Tagged: Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor Saturday #5: Purposes and buffers.

Charles Taylor is a Canadian philosopher and social theorist. His most recent book, A Secular Age, is an examination of modern secularism and the cultural conditions that gave rise to it. First, an administrative...

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I’m a little embarrassed to say that despite having studied philosophy in college and still being a self-proclaimed philosophy geek, I had never heard of Charles Taylor before yesterday’s Charles Taylor Thursday. But clearly...

Charles Taylor Thursday #3: How Calvinism eats itself.

Charles Taylor is a Canadian philosopher and social theorist. His book A Secular Age is an examination of modern secularism and the cultural conditions that gave rise to it. Last week I wrote about...

Charles Taylor Thursday #2: Against subtraction stories.

Charles Taylor is a Canadian philosopher and social theorist. His most recent book, A Secular Age, is an examination of modern secularism and the cultural conditions that gave rise to it. I want to...

Charles Taylor Thursday #1.

From Canadian philosopher/theorist Charles Taylor’s book A Secular Age, p. 258-9: That this achievement was possible [i.e., exclusive humanism] is an important fact about human beings, albeit it is open to different interpretations. We...