Charles Taylor writes in the preface of Sources of the Self (p. x, Harvard University Press 1989), emphasis mine:
But because my entire way of proceeding involves mapping connections between senses of the self and moral visions, between identity and the good, I didn't feel I could launch into this study without some preliminary discussion of these links. This seemed all the more necessary in that the moral philosophies dominant today tend to obscure these connections. In order to see them, we have to appreciate the place of the good, in more than one sense, in our moral outlook and life.
I realise that as I start diving into the section where he discusses these connections, he will also mention those 'moral philosophies dominant today'. However, I feel it could be useful for me to know already now what philosophies he's talking about exactly, to just have that in the back of my mind while reading further.
So: what philosophies does Taylor mean when he says that 'the moral philosophies dominant today tend to obscure [the connections between identity and the good]', and how is it exactly that those philosophies obscure those connections?
I'm also intrigued by the harsh term 'obscure'. Does Taylor mean an active obscuring (i.e. actively trying to push them away) or does he mean a passive obscuring (as in, not taking into account)?