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    Human Agency and Language, by Charles Taylor

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    This essay is my attempt to lay down in plain terms the expressivist position advanced by Charles Taylor as an alternative to the dominant approach to the study of man, based upon an influential shift in philosophers’ understanding of language. Taylor adopts a view of man as the language animal, an animal whose very conscious experience is constituted by its capacity for speech and expression. This position reveals faults with the dominant approach, and leads to a holistic conception of language

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    Charles Taylor Charles Edward Taylor, which was his full name, was born in 1868, and the location was Decatur, IL. Sometime around 1892 Charles met a lady named Henrietta (Etta) Webbert, shortly after they met he asked her to marry him. Henrietta had an uncle named Charles Webbert who owned a building that later the Wright brothers would rent from Henrietta’s family. By this time Charles Taylor had already been working on farm equipment, small engines, and bicycles. All these little details in

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    Patient Presentation Charles Taylor arrived to therapy on time at the outpatient clinic and was oriented x 3. He is a Caucasian male. Charles came to therapy dressed in clean clothing (jeans and shirt) with tennis shoes. Charles is senior in college of 21 years old. He looked to have good hygiene. During his interview, he was overall quiet to the point that it was difficult to understand him. He also appeared lethargic during the interview. Presenting Problem: Charles in coming to therapy to discuss

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    Charles Taylor, a Canadian philosopher, argues that cultural survival is valuable and is a definitive good. He believes that it is in the proper domain of state action to define collective substantive goals for cultures, that can answer ‘what is ultimately valuable in life’, in order to protect the dialogical being. If we accept the argument that people are dialogical beings then deaf people should be allowed to live within their Deaf culture and produce deaf children as the please. By immersing

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    The Self: As Defined by Charles Taylor

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    with the infinite capacity for creativity. We can mold ourselves into anyone we want. So now the question becomes: “Who am I now? And what kind of person do I want to be?” In the book, Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity, Charles Taylor would argue that we are not left to make this choice by ourselves, but are instead governed by a number of external factors such as society, culture, religion, and even the time period in which we are living. He refers to this concept as the “modern

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    where known as “blood diamonds.”(Sesay, "Civil War") Also, the Government was weak at the time, making it a perfect time for anarchy. The Sierra Leone Civil War began when the Revolutionary United Front,(RUF), with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), intervened in Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow the Momoh government ,and when Momoh deployed troops to the border region to repel the incursion it sparked a gruesome 11 year civil war that

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    challenges individual ideals and encourages supererogation; (2) the social dimension of integrity, however, must have limits that preserve the individuals's integrity. The concept of integrity is explored through recent works by Christine Korsgaard, Charles Taylor, and Susan Babbitt. A life of integrity is in part a life whereby one 'lives up to' one's own deeply held values. Yet, as one seeks to transcend the realm of the morally customary or the dutiful, one must check one's progress not only against

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    A single cotton tree stands in the dusty schoolyard, its branches reaching towards the sky. Underneath these branches, a small group huddles, their voices merging in the wind.i They are a mothers' group, and these Sierra Leonean women have gathered to discuss their lives in the face of the shambles of post-conflict reform.ii “They call our children rebel children,” the women say. “[They tell me] You and your child are eating all our food . . . but sometimes I go to bed for two days without food.”iii

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    to. To have goals and be a nice person, people do not have to have God. People must learn to live without boundaries and help each other improve the world and make it safer. People cannot be themselves and are split apart because of religion. Charles Taylor, in his “subtraction story,” says people now have secular minds because of “science and objective reason.” A secular way of life gives a person everything they need without having to deal with the morals of religion. In Taylor’s “A Secular Age”

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    Philosophy and Multiculturalism: Searle, Rorty, and Taylor ABSTRACT: John Searle opposes multiculturalism because he views it as part of a movement to undermine the concepts of truth and objectivity in the Western tradition. Richard Rorty disagrees with Searle about the relation between philosophical theories of truth and academic practices, but he is neutral on the issue of multiculturalism. Charles Taylor approaches the issue historically, defending multiculturalism as emerging from one branch

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