Is Democracy under Threat?

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Bruno Kreisky Forum

Series: Democracy Reloaded

Introductory remarks and moderation:
Isolde Charim
Philosopher and curator of the series

Charles Taylor is Professor em. of Philosophy at McGill University, Montreal, and Permanent Fellow at the IWM, Vienna. Born in Canada in 1931, he studied at McGill University and Oxford University, where he received his PhD in 1961. He teaches philosophy at McGill University and was Visiting Professor at the Universities of Oxford, Princeton, Berkeley, Frankfurt a. M., and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Amongst others he was awarded the 2007 Templeton Price and the 2008 Kyoto Price, which is one of the world’s leading awards for lifetime achievements in the social sciences and humanities. His main research fields are: Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Social Science, Political Theory, Greek Political Thought, Moral Philosophy, the Culture of Western Modernity, Philosophy of Language, Theories of Meaning, Language and Politics, German Idealism, Religion and Secularism.

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