The Malaise of Modernity


In this stimulating lecture series, the "the key modern concept of self-fulfillment" is explored by one of the most celebrated philosophers of the past forty years, Charles Taylor. For Taylor, "self-fulfillment, although often expressed in self-centered ways, isn't necessarily a rejection of traditional values and social commitment; it also reflects something authentic and valuable in modern culture. Only by distinguishing what is good in this modern striving from what is socially and politically dangerous, Taylor says, can our age be made to deliver its promise."

Listen to the 1991 CBC Massey Lectures, "The Malaise of Modernity," by Charles Taylor here.