Canadian philosopher and world-renowned intellectual Charles Taylor will deliver the 2012 Alex Fountain Memorial Lecture on November 6 at the University of King's College.
Taylor has spent most of his career at McGill University in Montreal. He has written 15 books, including Sources of the Self, The Malaise of Modernity, and A Secular Age, and numerous academic papers.
He has also been active in politics, running for Parliament as an NDP candidate. He lost four times, including once to Pierre Trudeau in 1965.
Charles Taylor delivered the CBC's Massey Lectures in 1991. More recently, he and Gerard Bouchard have worked together on the Bouchard-Taylor Commission on reasonable accommodation of religious minorities in Quebec.
In 2007 Charles Taylor was awarded the Templeton Prize for inquiry into the spiritual dimensions of life.
Listen to Anna Maria Tremonti's interview with Charles Taylor on the May 1 edition of The Current.