Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor is one of the great Canadian thinkers of the last century, the author of countless articles and the groundbreaking books Sources of the Self and The Malaise of Modernity.

An Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at McGill, Taylor has also received the prestigious Kyoto and Templeton Prizes. As a philosophically committed social democrat, much of his work has been rooted in real world concerns.

He has been a candidate for the federal NDP and president of the Quebec NDP and, in 2007, was co-chair of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission on reasonable accommodation with regard to cultural differences in the province of Quebec.