La morale come ‘most peculiar institution’? Charles Taylor interprete di Bernard Williams

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Morality as the 'most peculiar institution'? Charles Taylor interpreter of Bernard Williams

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Abstract

The aim of this article consists in analyzing Charles Taylor’s interpretation of Bernard Williams’ moral philosophy. It focuses in particular on Taylor’s volume "Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity" (1989), but it also considers Taylor’s essay on Williams "A most peculiar institution" (1995) and Williams’ reply to it. The article underlines similarities (such as a common critique on morality intended as a system of obligations and its procedural matrix, or the common dislike for moral projectivism) as well as differences between the two philosophers. My argument is that Taylor’s thesis is more persuasive than Williams’ 'sophisticated naturalism'.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Morality as the 'most peculiar institution'? Charles Taylor interpreter of Bernard Williams
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)645-666
Number of pages22
JournalRIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEOSCOLASTICA
VolumeCVII
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Beni
  • Bernard Williams
  • Charles Taylor
  • Etica procedurale
  • Goods
  • Naturalismo filosofico
  • Philosophical naturalism
  • Procedural Ethics

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