[ Download E-pub ] ♼ Meaning and Authenticity: Bernard Lonergan and Charles Taylor on the Drama of Authentic Human Existence ♗ MOBI eBook or Kindle ePUB free

[ Download E-pub ] ♃ Meaning and Authenticity: Bernard Lonergan and Charles Taylor on the Drama of Authentic Human Existence ♪ The language of self fulfilment, self realization, and self actualization in short, authenticity has become common in contemporary culture The desire to be authentic is implicitly a desire to shape one s self in accordance with an ideal, and the concern for what it means to be authentic is, in many ways, the modern form of the ancient question what is the life of excellence However, this notion of authenticity has its critics Christopher Lasch, for instance, who equates it with a form of narcissism and Theodor Adorno, who views it as a glorification of privatismBrian J Braman argues that, despite such criticisms, it is possible to speak about human authenticity as something that addresses contemporary concerns as well as the ancient preoccupation with the nature of the good life He refers to the work of Bernard Lonergan and Charles Taylor, thinkers who place a high value on the search for human authenticity Lonergan discusses authenticity in terms of a three fold conversion intellectual, moral, and religious while Taylor views authenticity as a rich, vibrant, and important addition to conversations about what it means to be humanMeaning and Authenticity is an engaging dialogue between these two thinkers, both of whom maintain that there is a normative conception of authentic human life that overcomes moral relativism, narcissism, privatism, and the collapse of the public self