On June 11th, 2011, Prof. Tu Weiming and Prof. Charles M. Taylor held a dialogue at the Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen) in Vienna, Austria.
Prof. Charles Taylor is a philosopher best known for his contributions in political philosophy, the philosophy of social science, and the history of philosophy. His contributions to these fields have earned him both the prestigious Kyoto Prize and the Templeton Prize. Prof. Taylor is currently a Professor Emeritus at McGill University in Canada and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Austria.
Prof. Tu Weiming is the Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and a Lifetime Professor of Philosophy at Peking University. He is also a Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of Asia Center at Harvard University. Prof. Tu has been instrumental in developing dialogues among civilizations, Cultural China, reflections on the Enlightenment mentality of the modern West and multiple modernities. He is currently researching the modern transformation of Confucian humanism in East Asia and tapping its spiritual resources for human flourishing in the global community.