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Sources of the Self. Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity is a work of philosophy by Charles Taylor, published in by Harvard University Press. It is an attempt to articulate and to write a history of the "modern identity". Part I: Identity and the Good - Part II: Inwardness - Part IV: The Voice of Nature. In this extensive inquiry into the sources of modern selfhood, Charles Taylor demonstrates just how rich and precious those resources are. The major insight of Sources of the Self is that modern subjectivity, in all its epistemological, aesthetic, and political ramifications, has its roots in ideas of human good. : Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity (): Charles Taylor: Books.
'Most of us are still groping for answers about what makes life worth living, or what confers meaning on individual lives', writes Charles Taylor in Sources of the Self. 'This is an essentially modern predicament.' Charles Taylor's latest book sets out to define the modern identity by tracing its genesis, analysing the writings of. In this extensive inquiry into the sources of modern selfhood, Charles Taylor demonstrates just how rich and precious those resources are. The modern turn to subjectivity, with its attendant rejection of an objective order of reason, has led--it seems to many--to mere subjectivism at the mildest and to sheer nihilism at the. achieved. "Sources of the Self" provides a decisive defense of the modern order and a sharp rebuff to its critics.
CHARLES TAYLOR, SOURCES OF THE SELF. RUSSELL HITTINGER. I. JLn Sources of the Self, Charles Taylor proposes that modernity is much richer in moral resources than what its critics allow, though. "this richness is rendered invisible by the impoverished philosophical language of its most zealous defenders. Sources of the Self has ratings and 47 reviews. Tracy said: I just finished this magnificent book this week. Although it took me a couple of year. Charles Taylor's Sources of the Self has at least two objectives. On the one hand, it traces the historical sources of the modern understanding of selfhood. On the other hand, and perhaps more important, Sources of the Self aims to contribute to the reconstruction of that same under- standing of selfhood. Specifically.