Multiculturalism



❴Reading❵ ➶ Multiculturalism Author Charles Taylor – E17streets4all.co.uk A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and The Politics of Recognition, this paperback brings together an even wider range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe t A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and The Politics of Recognition, this paperback brings together an even wider range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding Multiculturalism Charles Taylor s initial inquiry, which considers whether the institutions of liberal democratic government make room or should make room for recognizing the worth of distinctive cultural traditions, remains the centerpiece of this discussion It is now joined by J rgen Habermas s extensive essay on the issues of recognition and the democratic constitutional state and by K Anthony Appiah s commentary on the tensions between personal and collective identities, such as those shaped by religion, gender, ethnicity, race, and sexuality, and on the dangerous tendency of multicultural politics to gloss over such tensions These contributions are joined by those of other well known thinkers, who further relate the demand for recognition to issues of multicultural education, feminism, and cultural separatism.Multiculturalism

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name This profile may contain books from multiple authors of this name Other authors with this name Charles TaylorCharles Taylor, Journalist, Film criticCharles Margrave Taylor CC GOQ FBA FRSC is a Canadian philosopher, and professor emeritus at McGill University He is best known for his contributions to political philosophy, the philosophy of social science, history of philosophy and intellectual history This work has earned him the prestigious Kyoto Prize, the Templeton Prize, the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy, and the John W Kluge Prize, in addition to widespread esteem among philosophers Source Wikipedia.

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Multiculturalism
  • Charles Taylor
  • English
  • 11 January 2019
  • 0691037795

10 thoughts on “Multiculturalism

  1. says:

    Taylor provides an interesting discussion on the importance of attempting to recognize difference between cultures instead of simply tolerating difference without seeking to recognize their value While a culture may seek to be recognized equally in a society in order to decrease discrimination, this demand may in fact be perceived as the act of seeking legitimation from the historically oppressive majority through their preconceived criterion of value The need to be legitimated by another by t Taylor provides an interesting discussion on the importance of attempting to recognize difference between cultures instead of simply tolerating difference without seeking to recognize their value While a culture may seek to be recognized equally in a society in order to decrease discrimination, this demand may in fact be perceived as the act of seeking legitimation from the historically oppressive majority through their preconceived criterion of value The need to be legitimated by another by their standards may thus be perceived as a continuation of the initial power struggle between the historical oppressor and historically oppressed hence providing no Real value to the oppressed This perception draws away from the initial intention of earning real respect rather than being tolerated on the basis of law and simultaneously brings up the question of whether acceptance of cultural value by the majority is the solution to the difficulties of multicultural coexistence All in all, I enjoyed his discussion on the topic as he is thorough and presents arguments and counterarguments Unfortunately, the topic of toleration itself is one that presents a high degree of subjectivity

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    1 12 3 4 5678 1 recognition2 Communitarianism 3 proceduralist liberalism 4 equal dignity 5 honor 6 homogenizing 7 private and public 8 collective

  3. says:

    I didn t read what the other authors thought, I only read Charles Taylor s essay which is like 50 pages or so This essay is still very relevant I unlike other reviewers will not summarize the text It wouldn t do it justice, nor do I feel like working for you My own authenticity just tells you what my opinion was I will keep working with Taylor s views as I think they are so relevant today, and really help to explain some of the problems we are facing with the rise of the authoritarian right I didn t read what the other authors thought, I only read Charles Taylor s essay which is like 50 pages or so This essay is still very relevant I unlike other reviewers will not summarize the text It wouldn t do it justice, nor do I feel like working for you My own authenticity just tells you what my opinion was I will keep working with Taylor s views as I think they are so relevant today, and really help to explain some of the problems we are facing with the rise of the authoritarian right with Trump, La Pen, Brexit, etc Worth the read

  4. says:

    My other recent buy at B N Charles Taylor is my new fascination My other recent buy at BN Charles Taylor is my new fascination

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    Quite surprisingly, for my case, a book of liberal theory that I actually actually liked More than liked, I find it amazing Taylor s essay, which is the centre bone of the book, is an almost perfect rendition of the differences at the base of the human rights discourse The essays surrounding it, from the prefaces and introductions by Amy Gutmann to KA Appiah are highly illuminating, and all suggesting some interesting critiques and insights.

  7. says:

    A fascinating collection of essays that provide differing perspectives on the issues of multiculturalism, equality and liberty

  8. says:

    Essay by Charles Taylor, followed by responses by several others The essay was quite interesting The responses, not as interesting Taylor deals with the politics of recognition, which is about how people get their identity from being recognized as having value To deny a people this is a great offense The political paradox is that a liberal democracy sees all as equal This has a great homogenizing effect, which tends to violently force all into the mold of the majority, which is in po Essay by Charles Taylor, followed by responses by several others The essay was quite interesting The responses, not as interesting Taylor deals with the politics of recognition, which is about how people get their identity from being recognized as having value To deny a people this is a great offense The political paradox is that a liberal democracy sees all as equal This has a great homogenizing effect, which tends to violently force all into the mold of the majority, which is in power The uniqueness of a particular minority is not recognized But on the other hand, to enforce a political system that recognizes a minority, ensuring their survival in its full value, contradicts the universalizing impulse of the democracy The latter also can easily be patronizing, thus not only missing the goal of recognizing, but actually is worse in that it actively rejects that which needs to be recognized.His remedy draws from Gadamer s concept of merging horizons I need to read him my Pastor, Saji George, claims he is a major influence on his thinking Taylor s idea is a system in which a minority is approached with the a priori assumption there very well may be something of great value to improve one s own knowledge values culture etc, and to engage on that basis, expecting a merging of horizons The very value system by which the new culture is evaluated may even be changed This is sort of in between viewing the culture from the outside homogenization model and assigning value on no basis patronization, no true recognizing I had wanted to read Taylor, particularly, his A Secular Age, but this title was all my library had

  9. says:

    yada yada normally wouldn t touch something like this left these books on the mudd reserve room shelves a few years ago however the introductory summary, running through the contributors arguments, appealed to me a few of the essays describe problems which i ve been worrying about for a long time so, um, we re all thrown together, different colors, creeds, degrees of modernization civilization and we all seem to be clamoring to have our unique racial or cultural heritages not simply tol yada yada normally wouldn t touch something like this left these books on the mudd reserve room shelves a few years ago however the introductory summary, running through the contributors arguments, appealed to me a few of the essays describe problems which i ve been worrying about for a long time so, um, we re all thrown together, different colors, creeds, degrees of modernization civilization and we all seem to be clamoring to have our unique racial or cultural heritages not simply tolerated but embraced, even celebrated in the public square but by whom, and toward what end the state, with the idea of making us all get along proactively by our fellow citizens, for the sake a purer mutual engagement, free of the coercive nudging of the state who sets such standards and enforces them and here s the biggie for me what happens when a cultural tradition violates the ground rules of modern secular liberal western life which form of tolerance do we then privilege muslim women walking through our cities alongside college coeds doing their best to expose themselves, and even so paris london berlin etc., in head to toe veils, even the whites of their eyes obscured, come to mind.anyhoww these things all concern me and are, at least, articulated well by the essays collected in this book but that s where it ends this is an academic book for an academic audience and thus it is not in the business of offering practicable solutions to these issues or anything ever in any context

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    The book focuses on the demand for recongnition of minorities in a multicultural state Charles Taylor also refers to the historical origins in modern thought It s a pleading in favour of otherness, in favour of understanding minorities, in favour of freedom, of educationThe discussion starts with Taylor s text and then all the other essays comment upon his ideas.I was really amused by Saul Bellow s ethnocentricity When Zulus produce a Tolstoy we will read him This appears quoted in sev The book focuses on the demand for recongnition of minorities in a multicultural state Charles Taylor also refers to the historical origins in modern thought It s a pleading in favour of otherness, in favour of understanding minorities, in favour of freedom, of educationThe discussion starts with Taylor s text and then all the other essays comment upon his ideas.I was really amused by Saul Bellow s ethnocentricity When Zulus produce a Tolstoy we will read him This appears quoted in several essays in the book Well, there are many Zulus in Canada who produced original works Maybe they cannot compete with Tolstoy, but everyone brings something NEW Exclussivistic attitudes ruin the charm of literary enrichment and literary communication I would say that the solution would be a willingness to be open to comparative cultural study of the kind that must displace our horizons in the resulting fusions p 73.The book cannot be read in a hurry, but with a pencil in hand, underlining.I cannot give it 5 stars as I consider it doesn t treat all the aspects risen by multiculturalism, multiculturalism doesn t appear well defined and we don t have many exemplifications for the ideas found in the book.However I must admit that for those studying Canada and its policies, this book is a MUST

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