The 2008 Laureates / Arts and Philosophy / Thought and Ethics

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Charles Margrave Taylor

Canada / Nobember 5, 1931
Philosopher
Professor Emeritus, McGill University

"Construction of a Social Philosophy to Pursue the Coexistence of Diverse Cultures"
Dr. Taylor is an outstanding philosopher who advocates communitarianism and multiculturalism from the perspective of holistic individualism. He has pointed the future course for us through his own life, envisioning the future in which diverse, heterogeneous cultures peacefully coexist upon mutual recognition.

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

1931
Born in Montreal, Canada
1952
B.A.(History), McGill University; Rhodes Scholar to University of Oxford
1955
B.A.(Philosophy, Politics & Economics), University of Oxford
1956-1961
Fellow of All Souls' College, Oxford; Studied under Isaiah Berlin
1960
MA, University of Oxford
1961
Ph.D.(Philosophy), University of Oxford
1961-1971
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University;
1962-1971
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Montreal
1972
Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University
1974, 1983
Mills Visiting Professor Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
1976
Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, University of Oxford
1984
Suhrkamp Lecturer, University of Frankfurt
1992
Tanner Lecturer, Stanford University
1996
Max Horkheimer Lecturer, University of Frankfurt
1998
Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, McGill University
2002-2007
Board of Trustees Professor of Law and Philosophy, Northwestern University

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

1992
Le Prix Léon-Gérin, Gouvernement du Québec
1995
Companion of Order of Canada
2000
Grand Officier de l'Ordre National du Québec
2007
Templeton Prize, John Templeton Foundation
Member:
British Academy, Royal Society of Canada, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1975
Hegel, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
1979
Hegel and Modern Society, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
1989
Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
1991
The Ethics of Authenticity, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
1992
Multiculturalism, Amy Gutman et al., Princeton University Press, Princeton
1998
Catholic Modernity?, James L. Heft et al., Oxford University Press, New York
2004
Modern Social Imaginaries, Duke University Press, Durham
2007
A Secular Age, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
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