Meaning and Porous Being

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Smith, Karl E (2009) Meaning and Porous Being. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 99 (1). pp. 7-26. ISSN 0725-5136


Charles Taylor has created a vast body of work over 50 years of writing, exploring Western conceptions of human being. Reclaiming our sense of ourselves as porous subjects permeated by the world around us as well as disengaging and reflecting on our lives, Smith believes, will let us make sense or ourselves and reinterpret the human condition.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1177/0725513609345372
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords ResPubID23001, porous subjectivity, buffered self, disenchantment, modern self, Charles Taylor
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