In Responsibility for Self, Charles Taylor articulates an account of the self that is a critical synthesis of Sartre, Frankfurt, and Heidegger views. Articulated below will be Taylors account of the self and how it developed from the other philosophers views. Taylor sees many virtues, as well as, problems contained within Sartres, Frankfurts, and Heideggers account of self and agency.
A natural place to begin is with Charles Taylors concept of responsibility for self. For Taylor, responsibility for self consists in duty of radical re-evaluation of our deepest held belief:
This radical evaluation is a deep reflection, and a self-reflection in a special sense: it is a reflection about the self, its most fundamental issues,... View More »