Now Online: Charles Taylor Firth Lectures 2014

Philosophical and Theological Anthropology in the 21st Century – Part 1

Philosophical and Theological Anthropology in the 21st Century – Part 2

Professor Charles Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at McGill University in Canada and formerly Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College gave the Firth Memorial Lectures 2014, as a guest of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. His lectures attempted to assess where the philosophical and theological view of human beings stand today in relation to western secular civilisation.

Charles Taylor received the Templeton Prize in 2007. The Templeton Prize was established in 1972 as the world’s largest annual award given to an individual at that time. It is intended to recognise exemplary achievement in work related to life’s spiritual dimension. This distinction was followed in November 2008 by him becoming the first Canadian to win Japan’s Kyoto Prize for arts and philosophy.

Professor Taylor is also a member of the Order of Canada and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was made honorary Doctor of Letters in the University of Oxford in 2012.

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