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    History, Critique, Social Change and Democracy An Interview with Charles Taylor
    with Darío Montero
    Constellations 21 (1): 3-15. 2014.
    In this comprehensive interview with Charles Taylor, the focus is put on the conceptual level. Taylor reflects on the relationship between history, narrativity and social critique, between social imaginaries and social change, and between his own thought and that of Cambridge School history of ideas, Nietzschean genealogy, Frankfurt School critical theory, and agonistic approaches to the political. This interview not only captures the tremendous breadth and range of Taylor’s theoretical interest…Read more
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    Narrative, History, Critique
    Dialogue 56 (4): 717-729. 2017.
    In Chapter 8 of The Language Animal, Charles Taylor claims that narratives are unsubstitutable for an appropriate understanding of social life and ‘human affairs’ in general. In order to identify open questions in his argumentation as well as unwanted consequences of his outlook, I proceed in three consecutive steps. I first problematize Taylor’s distinction between laws and stories, then go on to address his intentional blurring of stories and histories, and finally suggest that the concept of …Read more
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    Mapping Charles Taylor
    with Gesche Keding and Hartmut Rosa
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 44 (7): 725-733. 2018.
    The extensive, profound and influential oeuvre of Charles Taylor has inspired generations of thinkers. But how can we explore such a body of work? As we try to show in this Special Issue: by understanding him literally and making use of his notion of moral maps – or, differently put, by ‘mapping’ Charles Taylor. As he is far too modest a person to reveal to us his own moral atlas, we have decided to seize the occasion of his 85th birthday to ask several of his renowned colleagues, students and i…Read more
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    Introduction to the Book Symposium on The Language Animal by Charles Taylor
    with Gesche Keding
    Dialogue 56 (4): 613-620. 2017.
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    Rancière und die Demokratie – eine Hassliebe?
    In Thomas Linpinsel & Il-Tschung Lim (eds.), Gleichheit, Politik Und Polizei: Jacques Rancière Und Die Sozialwissenschaften, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 75-90. 2018.
    Jacques Rancière unterhält einen interessanten wie eigentümlichen Demokratiebegriff, dessen Erschließung eine mehrfache Herausforderung darstellt. Sein Ausgangspunkt ist ein Paradox: Die Demokratie steht nicht im Gegensatz zu etwas anderem, sondern zu sich selbst – als vermeintlich ‚gute demokratische Regierung‘, die das angebliche ‚Übel des demokratischen Lebens‘ ordnen und beherrschen muss. Um diese Eigentümlichkeit zu ergründen, wird zunächst das ungewöhnliche Motiv des ‚Hasses der Demokratie…Read more