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Title: Filosofie als herbetovering
Subtitle: Een gesprek met Charles Taylor
Author(s): MEIJER, Michiel
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 81 Issue: 3 Date: 2019
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 metaethical theories, such as neo-Kantian constructivism and robust realist non-naturalism. Additionally, the relationship between Taylor’s theism and his moral philosophy is discussed. A key issue that is examined is what ontological background picture can make sense of the strong evaluative experience of higher worth. Some other related issues that are explored revolve around Taylor’s papers 'Disenchantment-Reenchantment' and 'Recovering the Sacred', which tentatively explore the meaning of reenchantment.