Nature Religion and the Ethics of Authenticity

Environmental Ethics 33 (3):295-305 (2011)
Abstract
In The Ethics of Authenticity, Charles Taylor speaks of the malaises of modernity in which individualism and authenticity lose their moral force by becoming simply a type of relativism and/or soft despotism. In contrast, Taylor suggests that individualism and authenticity need to be understood as holding moral salience through the dialogical nature of human life and the external horizons of meaning necessary to the very formulation of the authentic self. Individual choice only makes sense when some choices are more socially, politically, and/or ethically valuable than others. Taylor’s discussion of the ethics of authenticity can be applied to the religious movement of contemporary Paganism and the marked hesitation on the part of Pagans to claim any expected responsibility on the part of other Pagans toward nature and/or the environment
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 10,374
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Neil Levy (2011). Enhancing Authenticity. Journal of Applied Philosophy 28 (3):308-318.
Rick Anthony Furtak (2003). The Virtues of Authenticity. International Philosophical Quarterly 43 (4):423-438.
M. A. B. Degenhardt (2009). Richard Peters and Valuing Authenticity. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (1):209-222.
Jonathan Webber (2013). Authenticity. In Steven Churchill & Jack Reynolds (eds.), Jean-Paul Sartre: Key Concepts. Acumen.
Glenn Deliège (2010). The Cinquefoil Controversy. Environmental Ethics 32 (1):17-32.
B. Roessler (2012). Authenticity of Cultures and of Persons. Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (4-5):445-455.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2012-09-18

Total downloads

7 ( #180,536 of 1,096,875 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

4 ( #74,153 of 1,096,875 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.