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Ideas of Charles Taylor, by Text

[Canadian, b.1931, Formerly at All Soul's in Oxford, then in at McGill University, Canada.]

1979 Atomism
p.374 If the state is neutral, there won't be sufficient community to support a welfare state [Kymlicka]
p.29 p.29 The social contract sees society as constituted by and for individuals
p.33 p.33 Assigning a right based on a human capacity implies that the capacity should be developed
p.33 p.33 A right is not just a rule, but also asserts certain ideas of moral worth
p.40 p.40 For most people the primacy of rights mainly concerns freedom
p.41 p.41 Property is not essential for life, but it may be essential for independence
p.42 p.42 Our reliance on other people close to us does not imply any political obligations
p.47 p.47 If freedom depends on society and culture, the greatest freedom is in shaping them
1989 Sources of the Self
1.1 p.3 Selfhood and moral values are inextricably intertwined
1.1 p.7 Consistency presupposes intrinsic description
1.1 p.8 To have respect for people, you must feel their claims, or their injustices, or hold them in awe
2.3 p.50 I can only be aware of myself as a person who changes by means of my personal history
3.3 p.82 In later utilitarianism the modern stress on freedom leads to the rejection of paternalism
3.3 p.82 Nominalists defended the sovereignty of God against the idea of natural existing good and evil
Pref p.-3 My aim is to map the connections between our sense of self and our moral understanding
13.1 p.211 The modern self has disengaged reason, self-exploration, and personal commitment
13.1 p.212 Willingness to risk life was the constitutive quality of the man of honour