International Conference on the Work of Charles Taylor on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday

March 30, 2012 - March 31, 2012
Musée des beaux-arts

Montréal
Canada

Speakers:

K. Anthony Appiah
Princeton University
Ronald Beiner
University of Toronto
Richard Bernstein
New School for Social Research
Rajeev Bhargava
Center for the Study of Developing Societies
(unaffiliated)
Craig Calhoun
New York University
José Casanova
Georgetown University
John Christman
Pennsylvania State University
William Connolly
Johns Hopkins University
Nigel DeSousa
University of Ottawa
Hubert Dreyfus
University of California, Berkeley
Jeanne Bethke Elshtain
Georgetown University
Rainer Forst
Frankfurt University
Shaun Gallagher
University of Central Florida
Ian Gold
McGill University
Joseph Heath
University of Toronto
Nancy Hirschmann
University of Pennsylvania
Cécile Laborde
University College London
Guy Laforest
Laval University
Dominique Leydet
Université du Québec à Montreal
Tariq Modood
Bristol University
Christopher Newport University
Michelle Moody-Adams
Columbia University
Michael Rosen
Harvard University
Hans-Julius Schneider
Universität Potsdam
Evan Thompson
University of Toronto
James Tully
University of Victoria
Jeremy Webber
University of Victoria

Organisers:

Jacob T. Levy
McGill University
Jocelyn Maclure
Laval University
University of St. Andrews

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A conference of the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique [GRIPP] de Montréal, Centre de Recherche en Éthique de l’Université de Montréal (CRÉUM) and McGill University’ Research Group on Constitutional Studies.

This conference will feature two and a half days of papers engaging with the many various themes in Charles Taylor's uniquely wide-ranging academic work, including agency, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, Hegel, political theory, modernity, Canada, and secularism and religion.  It will also feature a special session on Taylor's career as a public intellectual and political actor, from his work in the early days of the New Democratic Party through his interventions in Canadian constitutional debates about the judiciary and about Quebec and federalism to his recent work on religious accommodation in Quebec.

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