Charles Taylor (1931 – )

Prominent Philosopher

Taylor, BA’52, is one of Canada’s great thinkers. His writings have been translated into 20 languages, and have covered a range of subjects that include artificial intelligence, language, social behaviour, morality and multiculturalism. In 2007, He received the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities, the world’s largest annual monetary award for an individual In November 2008, Taylor became the first Canadian to win Japan’s Kyoto Prize for arts and philosophy. Taylor taught at McGill from 1961 to 1997, and is now a professor emeritus. This potential Greatest McGillian is recognized throughout the world as one of today's outstanding moral and political philosophers.