New Release Books by Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor is the author of Degenerations of Democracy (2022), The Institute Hymnal (2021), The Explanation of Behaviour (2021), Reconstructing Democracy (2020) and other 202 books.

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Degenerations of Democracy

release date: May 17, 2022
Degenerations of Democracy
Craig Calhoun, Dilip Gaonkar, and Charles Taylor argue that democracies have embraced individual freedom at the expense of equality and solidarity, economic growth at the expense of democracy. Rebuilding local communities and large-scale institutions is now crucial, with attention to the public good beyond private advantage or ingroup loyalty.

The Institute Hymnal

release date: Sep 09, 2021
The Institute Hymnal
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The Explanation of Behaviour

release date: May 17, 2021
The Explanation of Behaviour
The Explanation of Behaviour was the first book written by the renowned philosopher Charles Taylor. A vitally important work of philosophical anthropology, it is a devastating criticism of the theory of behaviourism, a powerful explanatory approach in psychology and philosophy when Taylor's book was first published. However, Taylor has far more to offer than a simple critique of behaviourism. He argues that in order to properly understand human beings, we must grasp that they are embodied, minded creatures with purposes, plans and goals, something entirely lacking in reductionist, scientific explanations of human behaviour. Taylor’s book is also prescient in according a central place to non-human animals, which like human beings are subject to needs, desires and emotions. However, because human beings have the unique ability to interpret and reflect on their own actions and purposes and declare them to others, Taylor argues that human experience differs to that of other animals. Furthermore, the fact that human beings are often directed by their purposes has a fundamental bearing on how we understand the social and moral world. Taylor’s classic work is essential reading for those in philosophy and psychology as well as related areas such as sociology and religion. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Preface by the author and a new Foreword by Alva Noë, setting the book in philosophical and historical context.

Reconstructing Democracy

release date: Mar 17, 2020
Reconstructing Democracy
“An urgent manifesto for the reconstruction of democratic belonging in our troubled times.” —Davide Panagia Across the world, democracies are suffering from a disconnect between the people and political elites. In communities where jobs and industry are scarce, many feel the government is incapable of understanding their needs or addressing their problems. The resulting frustration has fueled the success of destabilizing demagogues. To reverse this pattern and restore responsible government, we need to reinvigorate democracy at the local level. But what does that mean? Drawing on examples of successful community building in cities large and small, from a shrinking village in rural Austria to a neglected section of San Diego, Reconstructing Democracy makes a powerful case for re-engaging citizens. It highlights innovative grassroots projects and shows how local activists can form alliances and discover their own power to solve problems.

An Introduction to the Ancient and Modern Geometry of Conics, Being a Geometrical Treatise on the Conic Sections with a Collection of Problems and Historical Notes and Prolegomena

release date: Feb 06, 2020
An Introduction to the Ancient and Modern Geometry of Conics, Being a Geometrical Treatise on the Conic Sections with a Collection of Problems and Historical Notes and Prolegomena
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Avenues of Faith

release date: Aug 01, 2020
Avenues of Faith
Death opens the gates to resurrection. The pathways to faith are diverse, but all carry components of death and renewal. In Avenues of Faith: Conversations with Jonathan Guilbault, Charles Taylor takes readers through a handful of books that played a crucial role in shaping his posture as a believer, a process that involved leaving the old behind and embracing the new. In a dynamic interview-style structure, Taylor answers questions from Jonathan Guilbault about how each book has informed his thought. The five sections of Avenues of Faith briefly introduce authors and their principal works before delving into the associated discussion. Taylor and Guilbault engage Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception, Friedrich Hölderlin's Poems, Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil, Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, and Brother Émile's Faithful to the Future: Listening to Yves Congar. By exploring themes such as faith, the church, freedom, language, philosophy, and more, this book engages both literary enthusiasts and spiritual seekers. Scholars of Taylor will recognize the philosopher's continuation of his reflections on modernity as he expresses his faith. Avenues of Faith gives readers unprecedented access to a world-renowned philosopher's reflections on the literary masterpieces that have shaped his life and scholarship and that continue to stand the test of time. --Jean-Philippe Pierron "Étvdes"

The God Conclusion

release date: Sep 13, 2018
The God Conclusion
Is God a delusion? Barrister Charles Taylor examines the evidence in this very readable book. His findings will be controversial to some but offer hope and insight to others. We are the only species unable to live in harmony with our environment and each other. The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs is nothing compared with our impact on the Earth. We are currently responsible for “The Sixth Great Extinction” of wildlife. Religious terrorism is widespread, though current atrocities are dwarfed by the bloody record of Christianity. The Middle East is destabilised and to East and West we have Presidents Putin and Trump. So called ‘rational’ thinking and the dominance of our left brains have brought us to the brink of disaster. We need a spiritual revolution allowing individuals to reconnect with their right brain, intuition and spirit. Religions have had their day. They contain key truths, but these truths are usually obscured by manmade rules constructed to gain wealth and power. At the other extreme, materialism denies God, the spirit, free will, consciousness and love. Happily, the facts contradict this dispiriting left brained faith that we are deluded robots stumbling through life.

The Ethics of Authenticity

release date: Aug 06, 2018
The Ethics of Authenticity
Everywhere we hear talk of decline, of a world that was better once, maybe fifty years ago, maybe centuries ago, but certainly before modernity drew us along its dubious path. While some lament the slide of Western culture into relativism and nihilism and others celebrate the trend as a liberating sort of progress, Charles Taylor calls on us to face the moral and political crises of our time, and to make the most of modernity's challenges. "The great merit of Taylor's brief, non-technical, powerful book...is the vigor with which he restates the point which Hegel (and later Dewey) urged against Rousseau and Kant: that we are only individuals in so far as we are social... Being authentic, being faithful to ourselves, is being faithful to something which was produced in collaboration with a lot of other people... The core of Taylor's argument is a vigorous and entirely successful criticism of two intertwined bad ideas: that you are wonderful just because you are you, and that 'respect for difference' requires you to respect every human being, and every human culture--no matter how vicious or stupid." --Richard Rorty, London Review of Books

Chariots of Fire

release date: Jan 05, 2018
Chariots of Fire
The Bible reveals much about angels; however, as it is with other subject matters in the Bible, the subject of angels could be treated superficially with its deeper truths overlooked or missed. This book does not attempt to address all there is to angels but intends to uncover profound truths about angels, which otherwise have remained obscured. Many may resist the thought of angels possessing physical bodies, let alone the possibility of them engaging in sexual activities. What really is the image of God, and do angels possess that? This book addresses these questions and other intriguing facts about angels. The inevitable topic of man is also treated in limit, perhaps you would like to know how and where Adam and his wife, Eve, were created. I hope you appreciate and come to the realization of the possibilities of what this book offers in the light of scriptures.

An Introduction to the Study of Agricultural Economics

release date: Mar 05, 2019
An Introduction to the Study of Agricultural Economics
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The Language Animal

release date: Mar 14, 2016
The Language Animal
From Sources of the Self to A Secular Age, Charles Taylor has shown how we create ways of being, as individuals and as a society. Here, he demonstrates that language is at the center of this generative process. Language does not merely describe; it constitutes meaning, and the shared practice of speech shapes human experience.

An Agricultural Note-Book, to Assist Candidates in Preparing for Examinations in Agriculture

release date: Nov 13, 2018
An Agricultural Note-Book, to Assist Candidates in Preparing for Examinations in Agriculture
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Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible: With the Biblical Fragments;

release date: Nov 11, 2018
Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible: With the Biblical Fragments;
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Fragments of the Books of Kings According to the Translation of Aquila

release date: Oct 16, 2018
Fragments of the Books of Kings According to the Translation of Aquila
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Hegel and Modern Society

release date: Oct 15, 2015
Hegel and Modern Society
This book is an exploration of the relevance of Hegel's thought to contemporary society and politics.

The Wisdom of Ben Sira; Portions of the Book of Ecclesiasticus from Hebrew Manuscripts in the Cairo Genizah Collection Presented to the University of Cambridge by the Editors

release date: Oct 13, 2018
The Wisdom of Ben Sira; Portions of the Book of Ecclesiasticus from Hebrew Manuscripts in the Cairo Genizah Collection Presented to the University of Cambridge by the Editors
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Retrieving Realism

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Retrieving Realism
For Descartes, knowledge exists as ideas in the mind that represent the world. In a radical critique, Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor argue that knowledge consists of much more than the representations we formulate in our minds. They affirm our direct contact with reality—both the physical and the social world—and our shared understanding of it.

Pirke Avot: Sayings of the Jewish Fathers

release date: May 28, 2018
Pirke Avot: Sayings of the Jewish Fathers
This exceptional translation of Pirke Avot (Pirkei Avot) features in full the chapters and sacred phrases by the Jewish forefathers. Pirke Avot or Pirkei Avot - in English 'Chapters of the Fathers' - is a collection of sayings and aphorisms dating from antiquity which teach the ethics and morality of the Jewish faith. Attributed to various sages of Judaism who taught between the 2nd century BCE to the 2nd century AD, this collection combines some of the finest and most salient phrases coined by the revered rabbis of old. Since the early Middle Ages, it has been customary in several Jewish traditions for adherents and aspiring rabbis to devote time studying and absorbing these ancient sayings. Many are characterised by a memorable brevity, for expressing in a couple of sentences what other teachers would find difficult to teach in several pages. The Jewish principles of kindness, self-respect and the respect of others are expounded upon with insightful detail.

Secularism and Freedom of Conscience

release date: Nov 29, 2011
Secularism and Freedom of Conscience
Jocelyn Maclure and Charles Taylor provide a clearly reasoned, articulate account of the two main principles of secularism—equal respect, and freedom of conscience—and argue that in our religiously diverse, politically interconnected world, secularism, properly understood, may offer the only path to religious and philosophical freedom.

The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere

release date: Mar 02, 2011
The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere
The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere represents a rare opportunity to experience a diverse group of preeminent philosophers confronting one pervasive contemporary concern: what role does or should religion play in our public lives? Reflecting on her recent work concerning state violence in Israel-Palestine, Judith Butler explores the potential of religious perspectives for renewing cultural and political criticism, while Jürgen Habermas, best known for his seminal conception of the public sphere, thinks through the ambiguous legacy of the concept of "the political" in contemporary theory. Charles Taylor argues for a radical redefinition of secularism, and Cornel West defends civil disobedience and emancipatory theology. Eduardo Mendieta and Jonathan VanAntwerpen detail the immense contribution of these philosophers to contemporary social and political theory, and an afterword by Craig Calhoun places these attempts to reconceive the significance of both religion and the secular in the context of contemporary national and international politics.

Dilemmas and Connections

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Dilemmas and Connections
There are, always, more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in one’s philosophy—and in these essays Charles Taylor turns to those things not fully imagined or avenues not wholly explored in his epochal A Secular Age. Here Taylor talks in detail about thinkers who are his allies and interlocutors, such as Iris Murdoch, Alasdair MacIntyre, Robert Brandom, and Paul Celan. He offers major contributions to social theory, expanding on the issues of nationalism, democratic exclusionism, religious mobilizations, and modernity. And he delves even more deeply into themes taken up in A Secular Age: the continuity of religion from the past into the future; the nature of the secular; the folly of hoping to live by “reason alone”; and the perils of moralism. He also speculates on how irrationality emerges from the heart of rationality itself, and why violence breaks out again and again. In A Secular Age, Taylor more evidently foregrounded his Catholic faith, and there are several essays here that further explore that faith. Overall, this is a hopeful book, showing how, while acknowledging the force of religion and the persistence of violence and folly, we nonetheless have the power to move forward once we have given up the brittle pretensions of a narrow rationalism.

A SECULAR AGE

release date: Jun 30, 2009
A SECULAR AGE
The place of religion in society has changed profoundly in the last few centuries, particularly in the West. In what will be a defining book for our time, Taylor takes up the question of what these changes mean, and what, precisely, happens when a society becomes one in which faith is only one human possibility among others.

Leadership Theories for You !

release date: Dec 23, 2015
Leadership Theories for You !
Maybe you're a rising business executive who's getting ready for your summer vacation, and you're looking for something interesting to read. Maybe you're just heading to Seattle for a sales conference, and you need something to peruse on the plane. Or maybe you're starting an MBA in the fall. and you're wondering what books to read before you start. Yes, You feel you ought to read one of the latest business books. This title is on of the series of management books published by OxfordCS Publications. Our series of management Books cover everything from accounting principles to business strategy. Each one has been written to provide you with the practical skills you need to succeed as a management professional. All our Books for business professionals are written exclusively by experts within their fields. Delve into subjects such as accounting, self management, human resource management and job searching! This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.

Modern Social Imaginaries

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Modern Social Imaginaries
DIVAn accounting of the varying forms of social imaginary that have underpinned the rise of Western modernity./div

Varieties of Religion Today

release date: Nov 30, 2003
Varieties of Religion Today
A hundred years after William James delivered the celebrated lectures that became The Varieties of Religious Experience, one of the foremost thinkers in the English-speaking world returns to the questions posed in James's masterpiece to clarify the circumstances and conditions of religion in our day. An elegant mix of the philosophy and sociology of religion, Charles Taylor's powerful book maintains a clear perspective on James's work in its historical and cultural contexts, while casting a new and revealing light upon the present. Lucid, readable, and dense with ideas that promise to transform current debates about religion and secularism, Varieties of Religion Today is much more than a revisiting of James's classic. Rather, it places James's analysis of religious experience and the dilemmas of doubt and belief in an unfamiliar but illuminating context, namely the social horizon in which questions of religion come to be presented to individuals in the first place. Taylor begins with questions about the way in which James conceives his subject, and shows how these questions arise out of different ways of understanding religion that confronted one another in James's time and continue to do so today. Evaluating James's treatment of the ethics of belief, he goes on to develop an innovative and provocative reading of the public and cultural conditions in which questions of belief or unbelief are perceived to be individual questions. What emerges is a remarkable and penetrating view of the relation between religion and social order and, ultimately, of what "religion" means.

Prazsky Krysarik, Prague Ratter Training Guide

release date: Dec 04, 2015
Prazsky Krysarik, Prague Ratter Training Guide
The Prazsky Krysarik (Prague Ratter) Training Book is a truly informative and unique training guide, full of reliable and tested information - written for the admirers of this wonderful breed. This is an easy-to-read, and in-depth text which you will thoroughly enjoy. It contains a wealth of interesting facts and reliable information, along with detailed advice for owners. Contributed to by a series of Prazsky Krysarik dog trainers, this book is certainly a must have addition to your collection.

The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia

release date: Jan 01, 2000
The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia
As a key subject for children in an ever more sophisticated world, the grasp of science and the basic principles behind it are explored in The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia. Arranged thematically, the text seeks not just to provide factual information, but help the reader to enquire and collect and use evidence in the exploration of new topics.

A Catholic Modernity?

release date: Jan 01, 1999
A Catholic Modernity?
Dimensions of his intellectual commitment - dimensions left implicit in his philosophical writing.

The Shepherd of Hermas Volume 2 - Scholar's Choice Edition

release date: Feb 12, 2015
The Shepherd of Hermas Volume 2 - Scholar's Choice Edition
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