Over the past four decades, Charles Taylor's work as an intellectual historian, epistemologist, and normative political theorist has made him a leading figure in contemporary social philosophy. In Charles Taylor: Thinking and Living Deep Diversity, Mark Redhead examines the problem of political fragmentation, the problem of how to accommodate narrowly defined groups while promoting allegiance to a larger polity, through an analysis of Taylor's thought and politics.
Mark Redhead is visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at Oregon State University.
Chapter 1 Introduction. Chapter 2 The Political Context for a Deeply Diverse Vision Chapter 3 The Politics of Deep Diversity Chapter 4 Atomism and Fragmentation Chapter 5 Deep Diversity's Discontents Chapter 6 Self-Interpreting Animals Chapter 7 Taylor's Catholic Modernity Chapter 8 Thinking Beyond the Limits of Deep Diversity