible to a wide array of readers.   Even more, though, Smith's How (Not) to Be Secular is a practical philosophical guidebook, a kind of how-to manual on how to live in our secular age. It ultimately offers us an adventure in self-understanding and maps out a way to get our bearings in today's secular culture, no matter who "we" are — whether believers or skeptics, devout or doubting, self-assured or puzzled and confused. This is a book for any thinking person to chew on.

      ———. "How (Not) to Read Charles Taylor: A Reply to Linker, Part I." The Cardus Daily (03/10, 2014). http://www.cardus.ca/blog/2014/03/how-not-to-read-charles-taylor-a-reply-to-linker-part-i.

      Smith, Nicholas H. Charles Taylor : Meaning, Morals, and Modernity. Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2002.

      Spence, Keith. Charles Taylor : Modernity, Freedom and Community. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2004.

      Stern, Robert. "Taylor, Transcendental Arguments, and Hegel on Consciousness." Revista De Filosofia (Mexico) 44, no. 132 (01/01, 2012): 17-38. 
      Abstract:
      In this paper, I consider Charles Taylor's classic article "The Opening Arguments of the 'Phenomenology'", in which Taylor presents an account of the Consciousness chapter of the 'Phenomenology' as a transcendental argument. I set Taylor's discussion in context and present its main themes. I then consider a recent objection to Taylor's approach put forward by Stephen Houlgate: namely, that to see Hegel as using transcendental arguments would be to violate Hegel's requirement that his method in the 'Phenomenology' needs to be presuppositionless. I concede that Houlgate's criticism of Taylor has some force, but argue that nonetheless Taylor can suggest instead that though Hegel is not offering transcendental arguments here, he can plausibly be read as making transcendental claims, so that perhaps Houlgate and Taylor are not so far apart after all, notwithstanding this disagreement.

      Suárez Rivero, David. "Argumentos Trascendentales." Revista De Filosofia (Mexico) 44, no. 132 (01/01, 2012): 7-16. In Spanish. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,url,uid,cookie&db=phl&AN=PHL2196933&site=ehost-live.

      Taussig, Sylvie, ed. Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 281. In French. http://lectures.revues.org/14084.

    • Abel, Olivier. "Laïcité, Sécularité, Urbanité." In Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation, edited by Sylvie Taussig. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 51-72.
    • Gauchet, Marcel. "Le Désenchantement Désenchanté." In Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation, edited by Sylvie Taussig. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 73-82.
    • Montenot, Jean. "L’Âge Séculier Dans l’œuvre De Charles Taylor." In Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation, edited by Sylvie Taussig. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 17-22.
    • Motzkin, Gabriel. "Taylor Et Le Monde Séculier." In Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation, edited by Sylvie Taussig. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 113-130.
    • Portier, Philippe. "Charles Taylor Et La Sociologie De La Sécularisation." In Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation, edited by Sylvie Taussig. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 83-112.
    • Poulat, Émile. "« Un Océan Et Trois Cents Hivers »." In Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation, edited by Sylvie Taussig. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 23-26.
    • Schlegel, Jean-Louis. "Le Sens Du Romantisme." In Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation, edited by Sylvie Taussig. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 131-138.
    • Taussig, Sylvie"Une Introduction à La Lecture De L’Âge Séculier ." In Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation, edited by Sylvie Taussig. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 27-50.
    • Taylor, Charles. "Après L’Âge Séculier." In Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation, edited by Sylvie Taussig. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 9-15.
    • Wismann, Heinz. "Habermas Et Le Post-Séculier." In Charles Taylor. Religion Et sécularisation, edited by Sylvie Taussig. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2014. 139
    • Trianni, Paolo. "Dall'Idea all'Immanente: Annotazioni Intorno Al Rapporto Tra Concettualizzazione Filosofica e Immaginario Storico." Gregorianum 94, no. 1 (01/01, 2013): 153-160. In Italian.

      Vanheeswijck, Guido. "The Concept of Transcendence in Charles Taylor's Later Work." Currents of Encounter 42 (2011): 67. http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/essays/78077125/concept-transcendence-charles-taylors-later-work.
      Abstract:
      An essay is presented on philosopher Charles Taylor's work with reference to the concept of transcendence. The author states that the concept of the incomprehensible God in Western culture and its evolution is depicted in Taylor's work. The author highlights the secularization drawn from the influence of the image of God as the "other." Taylor defines Christianity as the religion of departure from religion.  

      Vidanec, Dafne. „'Homo religiosus' u postmoderno vrijeme: od transcendencije do u rezidenciju“ ['Homo religiosus' in the Postmodern Age: from Transcendence to the Residency]. In Ivan Antunović (ed.), Vjera i politika/Zbornik radova međunarodnog znanstvenog simpozija održanog u Zagrebu 15. prosinca 2007., Zagreb 2009, str. 187-212. In Croatian.

      ———. “Living, Thinking and Acting in a Secular Age. Reflections on Taylor’s Interpretation of the Religion Issue” u: Integration Religiöser Pluralität – Philosophische und Theologische Beiträge zum Religionsverständnis in der Moderne, Hans-Peter Grosshans i Malte Dominik Krüger (ur.), Evangelische Verlagsanstalt Leipzig, 2010, str. 139-158.

      ———. „Relevantnost etike identiteta u javnoj upravi“ [The Relevance of the Ethics of Identity in the Public Administration]. In Vlado Belaj (ed.), Zbornik radova druge međunarodne konferencije Razvoj javne uprave, Hrvatski dom Vukovar/Veleučilište L. Ružička, Vukovar, 11. i 12. svibnja 2012., pp. 633-652. In Croatian.

      Vila-Chã, João,J. "La Narrazione Culturale Di Charles Taylor e Alcuni Suoi Effetti." Gregorianum 94, no. 1 (2013): 173-179. In Italian. 

      Zegers Prado, Beatriz. "La Cuestión Del Bien y La Identidad Narrativa De Charles Taylor." Pensamiento: Revista De Investigación e Información Filosofíca 69, no. 258 (01/01, 2013): 53-70. In Spanish.
      Abstract:
      Modern life poses unprecedented challenges in dealing with the task of defining a stable identity and achieving self-fulfillment. It is possible sustain that is a legacy of modernity that the person is the main character of her own life and configure it by means of autonomous decisions. It is true that she must decide, although she has to do so from deep convictions if she does not want to be influenced by a culture that -- in Charles Taylor's perspective -- has trivialized the ideal of authenticity and has exalted a freedom that increases individualism. This essay is focused on the actions full of significance and the adherence to true goods that shape the identity and its narrative. The basics are in the anthropology and ethics of the philosopher just mentioned.

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    • REVIEWS:
    •  "Secularism and Freedom of Conscience." Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 75, no. 2 (2013): 401-402. In Dutch.
    • Beltrami, Fábio. "A Ética Da Autenticidade." Conjectura: Filosofia e Educação 17, no. 1 (2012): 230-233. In Portuguese.
    • Murcía González, Andrés. "El Poder De La Religión En La Esfera Pública." Derechos y Libertades, no. 27 (06/01, 2012): 379-389. In Spanish.
    • Richmond, Sheldon. "Dilemmas and Connections: Selected Essays." Marx & Philosophy Review of Books (12/31, 2013). http://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/reviews/2014/902.
    • Skotnicki, Andrew. "Secularism and Freedom of Conscience
      by Jocelyn Maclure and Charles Taylor, Transl. by Jane Marie Todd." Catholic Higher Education Advocate (11/26, 2013). http://cheausa.org/secularism-and-freedom-of-conscience/.
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    • MEDIA:
    • Craig Calhoun. "Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age has Limits and Problems that make You Think further." [Podcast]. 02/17 2014. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2014/02/17/craig-calhoun-podcast/
    • Imbelli, Rev. Robert P. and Charles Taylor. "Revitalizing the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Catholic University Campuses: A Conversation with Charles Taylor." [Video File]. Boston College, November 10, 2013.
    • Taylor,Charles and Daniel Turp. "Charles Taylor and Daniel Turp Debate Secularism and Social Values." [Video File]. 3 October 2013.
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    • DISSERTATIONS AND THESES:
    • Blakely, Jason William. "Three Political Philosophers Debate Social Science: Leo Strauss, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Charles Taylor." Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2013.
    • Driscoll, Frank Edward,IV. "A Faithful Solidarity: Alternative Assumptions and Procedures for a Democratic Public Reasoning in Crisis." M.A., California State University, Fullerton, 2013.
    • Schleeter, Michael Thomas. "Sentiment without System: An Hegelian Reconsideration of the Communitarian Critique of Liberalism." Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2011.
    • Varghese, Joshy P. "The Metaphysics of Diversity and Authenticity: A Comparative Reading of Taylor and Gandhi on Holistic Identity." Ph.D., Boston College, 2013.
    • Vidanec, Dafne. Ideal moralnosti modernoga čovjeka u filozofskoj interpretaciji Charlesa Taylora [Engl.:The Moral Ideal of the Modern Man in the Charles Taylor's Philosophical Interpretation]. M.A. Thesis, University of Zagreb/Croatian Studies-Faculty of Philosophy of the Society of Jesus, Zagreb, 2007.
    • Vidanec, Dafne. Čovjek i njegovo djelovanje u filozofiji Charlesa Taylora: hermeneutiziranje identiteta modernoga čovjeka [Engl.: Man and His Agency in the Philosophical Thought of Charles Taylor: the Modern Man Identity Hermeneutics], unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Zagreb/Croatian Studies-Faculty of Philosophy of the Society of Jesus, Zagreb, 2011.
    • Yi, Zane G. "The Possibility of God: An Examination and Evaluation of Charles Taylor's Transcendental Critique of Closed Worlds." Ph.D., Fordham University, 2013.

    Updated 20 August 2013

    • PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • "Retrieving Realism." In Mind, Reason, and being-in-the-World : The McDowell-Dreyfus Debate, edited by Joseph K. Schear. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2013. 61-90.
    • "Dostoevsky and Terrorism." In Dostoevsky and the Contemporary World. Lonergan Review 4, 1996. Available here.
    • Reprints:
    • "Interculturalism Or Multiculturalism?" Reset Dialogues on Civilizations (24 June, 2013). http://www.resetdoc.org/story/00000022267.
    • Translations:
    • La Scommessa Del Laico [Italian translation of Laïcité et liberté de conscience]. Translated by Federica Giardini. Roma: Laterza, 2013.
    • A Ética Da Autenticidade [Portuguese translation of The Ethics of Authenticity] . Translated by Talyta Carvalho. Realizações Editora, 2011.
    • "Some Conditions of a Viable Democracy." In Democracia Republicana / Republican Democracy, edited by Renato Cristi and J. Ricardo Tranjan. Santiago, Chile: LOM Ediciones, 2012. [Translation of "Algunas Condiciones Para Una Democracìa Viable." In Democracìa y Participaciòn, edited by R. Alvagay and Carlos Ruiz. Santiago: Ediciones Melquiades, 1988.]
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    • SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Asiedu, F. B. A. "Theology in a Subjunctive Mood: Reflections on Charles Taylor's A Secular Age." Scottish Journal of Theology 66, no. 2 (May, 2013): 230-240.
      Abstract:
      Charles taylor's A secular age is by any account a monumental work. it has spawned a cottage industry of comment which should not abate for a long time to come. while social theorists have engaged taylor's arguments from the very moment the book appeared, theologians seem to have been slower to comment. recently, however, two important theological assessments have appeared in the journal of religion and modern theology.
    • Blakely, Jason. "Returning to the Interpretive Turn: Charles Taylor and His Critics." Review of Politics 75, no. 3 (June 2013): 383-406.
      Abstract:
      In skirmishes over the interpretive turn, the work of charles taylor is frequently cited as representing the state of the art. yet a systematic assessment of taylor's interpretivism in light of the most salient criticisms made against it has not been conducted. this paper argues that taylor's interpretivism withstands the strongest criticisms made of it so far, and therefore is an essential resource for revitalizing the interpretive turn. although it is widely acknowledged in the secondary literature that taylor's interpretivism rests on ontological claims about human agency, this paper presents a novel justification for this thesis as derived from a heideggerian phenomenology of moods. it also presents two novel ways in which a defense of taylor's interpretivism helps to bridge the gap between empirical social science research and normative political and ideological critique. in the latter discussion, it draws on taylor's most recently published work.
    • Calandín, Javier Gracia. "Identidades Complejas y Dinámicas. Redescubriendo El Potencial Hermenéutico De La Filosofía Política De Charles Taylor." Revista Española De Ciencia Política, no. 28 (03, 2012): 11-30. In Spanish. http://recp.es/index.php/recp/article/view/1/pdf.
      Abstract:
      This article focuses on the political philosophy of canadian philosopher charles taylor, with a particular emphasis on the concept of identity. the author examines the relationship between modernity and both individual and collective identity. he also provides responses to critiques of taylor's political views of communitarianism from a procedural liberalist point of view. taylor's thoughts on philosophical hermeneutics, especially those related to human understanding and recognition, are also explored.
    • Carnevale, Franco A. "Charles Taylor, Hermeneutics and Social Imaginaries: A Framework for Ethics Research." Nursing Philosophy 14, no. 2 (2013): 86-95.
      Abstract:
      Hermeneutics, also referred to as interpretive phenomenology, has led to important contributions to nursing research. the philosophy of Charles Taylor has been a major source in the development of contemporary hermeneutics, through his ontological and epistemological articulations of the human sciences. the aim of this paper is to demonstrate that taylor's ideas can further enrich hermeneutic inquiry in nursing research, particularly for investigations of ethical concerns. the paper begins with an outline of taylor's hermeneutical framework, followed by a review of his key ideas relevant for ethics research. the paper ends with a discussion of my empirical research with critically ill children in canada and france in relation to taylor's ideas, chiefly social imaginaries. I argue that taylor's hermeneutics provides a substantive moral framework as well as a methodology for examining ethical concerns.
    • Cristi, Renato and J. Ricardo Tranjan. "Charles Taylor and Republican Democracy." In Democracia Republicana/Republican Democracy, edited by Renato Cristi and J. Ricardo Tranjan. Santiago, Chile: LOM Ediciones, 2012. http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/taylor-charles.shtml.
    • Dyrness, William. "Subjectivity, the Person, and Modern Art Subjectivity, the Person, and Modern Art : Theological Reflections on Jacques Maritain and Charles Taylor." Cross Currents 63, no. 1 (March 2013): 92-105.
      Abstract:
      The article discusses the way in which christian theology can inform an understanding of the personal nature of art through an examination of the thought of philosophers Charles Taylor and Jacques Maritain pertaining to personhood and the connection between art and religion. the author explains how these figures view the importance of subjectivity to modern art in particular, and notes Maritain's notion that God is involved in the creative process due to the christological foundations of subjectivity.
    • Edyvane, Derek. "The Varieties of Cultural Perception: Multiculturalism After Recognition." European Legacy 16, no. 6 (10, 2011): 735-750.
      Abstract:
      Doubts about the enterprise of cultural recognition have helped to fuel a backlash against the politics of multiculturalism in europe during the last decade. such doubts are well-founded. Charles Taylor's seminal discussion of the politics of recognition neglects serious difficulties that arise for the activity of recognition when the objective and subjective dimensions of cultural identity diverge. narratives of cultural “passing” help to highlight these difficulties and demonstrate that recognition can sometimes contribute to identity-based oppression. however, this conclusion does not commit us to a politics of cultural indifference or assimilation: The rejection of recognition does not entail the rejection of perception in general. iris murdoch's notion of “attention” provides a corrective to our understanding of recognition and thereby supplies a potentially superior ethical and perceptual basis for european multiculturalism in the twenty-first century.
    • Fisher-Høyrem, Stefan. "Charles Taylor and Political Religion: Overlapping Concerns and Points of Tension." Religion Compass 7, no. 8 (August 2013): 326-337.
      Abstract:
      This article introduces some key aspects of the secularization thesis put forward in Charles Taylor's A secular age (2007), with a particular view to how these might illuminate and/or complicate the study of political religion. particularly helpful are taylor's attention to nuance western theological controversies and his emphasis on how ideas and ultimate concerns are not only expressed in obviously ritualistic or 'religious' mass events, but are also embodied on the level of ordinary and habitual collective practices. however, the encounter between taylor's work and the field of political religion also accentuates points of seemingly irresolvable tension. taylor insists that the notions of an 'ordinary' world and autonomous individuals with an innate urge to transcend it-both notions underpinning most studies of political religion-cannot be accepted as a priori but must be historicized and explained. ultimately, the article encourages scholars of political religion to consider the critiques implicit in taylor's thesis in the hope that this might generate new and better ways of studying 'ultimate concerns' and their place in modernity.
    • Jagiello, Jaroslaw. "Logos Und Glaube Im „secular Age". Zur Religionsphilosophischen Aktualität Des Ebner'Schen Denkens." Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 16, no. 2 (09, 2011): 17-38. In German.
      Abstract:
      The chief motivation for undertaking this research comes from my encounter with Charles Taylor's excellent work, "A secular age", in which he not only analyzes the various historical manifestations of secularization in western civilization, but also -- and above all -- tries to identify the newly emerging conditions in which forms of religious belief may develop on the threshold of the new millennium, in the context of what he himself describes as a secular age. my paper chiefly focuses on the fact that the routes leading to, and attempts to bring about, a revival of christian spirituality in the modern world, which taylor describes in his book, were already a concern for many philosophers working at the start of the 20th century. one amongst these, the austrian thinker ferdinand ebner, occupies a special position. known to the philosophical world as one of the originators of dialogical thinking, ebner uncovers the real key to the revitalization and consolidation of christian spirituality in the form of the reality of the spoken word. first and foremost, his philosophy of the word constitutes a spectacular example of the intensive search for meaning in life: Something not always easy for human beings in a secular age to discover and define for themselves. in this paper I also aim to present the basis for ebner's assertion of an inseparable link between the word and religious faith, and to show how this relationship founds a possibility for the renewal of christian spirituality in the modern world.
    • Kaplan, Grant. "Widening the Dialectic: Secularity and Christianity in Conversation." In Teaching Theology in the 21st Century: Essays by the Students of Michael J. Buckley S.J., edited by Anna Moreland and Joseph Curran. Crossroad/Herder: C21 Series, 2012.
      Notes: Also published in lonergan workshop journal 24 (2010): 131-66.
    • Karolis, Alexander C. "Sense in Competing Narratives of Secularization: Charles Taylor and Jean-Luc Nancy." Sophia: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysical Theology and Ethics (April, 2013): 1-22.
      Abstract:

      In this article, using the recent work by Charles Taylor in A secular age as my point of departure, I will argue that jean-luc nancy enables us to think past the competing binary of atheistic and religious experience and allows us to surpass the present narratives of secularism. In A secular age, taylor himself seeks a middle ground between atheism and religion, arguing that it is possible to open ourselves to the cross-pressures of modern existence that find us caught between scientific atheism and a need for spiritual and religious guidance. here, taylor finds a way of picturing ourselves within a secular age, remaining faithful to scientific rationalism, but still open to religion and a sense of a higher good. however, as I shall demonstrate, in his thesis taylor misrepresents the continental philosophical tradition (particularly nietzsche and post-structuralism) that has itself sought to understand these cross-pressures of existence. taking this misrepresentation, and specifically his reductive and colloquial analysis of nietzsche, camus, and derrida, as my point of departure, I provide an alternative manner of thinking through the work of these writers, one that leads to a detailed analysis of jean-luc nancy and his project the deconstruction of christianity. in this analysis I argue that nancy provides a manner of thinking that remains open and allows an experience of freedom, without seeking to close that sense of openness with explanation, nor maintaining that sense of openness with a conception of the divine.
    • Meana, Diego Rosales. "La Identidad Personal y Religiosa En El Espacio Público . Un Comentario Desde La Obra De Charles Taylor." Estudios: Filosofía, Historia, Letras, no. 101 (06, 2012): 165-178. In Spanish.
      Abstract:
      The objective of this work is to show Charles Taylor's theory of how religious identities are coordinated in the public scene. it would seem that religious expression should remain relegated to a private environment. However, Taylor's multiculturalism allows an inclusive view of the public space. firstly, we will address the different notions of identity and then of religious identity and its rationality. finally, we will approach the need for recognition and how this realization of religious identity should go beyond the tolerance of religious practice. (English)
      El objetivo de este trabajo es mostrar cómo se articulan las identidades religiosas en el espacio público según el pensamiento de Charles Taylor. Podría parecer que las expresiones religiosas deben quedar relegadas al ámbito privado. sin embargo, el multiculturalismo de taylor permite comprender el espacio público de manera incluyente. en primer lugar, hablaré de las diferentes nociones de "identidad". En segundo, de la identidad religiosa y de su racionalidad. por último, de la necesidad reconocimiento y de cómo la afirmación de la identidad religiosa debe ser algo más que permitir el culto de los creyentes. (Spanish)
    • Morita, Akihiko. "A Neo-Communitarian Approach on Human Rights as a Cosmopolitan Imperative in East Asia." Filosofi a Unisinos 13, no. 3 (Dec, 2012). http://www.unisinos.br/revistas/index.php/filosofia/article/download/fsu.2012.133.01/1227.
    • Pereira, Gustavo. "Intersubjectivity and Evaluations of Justice." Thesis Eleven 108, no. 1 (02, 2012): 66-83.
      Abstract:
      The capability approach assigns a central role to the contexts within which social interactions take place, which make individual liberty achievable. however, an auxiliary concept is necessary to explain the contexts of collective action more accurately. in this paper I shall present Taylor’s concept of irreducibly social goods as a supplement to the capability approach. I shall also introduce the concept of hermeneutics as a strategy suitable for evaluating which capabilities are to be considered valid, as an alternative to aggregative methodologies. this conceptual development at the core of the capability approach demands to be framed by a normative criterion that enables us to distinguish between emancipatory and conservative contexts of social action; for that purpose I make use of the subject idealization that honneth and anderson present.
    • Rodrigues, Osvaldino Marra and Elnora Gondim. "Considerações Sobre a Educação: Uma Perspectiva do Self." Acta Scientiarum: Human & Social Sciences 33, no. 2 (07, 2011): 179-186. In Portuguese.
      Abstract:
      In the theory of Charles Taylor there is an understanding of what is, per se, the self. such a concept related to education can, qualitatively, transform a form of society, is what we aim to demonstrate. believing in it, criticized both cartesians' theses on of dennett as those of physicalism in favor of the conception of self taylorian. (English)
      Na teoria de Charles Taylor há a compreensão do que é, propriamente, o self. tal conceito relacionado com a educação pode, qualitativamente, transformar uma forma de sociedade, é o que nós pretendemos demonstrar. Acreditando nisso, criticamos tanto as teses dos cartesianos, quanto às de dennett quanto às do fisicalismo em favor da concepção de self tayloriana. (Portuguese)
    • Sicari, Stephen. "Modernist Theologies." Cross Currents 62, no. 4 (12, 2012): 396-423.
      Abstract:
      An essay is presented that discusses theological implications of high modernist poetry in light of the thought of philosopher Charles Taylor regarding secularization in society. topics include the views of writer james joyce regarding roman catholicism, the poem "choruses from the rock," by T. S. eliot, and the book "the joy of secularism," edited by george levine.
    • Springs, Jason A. "On Giving Religious Intolerance its due: Prospects for Transforming Conflict in a Post-Secular Society." Journal of Religion 92, no. 1 (01, 2012): 1-30.
      Abstract:
      An essay is presented re-examining the concept of religious intolerance within public discourse and political debate in 21st-century society. the author reviews the work of religious and political philosophers Charles Taylor and chantal mouffe, focusing on their views of ideological conflict resolution within the public sphere, agnostic pluralism, and post-secularism.
    • Temelini, Michael. "Dialogical Approaches to Struggles Over Recognition and Distribution." Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (04/15, 2013): 1-25. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/bMBkSz6mVkBGHz3AMgnq/full#.UhPPEmR4ZA4
    • Torrens, James. "AT LARGE in a Secular Age." Human Development 32, no. 4 (Winter2011, 2011): 40-41.
      Abstract:
      The article offers the insights of moral philosopher Charles Taylor on the give and take between belief and unbelief jostle. taylor states that the call in following jesus christ and incorporating his church is a strong and loud pull of belief in him. he also discusses transgression in self-fulfillment, life dissatisfaction, and the role of expressive individualism on religious quest.
    • West, Cornel. "Hegel, Hermeneutics, Politics: A Reply to Charles Taylor." Cordozo Law Review 10, no. . (1989). http://academiccommons.columbia.edu/download/fedora_content/download/ac:157430/CONTENT/Hegel__Hermeneutics__Politics.pdf.
      Abstract:
      The increasing interest in hegel among legal scholars can be attributed to three recent developments. first, there is a slow but sure historicist turn in legal studies that is unsettling legal formalists and positivists. this turn—initiated by legal realists decades ago and deepened by the critical legal studies movement in our own time—radically calls into question objectivist claims about procedure, due process, and the liberal view of law. second, there are a growing number of serious reexaminations of the basic assumptions and fundamental presuppositions of dominant forms of liberalism not only among critics but also by many prominent liberal thinkers themselves. these reexaminations take the form of immanent critiques of liberalism as well as creative revisions of liberalism. third, a new emerging subject matter has seized the imagination of some legal theorists: The complex cultures of liberal societies (including the subcultures of the liberal legal academy). for the first time in american legal studies, the crucial roles of race and especially gender are receiving wide attention as legitimate spheres of legal inquiry into what constitutes the ways of life that circumscribe the operations of power in the legal systems of liberal societies.
    • Wijnalda-Spoelman, Gerharda Berendina. Een Praktisch-Theologische Doordenking Van Charles Taylor 'A Secular Age'. Charles : Een Magazine Door Master 3. Kampen: Theologische Universiteit Kampen, Vakgroep Praktische Theologie, 2012. In Dutch.
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    • REVIEWS:
    • Crespo, Alberto. "El Poder De La Religión En La Esfera Pública." Persona y Derecho, no. 64 (07, 2011): 249-253. In Spanish.
    • Höjelid, Stefan. "The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere. by Judith Butler, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Cornel West." European Legacy 18, no. 2 (04, 2013): 233-234.
    • Kavka, Martin. "Dilemmas and Connections: Selected Essays." Church History 81, no. 3 (09, 2012): 747-748. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8654384.
    • Kinsey, John. "Dilemmas and Connections: Selected Essays - by Charles Taylor." Philosophical Investigations 36, no. 3 (07, 2013): 269-275.
    • Kramer, Michael P. "The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere." Common Knowledge 19, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 148-148.
    • Losonczi, Péter. "The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere." Political Theology 13, no. 6 (12, 2012): 775-778.
    • Martin, J. P. "Religion and International Relations Theory/The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere/Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights…." Human Rights Quarterly 34, no. 3 (08, 2012): 896-901.
    • O'Brien, Dennis. "Faith Enters the Public Square." [Review of Secuarlism and Freedom of Conscience] America 206, no. 10 (03/26, 2012): 24-28.
    • Schweiker, William. "Dilemmas and Connections: Selected Essays." Ethics & International Affairs (Cambridge University Press) 26, no. 1 (03, 2012): 155-157.
    • Simonian, Kristina. "Book Review: Ian Fraser, Dialectics of the Self: Transcending Charles Taylor." Sociology 47 (02; 2013/8, 2013): 205-207.
    • Vanheeswijck, Guido. "Dilemmas and Donnections: Selected essays, by Charles Taylor." Heythrop Journal 54, no. 3 (05, 2013): 435-439.
    • Van Die, Marguerite. "Secularism and Freedom of Conscience." Journal of Church & State 54, no. 4 (12, 2012): 648-650.
    • "Secularism and Freedom of Conscience." American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Journal of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 86, no. 2 (Spring 2012): 387-390.
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    • MEDIA:
    • "Solidarity and Diversity in a Secular Age: Managing Belief and Unbelief in the Public Square." University of Winnipeg, October 2011. [Video]
    • "Two Conceptions of Language: Hobbes versus Herder." The Annual Rajni Kothari Lecture, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. 5 May 2011.[Video]
    • "Charles Taylor sur la laïcité au Québec." En entrevue avec La Chemise, le philosophe et co-président de la commission Bouchard-Taylor expose sa vision de la laïcité au Québec. [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
    • 24th Annual Kyoto Prize Laureate in Arts and Philosophy biographical video.
    • "Entretien avec Charles Taylor, philosophe." Fondation Seminaire, March 15 2013. [Part 1] [Part 2]
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    • INTERVIEWS:
    • Krüger, Hans-Peter and Charles Taylor. "Glaube Und Vernunft. Ironie in Derconditio Humana?" Deutsche Zeitschrift Für Philosophie 60, no. 5 (2012): 763-784. In German. http://www.oldenbourg-link.com/doi/abs/10.1524/dzph.2012.0056.
      Abstract:
      Charles taylor explains a broader understanding of faith as well as of reason in his philosophical anthropology. in leading one’s own life, faith contains more than having certain beliefs, and reason grasps more than having scientific methods. taylor answers questions regarding the relation of his great narrative to the approaches of M. heidegger, M. merleau-ponty, M. foucault, K. jaspers, and S. eisenstadt (axial cultures and multiple modernities). insofar as the secularization of christianity involves ironic reversals, all main directions in western modernity (forms of religion, secular humanism, and anti-humanism) are faced with dilemmas. instead of looking for scapegoats in the others, all directions are called upon to cooperate. the open questionability of the human condition has no last answer.
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    • DISSERTATIONS AND THESES:
    • Cincunegui, Juan Manuel. "Charles Taylor y La Identidad Moderna." PhD, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain, 2010.
    • McPherson, David. "Re-Enchanting the World: An Examination of Ethics, Religion, and their Relationship in the Work of Charles Taylor." Ph.D., Marquette University, 2013.

     


     

    Updated 18 February 2013

    As of 2013, Ruth Abbey has handed over primariy responsibilties for updating and maintaining the bibliography to Dr. Bradley Thames (University of St. Thomas), who has been assisting her with it since 2008. Dr. Abbey will continue to provide hosting space and remain in an advisory role, but please send all future comments, corrections, updates, and other issues regarding the website to him.

    We'd especially be interested in cleaning house a bit, partly by removing entiries that have no or minimal engagement with Taylor's thought. We also would like to add links and abstracts where available. If you have anything to pass along in this regard, we'd appreciate it.

    We have recently updated the secondary bibliography by making it possible to sort entries by date as well as alphabetically. Also, we have added a page that brings together all of the essay collections (books and journal issues) dedicated to CT's thought. Hopefully each of these will enhance the functionality of the site.

    Other announcements:

    Professor Charles Taylor honoured at Encaenia.

  • Updated 15 January 2013
    • PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    • Taylor, Charles. "The Church Speaks - to Whom?" In Church and People: Disjunctions in a Secular Age, edited by Taylor, Charles, José Casanova, George F. McLean and Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 17-24. Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2012.
    • ———. Democracia Repblicana / Republican Democracy, edited by Cristi, Renato, J. Ricardo Tranjan and Rafael Hernández. Santiago, Chile: LOM Ediciones, 1986, 2012.
    • ———. "Algunas condiciones para una democracia viable."
    • ———. "From the Standpoint of the Politique." Pro Ecclesia 20, no. 4 (09/01, 2011): 348-352.
    • ———. "Identity and Democracy." Iyyun: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly 59, (07/01, 2010): 11-23.
    • ———. "Interculturalism Or Multiculturalism?" Philosophy & Social Criticism 38, no. 4 (1 May 2012): 413-423.
    • ———. "Overcoming Modern Epistemology." In Faithful Reading: New Essays in Theology in Honour of Fergus Kerr, OP. London: T & T Clark, 2012.
    • ———. "Perils of Moralism." In Theology and Public Philosophy: Four Conversations, edited by Grasso, Kenneth L. and Cecilia Rodriguez Castillo, 1-20. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2012.
    • ———. "The Polysemy of the Secular." Social Research 76, no. 4 (Winter2009, 2009): 1143-1166.
    • ———. "Reason, Faith, and Meaning." In Faith, Rationality, and the Passions, edited by Coakley, Sarah, 13-27. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
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    • Translations:
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    • MEDIA:
    • Charles Taylor at 80: An International Conference. [Audio] [Video] [Video LInk 2]
    • Johnston, Emily. "Charles Taylor: Two Minute Thinker." [Video]
    • Taylor, Charles. "Reimagining, Restoring and Reclaiming Democracy." Jack Layton Lecture, Ryerson Theatre Toronto, September 20, 2012.
    • ———. "Is democracy in danger?" Alex Fountain Memorial Lecture, University of King's College, 6 November 2012.
    • ———. "Is Democraciy Alive?" The University of Kings College Halifax, November 10, 2012.
    • ———. "Templeton Prize Laureate Charles Taylor reflects upon his 1998-99 and 2009 Gifford Lectures." [Video]
    • ———. "Reflection". Gifford Lectures Revisited: Reflections of Seven Templeton Laureates.
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    • INTERVIEWS:
    • Kohls, Ryan and Charles Taylor. "INTERVIEW: Charles Taylor on Layton, democracy and philosophy." Ryersonian, 9/26/2012.
    • McPherson, David and Charles Taylor. "Re-Enchanting the World: An Interview with Charles Taylor." Philosophy & Theology 24, no. 2 (07, 2012): 275-294.
    • "The McGill Daily Talks to Charles Taylor." The McGill Daily, November 24, 2012.
    • Soletskyy, Andriy and Charles Taylor. "Charles Taylor: 'There is no single religion or ideology which covers everybody'" Religious Information Service of Ukraine, July 9, 2012.
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    • GENERAL RESOURCES:
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    Older News & Announcements

    On October 4, 2016, Charles Taylor was named the first winner of the Berggruen Prize. "The $1 million award from the Berggruen Institute will be given annually to a thinker whose ideas are of broad significance for shaping human self-understanding and the advancement of humanity." See the announcement here.
    Immanent Frame: http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2016/10/12/charles-taylor-wins-berggruen-prize/
    CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/charles-taylor-mcgill-bergguren-prize-1.3792438
    New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/05/books/canadian-philosopher-wins-1-million-prize.html?_r=1

    UPDATE (8/16/17): Photos from the Gala in honor of Taylor can be found here: http://www.gettyimages.com/event/berggruen-prize-gala-honoring-philosopher-charles-taylor-685293705#philosopher-charles-taylor-attends-the-berggruen-prize-gala-honoring-picture-id627120074

    On December 1, 2015, Taylor delivered the Québec Annual Lecture hosted by the LSE Institute of Public Affairs. Information, including links to autio and video of the lectures, can be found here.

    On April 28, 2016, Taylor gave a lecture at the Sydney Opera House entitled, "Secularism and Multiculturalism". The lecture launched the Insistute for Social Justice at Australian Catholic University.

    During his visit, Taylor also gave two other lectiures at ACU: "The Language Animal" on 22 April and "Secularism and Religious and Spiritual Forms of Belonging" on 29 April. He also gave several interviews, which can be found below in the updates.

    Call for Papers: Ethics and Ontology. The Moral Phenomenology of Charles Taylor. The conference theme is Taylor's little known paper "Ethics and Ontology" (2003) and its topic of the relationship between ethical beliefs and ontological views. Papers on both on Taylor's article and related topics in the fields of phenomenology, ethics, and ontology are welcome. See the CFP here.

    On September 29, 2015, Taylor and Jürgen Habermas received the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity awarded by the Library of Congress. More information here.

    On June 1, 2015, Taylor will deliver the Inaugural Lecture of the GOA Crisis of Religion Lecture Series at The University of Leuven. More information here.

    In April 2015, Taylor was appointed Fellow at The Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion. More info here.

    In March 2015, the Broadbend Institute gave Taylor the inagural awared named in his honor, The Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Policy Research. This award will recognize the person or organization that has advanced an exciting and innovative policy solution aimed at making Canada a more equal, sustainable and democratic country. Read about it here.

    On March 5, 2015, Taylor delivered the keynote address at the Rome Conference on Church Renewal in a Secular Age. Find information and links to a stream of the conference here: http://www.crvp.org/conf/2015/rome.html.

    The 2014 meeting of the Polanyi Society was dedicated to the intersection of Taylor's thought with that of Michael Polanyi. More info here.

    In November 2014,Taylor received the 2014 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion from the American Academy of Religion. See announcement here.

    In May Taylor gave the 2014 Firth Lectures at the University of Nottingham. See the a nnouncement here and the videos below.

     

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