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

Author
Lorkovic, Edvard
Faculty Advisor
Date
2009
Keywords
authenticity , self
Abstract (summary)
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.
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Notes
Presented on January 23, 2009 at the Humanities Speaker Series held at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.
Item Type
Presentation
Language
English
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