2007 Templeton Prize winner and Kyoto Prize laureate (The Japanese “Nobel Prize”)Canadian Charles Margrave Taylor is reputed to be a genial man with a predisposition to laughter, often at himself.
Perhaps more importantly, for a thinker who coined the term “malaise of modernity” he is also an optimist. He is also a Catholic – do you know of him or have you read any of his books?
He is considered a philosopher’s philosopher by his peers, exhibiting a rare mastery across an impressive spectrum of ideas only increases admiration. The author of more than a dozen books, including the widely praised “Sources of the Self” and the masterful “A Secular Age,” (reading selections in another post) Taylor’s work explores a dizzying array of disciplines – philosophy, religion, political theory, moral theory, and ethics, among others.
I’ve included a bibliography of his work with comments by Dr. Taylor as well as reading selections from an interview on the occasion of his being awarded the Templeton Prize.
Lindsay Waters, executive editor at Harvard University Press, has said, “Charles Taylor’s passionate philosophy allows him to zero in on the most distinctively human issues of our time, and not be afraid.”
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