Modern Social Imaginaries

ISBN-10: 0822332930
ISBN-13: 9780822332930
Edition: 2004
Authors: Charles Taylor
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 12/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Animated by the idea of a moral order based on the mutual benefit of equal particpants, the Western social imaginary is characterised by three key cultural forms: the economy, the public sphere, & self-governance. Taylor's account offers a fresh perspective on these cultural formations.

Charles Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Modern Moral Order
What Is a "Social Imaginary"?
the Specter of idealism
The Great Disembedding
The Economy as Objectified Reality
The Public Sphere
Public and Private
The Sovereign People
An All-Pervasive Order
The Direct-Access Society
Agency and Objectification
Modes of Narration
The Meaning of Secularity
Provincializing Europe
Notes

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