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Strong evaluation without moral sources [electronic resource] : on Charles Taylor's philosophical anthropology and ethics / by Arto Laitinen.

By: Laitinen, Arto.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Quellen und Studien zur Philosophie: Bd. 86.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xi, 385 p.).ISBN: 9783110211900 (electronic bk.); 3110211904 (electronic bk.); 128339829X; 9781283398299.Other title: Charles Taylor's philosophical anthropology and ethics.Subject(s): Taylor, Charles, 1931- | Taylor, Charles, 1931- -- Ethics | Ethics -- History -- 20th century | Philosophical anthropology -- History -- 20th century | Values | PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- ModernGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Strong evaluation without moral sources.DDC classification: 191 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Charles Taylor (1931- ) is one of the leading living philosophers. This is the first extended study on the key notions of his views in philosophical anthropology and ethical theory. Firstly, Laitinen clarifies, qualifies and defends Taylor's thesis that transcendental arguments show that personal understandings concerning ethical and other values (so called "strong evaluation") is necessary, in different ways, for human agency, selfhood, identity and personhood. Secondly, Laitinen defends and develops in various ways Taylor's value realism. Finally, the book criticizes Taylor's view.
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Revised version of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Jyv�askyl�a University, 2003.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-382) and index.

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Charles Taylor (1931- ) is one of the leading living philosophers. This is the first extended study on the key notions of his views in philosophical anthropology and ethical theory. Firstly, Laitinen clarifies, qualifies and defends Taylor's thesis that transcendental arguments show that personal understandings concerning ethical and other values (so called "strong evaluation") is necessary, in different ways, for human agency, selfhood, identity and personhood. Secondly, Laitinen defends and develops in various ways Taylor's value realism. Finally, the book criticizes Taylor's view.

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Strong evaluation without moral sources by Laitinen, Arto. ©2008
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