Charles Taylor and the sources of responsibility: authenticity as a non-subjective moral ideal

  • Title: Charles Taylor and the sources of responsibility: authenticity as a non-subjective moral ideal
    Alternative Title: Charles Taylor and the sources of responsibility: authenticity as a non-subjective moral ideal
    Year: 2009
    Keyword(s): authenticity, self
    Description: Dr. Lorkovic discusses the notion of authenticity, a key element informing the interface between the family and the state. Drawing on the work of Charles Taylor, Dr. Lorkovic addresses the joint concepts of self and authenticity, the ideal of being true to oneself. While being true to oneself would suggest a private moral subjectivism, Dr. Lorkovic suggests that the shared moral world is a condition of the existence of the self and thus of authenticity and that, therefore, being true to oneself necessarily involves responsibility for others.
    Notes: Presented on January 23, 2009 at the Humanities Speaker Series held at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.
    Peer Reviewed: No
    Type of Item: Workshop Materials
    Language: English
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