This Week On Ideas

Monday, April 11 -  Friday, April 15
THE MALAISE OF MODERNITY, Part 1 - 5
charles-taylor-1.jpgCanadian philosopher Charles Taylor is Canada's best known and most widely read contemporary thinker. In books like Sources of the Self and A Secular Age, he has attempted to define the unique character of the modern age. He maps the fault-lines in our modern identity, and points to both the pitfalls and the promise of our condition. Charles Taylor has also been active in politics, having run four times for Parliament during the 1960s. IDEAS producer David Cayley surveys Taylor's thought in a series of extended conversations.

In 2007 Charles Taylor was awarded the Templeton Prize.  The award celebrated a philosophical career that has won him readers and recognition around the world. Taylor has published more than twenty books.  Many other books, and special journal issues, have been devoted to commentary on his work.  He has been translated into twenty-two languages.

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