The idea of immanence in Charles Taylor's philosophy of religion

2017
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dc.abstract.enThe Age of Reason is now considered an epoch in which the process of cultural changes that shaped modern consciousness started. Examining these processes Charles Taylor in his work on A Secular Age presents his view on religion as being closely related with culture and always expressed in particular historical and cultural contexts. (Taylor 2007) According to him, the most important feature of the modern culture is a bent to impersonality which creates the immanent frame. This frame which provides a new context for our thinking and acting is now common to people in the modern West, where religion is almost completely absent in the "public space". (Schweiker 2009) But in Taylor’s view religion can be defined as a set of beliefs, practices and institutions that still exists in our contemporary society. In fact, he supplements the traditional meaning of religion in terms of belief in the transcendent with one related to the practical context. Thus, by analyzing the concept of the immanent frame, on the background of the Western tradition and culture, Taylor discovers and explains us the new shape that the idea of immanency takes on in the XXI century. His defense of religion, however, seems problematic. In polemic with the secular tradition of the Enlightenment he reduces religion to the context of our everyday life, based on customary behavior, tradition and social rules. Like Richard Rorty he observes that religion has no longer been a foundation for political structures, values and human affairs. (Rorty 2008; Rorty, Vattimo 2005; Taylor 2011) However, his concept of inner transcendence is also without foundations as Taylor’s communitarian vision of a man does not allow for finding a place on which a sought for God can be based. Presenting the immanent frame Taylor in fact does not solve the problem of metaphysical foundation for moral values and spirituality. Instead, he offers a description of our secular modernity in which religious beliefs are interpreted in worldly or human terms.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Filozofiipl
dc.contributor.authorMiklaszewska, Justyna - 130601 pl
dc.contributor.editorTomaszewska, Anna - 161146 pl
dc.contributor.editorHämäläinen, Hassepl
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-07T14:26:19Z
dc.date.available2017-11-07T14:26:19Z
dc.date.issued2017pl
dc.description.physical35-51pl
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-65394-5_3pl
dc.identifier.eisbn978-3-319-65394-5pl
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-319-65393-8pl
dc.identifier.projectUMO-2014/15/B/HS1/02751pl
dc.identifier.projectDEC-2014/15/D/HS1/02751pl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/46012
dc.languageengpl
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dc.pubinfoCham : Palgrave Macmillanpl
dc.publisher.ministerialPalgrave Macmillanpl
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dc.sourceinfoliczba autorów 14; liczba stron 334; liczba arkuszy wydawniczych 20;pl
dc.subject.enEnlightenmentpl
dc.subject.enreligionpl
dc.subject.enimmanencepl
dc.subject.ensecularismpl
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dc.titleThe idea of immanence in Charles Taylor's philosophy of religionpl
dc.title.containerThe sources of secularism : Enlightenment and beyondpl
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The Age of Reason is now considered an epoch in which the process of cultural changes that shaped modern consciousness started. Examining these processes Charles Taylor in his work on A Secular Age presents his view on religion as being closely related with culture and always expressed in particular historical and cultural contexts. (Taylor 2007) According to him, the most important feature of the modern culture is a bent to impersonality which creates the immanent frame. This frame which provides a new context for our thinking and acting is now common to people in the modern West, where religion is almost completely absent in the "public space". (Schweiker 2009) But in Taylor’s view religion can be defined as a set of beliefs, practices and institutions that still exists in our contemporary society. In fact, he supplements the traditional meaning of religion in terms of belief in the transcendent with one related to the practical context. Thus, by analyzing the concept of the immanent frame, on the background of the Western tradition and culture, Taylor discovers and explains us the new shape that the idea of immanency takes on in the XXI century. His defense of religion, however, seems problematic. In polemic with the secular tradition of the Enlightenment he reduces religion to the context of our everyday life, based on customary behavior, tradition and social rules. Like Richard Rorty he observes that religion has no longer been a foundation for political structures, values and human affairs. (Rorty 2008; Rorty, Vattimo 2005; Taylor 2011) However, his concept of inner transcendence is also without foundations as Taylor’s communitarian vision of a man does not allow for finding a place on which a sought for God can be based. Presenting the immanent frame Taylor in fact does not solve the problem of metaphysical foundation for moral values and spirituality. Instead, he offers a description of our secular modernity in which religious beliefs are interpreted in worldly or human terms.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Filozofii
dc.contributor.authorpl
Miklaszewska, Justyna - 130601
dc.contributor.editorpl
Tomaszewska, Anna - 161146
dc.contributor.editorpl
Hämäläinen, Hasse
dc.date.accessioned
2017-11-07T14:26:19Z
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2017-11-07T14:26:19Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2017
dc.description.physicalpl
35-51
dc.description.publicationpl
1
dc.identifier.doipl
10.1007/978-3-319-65394-5_3
dc.identifier.eisbnpl
978-3-319-65394-5
dc.identifier.isbnpl
978-3-319-65393-8
dc.identifier.projectpl
UMO-2014/15/B/HS1/02751
dc.identifier.projectpl
DEC-2014/15/D/HS1/02751
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https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/46012
dc.languagepl
eng
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eng
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Cham : Palgrave Macmillan
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Palgrave Macmillan
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liczba autorów 14; liczba stron 334; liczba arkuszy wydawniczych 20;
dc.subject.enpl
Enlightenment
dc.subject.enpl
religion
dc.subject.enpl
immanence
dc.subject.enpl
secularism
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Article
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The idea of immanence in Charles Taylor's philosophy of religion
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The sources of secularism : Enlightenment and beyond
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