Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor is one of the most eminent philosophers in the world. He was Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University and Professor of Political Sciences and Philosophy at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he is currently professor emeritus. He has served as Board of Trustees Professor of Law and Philosophy at Northwestern University. He has received numerous awards that include the Prix Léon-Gérin by the Québec government (1992), the Templeton Prize (2007) and the Kyoto Prize (2008). He was made a Grand officier of the Ordre national du Québec and a Companion of the Order of Canada.

His teaching and research areas have been Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Social Science, Political Theory, Greek Political Thought, Moral Philosophy, the Culture of Western Modernity, Philosophy of Language, Theories of Meaning, Language and Politics and German Idealism.

He is the author of several books and numerous articles and his noted publications are: Hegel (1975), Hegel and Modern Society (1979), Social Theory as Practice, Human Agency and Language (1985), Philosophy and the Human Sciences (1985), Source of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity (1989), The Malaise of Modernity (1991), Multiculturalism and The Politics of Recognition (1992), Rapprocher les solitudes: écrits sur le fédéralisme et le nationalisme au Canada (1992), Reconciling the Solitudes: Essays on Canadian Federalism and Nationalism (1993), Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition (1994), Multiculturalisme: différence et démocratie (1994), Philosophical Arguments (1995) and A Secular Age (2007).