Charles Taylor

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Charles Margrave Taylor (born November 5, 1931) is a Canadian philosopher from Montreal, Quebec, and professor emeritus at McGill University best known for his contributions to political philosophy, the philosophy of social science, the history of philosophy, and intellectual history. His work has earned him the Kyoto Prize, the Templeton Prize, the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy, and the John W. Kluge Prize. In 2007, Taylor served with Gérard Bouchard on the Bouchard–Taylor Commission on reasonable accommodation with regard to cultural differences in the province of Quebec. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Taylor has received more than 133,782 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Charles Taylor is the 515th most popular philosopher (down from 399th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Canada (down from 48th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian Philosopher.

Charles Taylor is most famous for his book Sources of the Self, which is a philosophical exploration of the origins of the modern self and its implications for the individual and society.

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Over the past year Charles Taylor has had the most page views in the with 18,412 views, followed by German (16,455), and French (13,696). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (134.84%), Basque (70.83%), and Estonian (56.69%)


Among philosophers, Charles Taylor ranks 515 out of 1,267Before him are Nezahualcoyotl, Shantideva, Yuri Lotman, Rodolphus Agricola, Thomas Nagel, and Linji Yixuan. After him are Annemarie Schimmel, A. J. Ayer, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Louis Couturat, William of Champeaux, and Eduard Spranger.

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Among people born in 1931, Charles Taylor ranks 80Before him are Don King, Carroll Baker, Clive Cussler, Sam Cooke, John Robert Schrieffer, and Vujadin Boškov. After him are Telê Santana, Ferenc Mádl, Stephen Boyd, Takashi Takabayashi, Thorvald Stoltenberg, and Sergio Sebastiani.

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Among people born in Canada, Charles Taylor ranks 70 out of 1,622Before him are Sidney Altman (1939), A. E. van Vogt (1912), Elizabeth Arden (1878), Mike Myers (1963), Glenn Ford (1916), and Joe Weider (1919). After him are Edward Dmytryk (1908), Ryan Reynolds (1976), Catherine O'Hara (1954), Jason Priestley (1969), David H. Hubel (1926), and Conrad Bain (1923).


Among philosophers born in Canada, Charles Taylor ranks 2Before him are Marshall McLuhan (1911). After him are Ian Stevenson (1918), Ian Hacking (1936), Northrop Frye (1912), Patricia Churchland (1943), G. A. Cohen (1941), Bernard Lonergan (1904), Will Kymlicka (1962), Leonard Peikoff (1933), and Paul Churchland (1942).