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Read online Multiculturalism.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Multiculturalism A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and The Politics of Recognition this paperback brings together an even wider range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding multiculturalism Charles Taylor s initial inquiry which considers whether the institutions of liberal democratic government make room or should make room for recognizing the worth of distinctive cultural traditions remains the centerpiece of this discussion It is now joined by J by Charles Taylor, Amy Gutmann, Michael Walzer, Susan R. Wolf, Shierry Weber Nicholsen, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Jürgen Habermas, Steven C. Rockefeller

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Multiculturalism
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Philosophical Arguments, Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited, The Malaise Of Modernity, Philosophical Papers: Volume 1, Human Agency and Language, The Ethics of Authenticity, Modern Social Imaginaries, Hegel, Multiculturalism, Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity, A Secular Age
A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and The Politics of Recognition this paperback brings together an even wider range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding multiculturalism Charles Taylor s initial inquiry which considers whether the institutions of liberal democratic government make room or should make room for recognizing the worth of distinctive cultural traditions remains the centerpiece of this discussion It is now joined by J, A hundred years after William James delivered the celebrated lectures that became The Varieties of Religious Experience one of the foremost thinkers in the English speaking world returns to the questions posed in James s masterpiece to clarify the circumstances and conditions of religion in our day An elegant mix of the philosophy and sociology of religion Charles Taylor s powerful book maintains a clear perspective on James s work in its historical and cultural contexts while casting a new and revealing light upon the present br br Lucid readable and dense with ideas that promise to transform current debates about religion and secularism Varieties of Religion Today is much more than a revisiting of James s classic Rather it places James s analysis of religious experience and the dilemmas of doubt and belief in an unfamiliar but illuminating context namely the social horizon in which questions of religion come to be presented to individuals in the first place br br Taylor begins with questions about the way in which James conceives his subject and shows how these questions arise out of different ways of understanding religion that confronted one another in James s time and continue to do so today Evaluating James s treatment of the ethics of belief he goes on to develop an innovative and provocative reading of the public and cultural conditions in which questions of belief or unbelief are perceived to be individual questions What emerges is a remarkable and penetrating view of the relation between religion and social order and ultimately of what religion means, Charles Taylor is one of the most important English language philosophers at work today he is also unique in the philosophical community in applying his ideas on language and epistemology to social theory and political problems In this book Taylor brings together some of his best essays including Overcoming Epistemology The Validity of Transcendental Argument Irreducibly Social Goods and The Politics of Recognition As usual his arguments are trenchant straddling the length and breadth of contemporary philosophy and public discourse br br The strongest theme running through the book is Taylor s critique of disengagement instrumental reason and atomism that individual instances of knowledge judgment discourse or action cannot be intelligible in abstraction from the outside world By developing his arguments about the importance of engaged agency Taylor simultaneously addresses themes in philosophical debate and in a broader discourse of political theory and cultural studies The thirteen essays in this collection reflect most of the concerns with which he has been involved throughout his career language ideas of the self political participation the nature of modernity His intellectual range is extraordinary as is his ability to clarify what is at stake in difficult philosophical disputes Taylor s analyses of liberal democracy welfare economics and multiculturalism have real political significance and his voice is distinctive and wise, One of the most influential philosophers in the English speaking world Charles Taylor is internationally renowned for his contributions to political and moral theory particularly to debates about identity formation multiculturalism secularism and modernity In i Modern Social Imaginaries i Taylor continues his recent reflections on the theme of multiple modernities To account for the differences among modernities Taylor sets out his idea of the social imaginary a broad understanding of the way a given people imagine their collective social life Retelling the history of Western modernity Taylor traces the development of a distinct social imaginary Animated by the idea of a moral order based on the mutual benefit of equal participants the Western social imaginary is characterized by three key cultural forms the economy the public sphere and self governance Taylor s account of these cultural formations provides a fresh perspective on how to read the specifics of Western modernity how we came to imagine society primarily as an economy for exchanging goods and services to promote mutual prosperity how we began to imagine the public sphere as a metaphorical place for deliberation and discussion among strangers on issues of mutual concern and how we invented the idea of a self governing people capable of secular founding acts without recourse to transcendent principles Accessible in length and style i Modern Social Imaginaries i offers a clear and concise framework for understanding the structure of modern life in the West and the different forms modernity has taken around the world