Charles Taylor’s authenticity as dialectic and plural freedom

In “Sources of the Self ” (1989), C. Taylor explains the human identity as something that we cannot construct in a solipsistic way. In “The Malaise of Modernity” (1991), he describes the authenticity as a freedom that we cannot reduce to self-determined freedom. We should take account of the “horizons of meaning” and of its “dialogic” component. F. Botturi, in “L’ontologia dialettica della Libertà” (2003), makes a theoretical exercise and tries to articulate dialectically the different dimensions of the freedom: “autodeterminazione”, “autorealizzazione” and “relazione”. In this article, we want to cooperate in the theoretical articulation of the “authenticity” understood as “dialectic” and “plural freedom”. We also want to understand what was Taylor talking about when he made a call for the “lotta continua”, in the chapter VII of The “Malaise of Modernity”.

Episodic Self and Culture: G. Strawson, K. Wilkes and M. Schechtman

Gallen Strawson has played the leading role in the assault to the notion of narrative self. His theory has respected phenomenological variety of the self, but he has also held an episodic ontology, which claims for a three seconds duration of the self. This article aims to show the implications of this Theory of Mind debate in our cultural conception of the self, and the link between the strawsonian ontologically anti-narrative notion and Lipovetsky’s sociological approach to the self

La narratividad como síntesis transcendental en la filosofía contemporánea

A partir de los años 60, son muchos los derroteros filosóficos que nos han llevado, más directa o indirectamente, hacia lo que podríamos llamar el debate sobre la narratividad o pre-narratividad de la experiencia. Desde diferentes disciplinas (la filosofía moral, la antropología, la filosofía de la historia, la ontología, la teoría de la acción, la teoría literaria, la crítica literaria, etc.) y desde diferentes escuelas de pensamiento (fenomenología, hermenéutica, neoaristotelismo, estructuralismo, post-estructuralismo, filosofía analítica, etc.) se ha llegado a lo que podríamos llamar uno de los enfrentamientos clave dentro del narrativismo del siglo XX; el que se explicita académicamente entre Louis Mink y Hayden White, en el extremo pre-narrativo, y Barbara Hardy en el narrativo, mediando pensadores eclécticos de difícil encaje como Paul Ricoeur.