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Winner of ISI’s 2008 Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award, Charles Taylor, To Speak for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Award winning author will receive $5,000 cash award and give a lecture at the Greenville Country Club
Wilmington, DE—September 15, 2008—The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a national educational organization headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2008 Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award: Charles Taylor, author of A Secular Age.
Professor Charles Taylor will give a public lecture at the Greenville Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware, on Thursday, October 30, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. The award presentation and reception will follow.
Charles Taylor, a world renowned philosopher, is professor emeritus of philosophy at McGill University and winner of the 2007 Templeton Prize. His book A Secular Age has been named the Publishers Weekly best book of 2007, and it earned the 2008 Christianity Today book award for history/biography. In addition, it has been selected as best book of the year by Globe and Mail and Tablet. Taylor is the author of numerous essays and more than a dozen other books, including The Ethics of Authenticity, Philosophical Arguments, Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity, and Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill and Balliol College at Oxford University, as well as a masters and Ph.D. (D.Phil.) from Oxford. He is the first Canadian to win the Templeton Prize.
This prestigious award was first launched by the Walter Bagehot Research Council, an organization founded by Professor Henry Paolucci in the late sixties, and beginning in 2004, the annual award has been presented by ISI. The award recognizes and advances the scholarly and journalistic achievements of Henry Paolucci and Walter Bagehot by honoring each year one book that embodies the humane and liberal spirit of these two men of letters. Books from a range of humanistic disciplines—including but not limited to American foreign policy, political science (especially political philosophy), higher education in the United States, English literature and comparative literature (nonfiction only), intellectual history, the future of the humanities, history, philosophy, and the history of science—are eligible for selection.
Founded in 1953, ISI works to “educate for liberty”—to identify the best and the brightest college students and to nurture in these future leaders the American ideal of ordered liberty. For more information on ISI, the book award, or this event, please visit www.isi.org or contact Carol Houseal at (800) 526-7022 ext. 167 or email@example.com.