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 120,064 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Charles Taylor is the 403rd most popular philosopher (up from 411th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Canada and the 2nd most popular 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 403 out of 1,081Before him are Nicephorus Gregoras, Heinrich Rickert, Luce Irigaray, Christian Thomasius, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, and Antonio Negri. After him are Nasir Khusraw, Francis Hutcheson, Jyotirao Phule, Ágnes Heller, Étienne Cabet, and Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach.

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Among people born in 1931, Charles Taylor ranks 68Before him are Viktor Korchnoi, Alfred Brendel, Jean-Claude Carrière, Klaus Hasselmann, Don King, and Clive Cussler. After him are Rita Moreno, Sam Cooke, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Hamilton O. Smith, Anthony de Mello, and Carroll Baker.

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Among people born in Canada, Charles Taylor ranks 48 out of 1,350Before him are Mary Pickford (1892), Jim Peebles (1935), Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), Lois Maxwell (1927), Ryan Reynolds (1976), and Carrie-Anne Moss (1967). After him are Elizabeth Arden (1878), Geneviève Bujold (1942), Arthur B. McDonald (1943), Drake (1986), Ralph M. Steinman (1943), and James Randi (1928).


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