Charles Taylor

2016 Berggruen Prize Winner

Charles Taylor is Professor emeritus of philosophy at McGill University. He has spent most of his career at McGill, but he was also Chichele Professor of Political Theory at Oxford from 1976-81, and Professor of Law and Philosophy at Northwestern University from 2001 to 2007. He has also taught at University of California, Berkeley, Frankfurt, Harvard, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main preoccupations have been the philosophy of the human sciences, and philosophical issues connected with the development of modernity in the West. He has also been concerned with the philosophy of language. His main publications are: “The Explanation of Behavious”, 1964; “Sources of the Self”, 1989; “Modern Social Imaginaries”, 2004; “A Secular Age”, 2007, and most recently, “The Language Animal”, 2016.

By Charles Taylor

The Linguistic Animal

Secularity- A Contested Concept

Is Fighting Populist Anger a Losing Battle?

How to Struggle With Big Questions

Charles Taylor Awarded Inaugural Berggruen Prize in New York City

Do Philosophers Have an Obligation to the World?

What Does Philosophy Need to Do in the Future?

Where Is Multiculturalism Working?

Charles Taylor Ruined My Perfectly Good Consulting Career

Does Philosophy Hold Crucial Insights for the Neuroscience of Inspiration?

How Intimacy Fuels Intellectual Breakthroughs

Can Philosophy Unite a Divided World?

How My Millennial Students Found Their ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ to a Secular Age

Charles Taylor: A Reader’s Guide

What Atheists and Monks Have in Common