Charles Taylor: The Linguistic Animal

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Charles Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, discusses his 2016 book The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity (Harvard University Press).  Discussion is provided by Professor Anthony Pagden (UCLA Political Science) starting at 42:23.

See Charles’ second talk here:

The lecture was sponsored at UCLA by: Department of Sociology, Department of Philosophy, Program for Experimental Critical Theory, Center for Study of Religion, the UCLA Regents’ Lecturer Program, and the Dean’s Faculty Fund.  Additional support was provided by the Berggruen Institute.