Presupuestos e implicaciones antropológicas y éticas del pensamiento de Charles Taylor

  1. Martín Acebes, María Elena
Supervised by:
  1. Leonardo Rodríguez Duplá Director
  2. Sara Gallardo González Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 04 September 2018

  1. Tomás Domingo Moratalla Chair
  2. Javier de la Cueva González-Cotera Secretary
  3. María Jesús Carravilla Parra Committee member
  4. María Martín Gómez Committee member
  5. Eduardo Ortiz Llueca Committee member

Type: Thesis


Charles Taylor is one of the contemporary thinkers whose philosophical proposal, especially regarding his ethical reflection, articulated from a very specific anthropology,is a significant reference in the current debate. One the distinctive aspects of his thought is the restatement of classical issues as the notion of good, and the meaning and goodness of man’s life. His ambitious project aims to develop a philosophical anthropology thatamends the mistakes we inherit from the Cartesian proposal and modernity in general.Those errors are still present in the naturalistic attitudes of many philosophers. Through the five chapters that integrate this dissertation, and along the line of his reflections, we set ourselves the objective of pointing out the anthropological and ethic presuppositions of Charles Taylor’s thought, as well as their implication. In order to do so, we use the most fundamental texts in which the author himself establishes the basis of his proposal. We pay attention to the way his own position emerged when he came into contact with Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology and Heidegger’s philosophy, among others. Likewise, his anthropological project is based on an interpretation of human being that also combines elements taken from Gadamerian hermeneutics and Aristotelianethics, such as the notion of phronêsis...