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Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor
Prof. Charles Taylor
 Areas of Interest: Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Social Science, Political Theory, Greek Political Thought, Moral Philosophy, the Culture of Western Modernity, Philosophy of Language, Theories of Meaning, Language and Politics, German Idealism.

Stay(s) with the Research Group

Since 2016 Permanent Fellow of the Research Group.

22.04. - 16.05. 2012
19.05. - 02.06. 2014

Research focus, presentations and publications during stay

Charles Taylor is one of the leading philosophers of our times and his contributions on Hegel, moral philosophy, modern identity and social philosophy are milestones of research in social philosophy. Therefore, Taylor held a large number of speeches and graduate classes while in Jena. Among others he gave a presentation on the idea of progress in modern societies entitled 'Is there really progress?'. The discussions on romanticism and secularization proved especially fruitful for Hartmut Rosas research on the concept of resonance.

Selected Publications

Dilemmas and Connections: Selected Essays. Harvard University Press, 2011.

A Secular Age. Harvard University Press, 2007.

Modern Social Imaginaries. Duke University Press, 2004.

Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited. Harvard University Press, 2002. 

Philosophical Arguments. Harvard University Press, 1995.

Sources of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity. Harvard University Press, 1989.

Hegel and Modern Society. Cambridge University Press, 1979.