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 Love of the Good among the Ruins: Charles Taylor and the Enchantment of Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the philosophical and historical account that Charles Taylor developed on agency, identity, and the good, in particular in his collected essays and in Sources of the Self. The ... More


 Through a Self Darkly: Projects of Regenerating Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on so-called projects of regenerating agency in late modernity and postmodernity. It begins by recapping Taylor's diagnosis of the problem of agency in modernity: a diagnosis ... More


 Agency as a Vocation

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Agency as melancholic freedom is deeply ambivalent. It speaks to the uncanny experience of feeling indebted to, yet alienated from, the glorious legacies of modernity: the legacies of liberation, ... More


Self‐Mastery

Ian Carter

in A Measure of Freedom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294535
eISBN:
9780191598951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294530.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Some of the authors who adopt the value-based approach to measuring freedom think of freedom as the absence not only of constraints that are external to the agent but also of constraints that are ... More


Toleration, Proselytizing, and the Politics of Recognition

Jean Bethke Elshtain

in Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195323405
eISBN:
9780199869237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323405.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter examines the relationship between freedom of religion and the freedom to proselytize in the context of religious pluralism. For pluralism to be robust it must not just encompass ... More


Tradition Based Moral Enquiry

Alan Thomas

in Value and Context: The Nature of Moral and Political Knowledge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198250173
eISBN:
9780191604072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250177.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains how a contextualist can argue for rationality both within a tradition of moral enquiry and, equally importantly, across such traditions. An essential part of the latter task is ... More


A Catholic Modernity?: Charles Taylor's Marianist Award Lecture

James L. Heft (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195131611
eISBN:
9780199853489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195131611.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a series of reflections on the state of Christianity, and especially Catholicism, in the world today. The centrepiece of the volume is a lecture by the renowned philosopher Charles ... More


The Value‐Based Approach

Ian Carter

in A Measure of Freedom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294535
eISBN:
9780191598951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294530.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Most of those political philosophers who have tried to make sense of claims about degrees of freedom have proposed that the individual options available to the agent be weighted in terms of their ... More


CAREER SELVES: Plans, Projects, and Plots in “Whole Life Ethics”

Margaret Urban Walker

in Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines John Rawls's idea of a life plan, Bernard Williams's idea of a constitutive project, and Charles Taylor's idea of life as a quest. Drawing on the work of Kathryn Addelson, each ... More


 A World Not Well Lost: Melancholy, Foreclosure, and Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Taylor's and Butler's accounts of melancholy and agency. It is argued that the form of melancholy shared by their accounts is a key feature of symbolic loss in the constitution ... More


The Apocalypse of Acts and the Life of Truth

C. Kavin Rowe

in World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377873
eISBN:
9780199869459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377873.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Reading Acts as lively political theology in its time necessarily raises questions that directly relate to several crucial contemporary problems. Indeed, the argument is that engaging Acts in this ... More


Pluralism, Diversity, and Preserving Cultural Communities

Jacob T. Levy

in The Multiculturalism of Fear

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297123
eISBN:
9780191599767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297122.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines and criticizes a number of more common arguments for the moral importance of political action that protects cultural variety. It argues that different cultures do not embody different ... More


Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Johannes Quack

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In academic no less than popular thought, India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Disenchanting India qualifies this representation through an analysis of the ... More


Rationalization and Disenchantment

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The third chapter distinguishes between the notions rationality, rationalism, and rationalisation as employed by Max Weber and reviews the way in which Weber and Charles Taylor understand the concept ... More


Family Origins

Isidore Cyril Cannon

in Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099616
eISBN:
9789882207301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Charles Henry's father was Charles Taylor, and he was born on October 25, 1820 in Lewes, Sussex. Charles Taylor was engaged in shoemaking until he was about eighteen years old when he decided to join ... More


Introduction: Buddhism and Modernity

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

What many Americans and Europeans understand by “Buddhism” is actually a hybrid of a number of Buddhist traditions that have cross-fertilized with the dominant discourses of western modernity, ... More


The murder of Charles Taylor

Elizabeth Yardley

in Social Media Homicide Confessions: Stories of Killers and their Victims

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447328001
eISBN:
9781447328025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328001.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyses the murder of Charles Taylor by his daughter-in-law, Amanda Taylor, in Virginia. On April 4, 2015, 59-year-old Charles Taylor was killed by Amanda, then 24, and her friend, ... More


Pluralizing the Demos: Sharing Agency and the Dilemma of Democratic Exclusion

Michaele L. Ferguson

in Sharing Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921584
eISBN:
9780199980413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921584.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter critically examines the belief that commonality – and common agreement in particular – is necessary to produce collective agency. According to this belief, when citizens disagree and ... More


Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Controversies of Self

John Lee

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198185048
eISBN:
9780191674433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book offers a new approach to the discussion of English Renaissance literary subjectivity. Dissatisfied with much New Historicist and Cultural Materialistic criticism, it attempts to trace the ... More


US Involvement in the Taylor Trial and the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Annie R. Bird

in US Foreign Policy on Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199338412
eISBN:
9780190236588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338412.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 examines US efforts to remove Liberian president Charles Taylor from power, and transfer him to the Special Court for Sierra Leone to be prosecuted, as well as the US role in the Liberian ... More


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