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    Fellow Travellers on Different Paths: A Conversation with Charles Taylor.Michiel Meijer & Charles Taylor - 2020 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 46 (8):985-1002.
    This interview with Charles Taylor explores a central concern throughout his work, namely, his concern to ‘reenchant’ self and world through a careful examination of value as emanating from the world rather than from ourselves. It focuses especially on the status of his central doctrine of ‘strong evaluation’ against the background of mainstream meta-ethical theories, such as neo-Kantian constructivism and robust realist non-naturalism. Additionally, the relationship between Taylor’s theism and his moral–political philosophy is discussed. A key issue that is examined (...)
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    Charles Taylor's Doctrine of Strong Evaluation: Ethics and Ontology in a Scientific Age.Michiel Meijer - 2017 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This book provides a comprehensive critical account of Taylor’s writings, and argues that a close examination of his central concept of “strong evaluation” reveals both the potential of and the tensions in his entire thinking.
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    The Reification of Value: Robust Realism and Alienation.Rob Compaijen & Michiel Meijer - 2021 - Humana Mente 29 (3):275-294.
    This paper explores the relation between metaethical reflection and value experience, and does so by focusing on robust realism. Robust realism is typically criticized for its ontological and epist...
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    Ontological Gaps.Michiel Meijer - 2019 - Philosophy Today 63 (1):155-173.
    This essay pursues the development of Charles Taylor’s ontological thought by comparing his—insightful yet neglected—early paper “Ontology” with his little-known essay “Ethics and Ontology” and his most matured ontological position in Retrieving Realism. It also puts a spotlight on Taylor’s unusual “interwoven” mode of argumentation in between ethics, phenomenology, and ontology. In so doing, I aim, first, to show Taylor’s remarkable consistency; second, to unravel his hybrid position in between ethics, phenomenology, and ontology; third, to argue for a tension between (...)
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    Ontological Gaps in Advance.Michiel Meijer - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
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    Is Charles Taylor (Still) a Weak Ontologist?Michiel Meijer - 2017 - Dialogue 56 (1).
    In this paper, I critically discuss Charles Taylor’s employment of the concept of ontology by shining a spotlight on a shift in emphasis from an anthropocentric to a non-anthropocentric viewpoint in his more recent writings on ontology. I also argue that Stephen White’s characterization of Taylor’s ‘weak’ ontology, while revealing, only partly explains Taylor’s position, as White’s interpretation leaves no room for the metaphysical thrust in Taylor’s thought. Drawing attention to a Taylor left out of White’s Taylor, I ultimately seek (...)
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    A Phenomenological Approach with Ontological Implications? Charles Taylor and Maurice Mandelbaum on Explanation in Ethics.Michiel Meijer - 2017 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 20 (5):977-991.
    This paper critically discusses Charles Taylor’s ethical views in his little known paper “Ethics and Ontology” : 305–320, 2003) by confronting it with the moral phenomenology of Maurice Mandelbaum, as laid out in his The Phenomenology of Moral Experience. The aim of the paper is to explore the significance of Taylor’s views for the dispute between naturalists, non-naturalists, and quietists in contemporary metaethics. It is divided in six sections. In the first section, I examine Taylor’s critique of naturalism. I continue (...)
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    Does Charles Taylor Have a Nietzsche Problem?Michiel Meijer - 2017 - Constellations 24 (3):372-386.
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    Human-Related, Not Human-Controlled.Michiel Meijer - 2017 - International Philosophical Quarterly 57 (3):267-285.
    This essay critically discusses Charles Taylor’s distinctive mode of argumentation regarding ethics, phenomenology, and ontology. It also examines the meaning of Taylor’s ontological claims by putting a spotlight on the underappreciated significance of Heidegger and Murdoch for Taylor’s ontology. I argue that Taylor’s hybrid position is best understood as a phenomenological attempt to connect Heideggerian ontology and Murdochean ethics. The paper is divided in five sections: Taylor’s engagement with Murdoch and his tendency towards non-anthropocentrism in ethics; his unusual interwoven mode (...)
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    Guest Editors’ Introduction: Special Issue “Moral Phenomenology and Moral Philosophy”.Michiel Meijer & Mark Timmons - 2022 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 25 (1):1-3.
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    Clarifying Moral Clarification: On Taylor’s Contribution to Metaethics.Michiel Meijer - 2021 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 29 (5):705-722.
    Given Taylor’s status as one of the most important thinkers in contemporary moral and political philosophy, it is somewhat surprising that so little attention has been paid to the implications of h...
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    Articulating Better, Being Better: Ethical Emancipation and the Sources of Motivation.Michiel Meijer - 2022 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 25 (1):107-122.
    Contemporary philosophy of moral motivation has much to say about the nature of moral beliefs and truths, but it has less to say about emancipation. By neglecting to discuss the emancipatory aspect of motivation, I argue, moral epistemology is neglecting a topic that should be central. Starting from Charles Taylor’s concern for the status of moral sources, the paper’s main points are that moral motivation has a distinctive emancipatory dimension which has been largely neglected in mainstream debates; that the issue (...)
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    Strong Evaluation and Weak Ontology. The Predicament of Charles Taylor.Michiel Meijer - 2014 - International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 75 (5):440-459.
    This paper aims to come to grips with the rich philosophy of Charles Taylor by focusing on his concept of ‘strong evaluation’. I argue that a close examination of this term brings out more clearly the continuing tensions in his writings as a whole. I trace back the origin of strong evaluation in Taylor’s earliest writings, and continue by laying out the different philosophical themes that revolve around it. Next, the focus is on the separate arguments in which strong evaluation (...)
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    The Philosophy of Reenchantment.Herbert De Vriese & Michiel Meijer (eds.) - 2020 - Routledge.
    This book presents a philosophical study of the idea of reenchantment and its merits in the interrelated fields of philosophical anthropology, ethics, and ontology. It features chapters from leading contributors to the debate about reenchantment, including Charles Taylor, John Cottingham, Akeel Bilgrami, and Jane Bennett. The chapters examine neglected and contested notions such as enchantment, transcendence, interpretation, attention, resonance, and the sacred or reverence-worthy-notions that are crucial to human self-understanding but have no place in a scientific worldview. They also explore (...)
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  15. Updating the Interpretive Turn: New Arguments in Hermeneutics.Michiel Meijer (ed.) - 2023 - New York, NY: Routledge.
    This collection of essays explores the meaning of the interpretive turn in the philosophy of the human sciences for a variety of contemporary philosophical debates. While hermeneutics seems to be firmly established as a tradition and methodology in the human sciences, interpretive philosophy seems to be under increasing pressure in recent philosophical trends such as the "posthuman turn," the "nonhuman turn," and the "speculative turn." Responding to this predicament, this book shows how hermeneutics is gaining new force and fresh applications (...)
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    A Peculiar Enterprise. The Fate of Metaphysics in a Naturalist Climate.Michiel Meijer - 2018 - International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 79 (1-2):1-17.
    In this paper, I examine the divide between ‘analytic’ and ‘continental’ approaches to metaphysics by reconstructing a three-cornered debate between naturalists, hermeneutists, and pragmatists on the issue of how to understand the relationship between ethics and ontology. Taking my cue from the dominant naturalistic debates in Anglo-American ethics, I continue to discuss in more detail the positions of Hilary Putnam and Charles Taylor in the light of these debates. More particularly, I investigate Putnam’s wholesale rejection of Ontology with a capital (...)
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    Strong Evaluation Down the Decades.Michiel Meijer - 2018 - Philosophy and Theology 30 (1):149-178.
    This essay pursues the development of Charles Taylor’s concept of “strong evaluation” from his first publications on this topic until his most recent uses of the concept. Because Taylor employs strong evaluation in discussions of philosophical anthropology, ethics, phenomenology, and ontology all in one, it has been understood in a variety of ways. To clarify his strategy, the analysis gradually progresses beyond strong evaluation to the more fundamental question of the relation between philosophical anthropology, ethics, phenomenology, and ontology in Taylor’s (...)
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  18. Nietzsche and nihilism today: A book review essay of Paul Van tongeren's het europese nihilisme. Friedrich Nietzsche over een dreiging die niemand schijnt te deren. [REVIEW]Michiel Meijer - 2012 - Bijdragen 73 (4):447-454.
     
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    En de ethiek? De uitdaging voor het naturalisme vanuit een Tayloriaans perspectief.Michiel Meijer - 2017 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 109 (2):231-235.
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  20. Nietzsche and Taylor Between Truth and Meaning.Michiel Meijer - 2012 - Bijdragen 73 (2):168-189.
     
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    Charles Taylor at 90: On Taylor’s Legacy and Impact.Michiel Meijer - 2021 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 29 (5):665-672.
    This guest editor’s introduction explains the rationale for the special issue ‘Charles Taylor at 90: On Taylor’s Legacy and Impact.’ It describes the contributions to the special issue and summariz...
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