Questioni di senso nell'età secolare

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Questions of meaning in the secular age

Charles Taylor*, Alessandra Gerolin*

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] More than a decade after the publication of 'A Secular Age', Charles Taylor, in the unpublished lecture contained in this volume, focuses on some theoretical points traced in the impressive study on secularization, as well as on some important challenges that have emerged in this period of time. While, according to many, the passing of the years would have given rise to a further and inevitable decline of religion from the horizon of human experience until its progressive disappearance, today we are faced with an anomaly from which Taylor does not escape and which he intends to account for. Our era is characterized not only by terrible tragedies on a global level, but also by a "culture of seekers" who, in religious faith as well as in different areas of life, seek an answer to their questions of meaning. This spiritual search, which involves both believers and non-believers, is configured according to the terms of a "journey" that involves both the question of one's identity and ethical-political reflection. This investigation is conducted by the Canadian thinker within the three essays published in the volume, dominated by the question about what it is good to be and love at the expense of procedural ethics: only by facing these challenges, in fact, will it be possible to develop a adequate reflection concerning the meaning of living and co-living in a post-secular society
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Questions of meaning in the secular age
Original languageItalian
PublisherMimesis
Number of pages138
Volume7
ISBN (Print)9791222302836
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameI NODI DEL TEMPO

Keywords

  • Charles Taylor
  • Communitarianism
  • Comunitarismo
  • Liberalism
  • Liberalismo
  • Moralism
  • Moralismo
  • Secolarizzazione
  • Secularization

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