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About the Author
Charles Taylor is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at McGill University and author of influential books including Sources of the Self, The Ethics of Authenticity, and A Secular Age. He has received many honors, including the Templeton Prize, the Berggruen Prize, and membership in the Order of Canada.
Table of ContentsPreface; Part I. Identity and the Good: 1. Inescapable frameworks; 2. The self in moral space; 3. Ethics of inarticulacy; 4. Moral sources; Part II: Inwardness: 5. Moral topography; 6. Plato's self-mastery; 7. 'In Interiore Homine'; 8. Descartes's disengaged reason; 9. Locke's punctual self; 10. Exploring 'l'Humaine Condition'; 11. Inner nature; 12. A digression on historical explanation; Part III. The Affirmation of Ordinary Life: 13. 'God Loveth Adverbs'; 14. Rationalised Christianity; 15. Moral sentiments; 16. The providential order; 17. The culture of modernity; Part IV. The Voice of Nature: 18. Fractured horizons; 19. Radical enlightenment; 20. Nature as source; 21. The Expressivist turn; Part V. Subtler Languages: 22. Our Victorian contemporaries; 23. Visions of the post-romantic age; 24. Epiphanies of modernism; 25. Conclusion: the conflicts of modernity; Notes; Index.
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Surely one of the most important philosophical works of the last quarter of a century.