[lit-ideas] Re: Honor? Charles Taylor anyone?

  • From: "Lawrence Helm" <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 07:26:35 -0700



John and I have a history of misunderstanding and annoying each other; so
when I read his original note I had no plans to join the discussion.
However, later in conversation with my wife I mentioned Charles Taylor and
she said she had heard of him and thought I might enjoy reading his book.
Then, after reading the review Eric posted, I ordered the book.  However, I
am still feeling doubtful about the advisability of my joining the
discussion; so don't hold up the start of your project for me.  




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Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Honor? Charles Taylor anyone?


As far as I know, I am the only one who has responded to John's

suggestion of working through Taylor's _Sources of the Self_.  The book

is rather intimidating, both in its size and scope, yet also quite

readable even to those who are not students of philosophy.  I would like

to encourage listers who are interested in the topic of the modern self

to consider taking part in the discussion.  My guess is that the book is

in many libraries.  Also, John has made an excellent choice in choosing

the first chapter for discussion.  It is accessible and thought

provoking.  I have asked John to hold off on the discussion so that

others can join us.  If people would like to join us, we can wait.  So

please let us know if you would like to join us.  Thank you.




Phil Enns

Toronto, ON


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