Charles Taylor (born November 5, 1931) is a Canadian philosopher known for his viewpoints on morality and modern western identity of individuals and groups. He is often classified as a communitarian.
Taylor was educated at the McGill University (B.A. in History in 1952) and at Oxford (B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 1955, M.A. in 1960, PhD in 1961).
He worked as Professor for Moral Philosophy at Oxford University and as Professor for Political Sciences and Philosophy at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada, now as professor emeritus.
Hegel and Modern Society (1979)
Sources of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity (1989)
The Ethics of Authenticity (1992; the published version of Taylor's William Massey Lectures).