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2016 | 64 | 4 | 167-197
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Varieties of Humanism for a Secular Age: Charles Taylor’s Pluralism and the Promise of Inclusive Humanism

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Różne odmiany humanizmu dla wieku sekularyzmu: pluralizm Charlesa Taylora i obietnica powszechnego humanizmu
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I argue that Taylor’s engagement with secularity demonstrates his deep concern for preserving key humanist insights, an abiding commitment to moral pluralism, and the sincerity of his religious faith. Taylor insists on transcendence as the best hope for securing the continued commitment to the moral legacy of humanism in the west, but while he personally advocates a renewed Christian hu­manism, his notion of transcendence is amenable to other interpretations, including non-religious options, and so allows for a potential overlapping consensus on humanism from what Taylor calls the “transformation perspective.”
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Staram się dowieść, że zaangażowanie Taylora w badania nad świeckością świadczy o głębokim zatroskaniu tego filozofa o ocalenie kluczowych wglądów humanizmu, o jego trwałym opo­wie­dzeniu się za moralnym pluralizmem, a także o autentyczności jego wiary religijnej. Taylor kładzie nacisk na transcendencję jako dającą najlepszą nadzieję, że przyjęcie moralnego dziedzictwa humanizmu będzie kontynuowane w kulturze Zachodu. Osobiście jest on zwolennikiem odnowy chrześcijańskiego humanizmu, jednak jego pojęcie transcendencji pozostaje otwarte również na inne interpretacje, łącznie z opcjami poza obszarem religii, zatem dopuszcza ono potencjalny konsens ogarniający różne odmiany humanizmu w perspektywie, którą Taylor nazywa „perspektywą przekształcenia”.
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64
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4
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167-197
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2016
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