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 116,367 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Charles Taylor is the 411th most popular philosopher (down from 375th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Canada (down from 42nd 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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Among philosophers, Charles Taylor ranks 411 out of 1,089Before him are Ban Zhao, Willard Van Orman Quine, Stilpo, Leszek Kołakowski, Carl Gustav Hempel, and Hipparchia of Maroneia. After him are Nelson Goodman, Siger of Brabant, Nicephorus Gregoras, Étienne Gilson, Lucilio Vanini, and Archelaus.

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Among people born in 1931, Charles Taylor ranks 62Before him are Sofia Gubaidulina, Clive Cussler, Anthony de Mello, David Lee, Martinus J. G. Veltman, and Stanislav Grof. After him are Sam Cooke, Nawal El Saadawi, Jack Swigert, Ike Turner, Hiroto Muraoka, and Takashi Takabayashi.

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Among people born in Canada, Charles Taylor ranks 48 out of 1,130Before him are Robert Mundell (1932), Lois Maxwell (1927), Dan Aykroyd (1952), Ralph M. Steinman (1943), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), and James Randi (1928). After him are Donald O. Hebb (1904), Joni Mitchell (1943), Ryan Reynolds (1976), Glenn Ford (1916), Conrad Bain (1923), and Elizabeth Arden (1878).


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), G. A. Cohen (1941), Bernard Lonergan (1904), Patricia Churchland (1943), Paul Churchland (1942), Leonard Peikoff (1933), and Will Kymlicka (1962).