Charles Taylor: Thinking and Living Deep Diversity

Charles Taylor: Thinking and Living Deep Diversity

by Mark Redhead

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Charles Taylor: Thinking and Living Deep Diversity by Mark Redhead

Over the past four decades, Charles Taylor's work as an intellectual historian, epistemologist, and normative political theorist has made him a leading figure in contemporary social philosophy. In Charles Taylor: Thinking and Living Deep Diversity, Mark Redhead examines the problem of political fragmentation, the problem of how to accommodate narrowly defined groups while promoting allegiance to a larger polity, through an analysis of Taylor's thought and politics. Redhead argues that Taylor's work evinces a gallant, though unsucessful confrontation with fragmentation that dramatically illuminates the politcal, moral and epistemological tensions at play in a problem of political fragmentation. Charles Taylor is both a major contribution to contemporary debates about liberalism, group rights, and multiculturalism as well as a path breaking study of the politics, life, and thought of Charles Taylor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742521278
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Series: 20th Century Political Thinkers Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Mark Redhead is visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at Oregon State University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction. Chapter 2 The Political Context for a Deeply Diverse Vision Chapter 3 The Politics of Deep Diversity Chapter 4 Atomism and Fragmentation Chapter 5 Deep Diversity's Discontents Chapter 6 Self-Interpreting Animals Chapter 7 Taylor's Catholic Modernity Chapter 8 Thinking Beyond the Limits of Deep Diversity

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