Charles Taylor

Contact information

Email: cmt1111111 [at]


BA (History) McGill University, 1952
BA (Oxford) (Politics, Philosophy and Economics), 1955
MA (Oxford), 1960
DPhil (Oxford), 1961

Teaching and research areas

Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Social Science, Political Theory, Greek Political Thought, Moral Philosophy, the Culture of Western Modernity, Philosophy of Language, Theories of Meaning, Language and Politics, German Idealism.

Current research project

An investigation of the political culture of modernity

Selected publications

Hegel, Cambridge University Press, 1975

Hegel and Modern Society, Cambridge University Press, 1979

Social Theory as Practice, Oxford University Press, Delhi

Human Agency and Language, Cambridge University Press,1985

Philosophy and the Human Sciences, Cambridge University Press, 1985

Source of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity, Harvard University Press, 1989

The Malaise of Modernity, Toronto: Anansi, 1991 (based on the Massey Lectures for the CBC held in 1991)

Multiculturalism and The Politics of Recognition, Princeton University Press, 1992

Rapprocher les solitudes: écrits sur le fédéralisme et le nationalisme au Canada, Presses de l'Université Laval, 1992

Reconciling the Solitudes: Essays on Canadian Federalism and Nationalism, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993

Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition, Princeton University Press, 1994

Multiculturalisme: différence et démocratie, Aubier, Paris, 1994

Philosophical Arguments, Harvard University Press,1995

On Charles Taylor's work

Philosophy in an Age of Pluralism: the Philosophy of Charles Taylor in Question, edited by James Tully, with the assistance of Daniel Weinstock. Cambridge University Press: 1994.

This work (pp.258-64) contains A full bibliography of Charles Taylor's writings to the time of publication.

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