Essay on Charles Taylor’s Philosophy on Modernity

Essay on Charles Taylor’s Philosophy on Modernity

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Although Charles Taylor is arguing about the moral state of modernity, he is, in fact, borrowing a page from the ancients when he argues that we have lost all sense of an authentic self, a self that endures from one moment to the next. Taylor asks us what it means to be a moral person. But he also reminds us that the attempt to define the limits of human morality is a complex and ambiguous task. In arguing for the importance of the authentic self, he is also arguing against moral nihilism and for a position of moral realism that lies very much in the tradition of Plato. (more…)

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