September 15th, 2017
Keynote Event: Charles Taylor and Rowan Williams in Conversation
1:30-3:30 pm: Moyse Hall, McGill University
CHARLES TAYLOR, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University, is a Canadian philosopher and public intellectual from Montreal, Quebec. He is best known for his contributions to moral philosophy, the philosophy of the social sciences, political theory, philosophy of language, and intellectual history. In 2003, Prof. Taylor received Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Gold Medal for Achievement in Research. For his 2007 book, A Secular Age, he was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize. Most recently, Prof. Taylor became the first-ever recipient of the Berggruen Prize in recognition of his many contributions to human self-understanding. Some of his most prominent works are Sources of the Self (1989); A Secular Age (2007); and The Language Animal (2016).
ROWAN WILLIAMS is currently Chancellor of the University of South Wales and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and. From 2003-2012, Williams served as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury of the Church of England. An academic, theologian, and playwright, Williams has lectured at Cambridge University and Oxford University. He has written extensively on a wide range of subjects, including philosophy, theology, religious aesthetics, contemporary culture, and religious pluralism. Some of his most prominent works are The Worlds We Live In: dialogues with Rowan Williams on global economics and politics (2005); Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology (2007); and Faith in the Public Square (2012).