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Philosophical Papers: Volume 1, Human Agency and Language

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Starting from a polemical concern with behaviorism and other reductionist theories, the volumes progress to a general critique of naturalism, its historical development and its importance for modern culture and consciousness.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 23rd 2004 by Cambridge University Press (first published March 28th 1985)
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I was first introduced to this collection in second year undergrad. It blew me away. I hadn't yet read philosophy with this many layers to keep up with, and it took a while for me to get my brain into that sort of shape. But Taylor's creativity and vision with respect to the constitution of the self (we are language "all the way down") are so eloquent once unpacked. The second volume is no less valuable.
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Charles 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
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