Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

La contextualización moral del sujeto en el pensamiento de Charles Taylor

Francisco Javier Higuero


Charles Taylor’s view of the self is closely connected with his analysis of moral life
and it constitutes some kind of reaction directed against the limitations and inconsistencias he perceives in the philosophical positions taken by cultural movements such as liberalism and communitarism. In contrast with those theories, Taylor does not hesitate to recognize the value of a tradition of hermeneutics that searches for meaning and proper understanding of existence. Therefore, any relevant discourse of the self must take into account the way individuals experience their moral lives and the horizons of meaning held within cultures which would support them. Such a moral framework might contribute, in one form or another, not only to epistemological understanding but also to the recognition of values that happen to be articulated, shared, structured and fused.

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