The Founder

Mr. Charles L. Dumais, Founder and Chairman. ©Integrating Horizons is a foundation that seeks to promote and incorporate diverse philosophical perspectives and combine them with social justice campaigns in order to examine but also cultivate and foster interdisciplinary cultures, self-respect, and fair dialogues when exploring the inherent diversity of our shared global, social problems and solutions. We seek in other words to nurture a critical awareness in the meeting between the value of philosophical self-reflection and the problems identified in social justice campaigns. Our integrating contexts series will seek to organize a… Read More

Professor Ronald Beiner on “Taylor, Rawls and Secularism”

Religion and Modernity, McGill University, 2012 Click here for the video. In the 2012 conference Religion and Modernity, Philosopher Ronald Beiner spoke about religion and its tension within Western liberal secular societies: while liberal societies in the West provide a “breathing space vis-a-vis religion” to ensure the public agenda is not “subject to dictation by religious authorities” but the deliberation of “citizen to citizen”, the problem however is to explain why it is illegitimate for religious expressions to have “leverage” on “power and authority”. There is a paradox, contends Professor Beiner, for… Read More

Professor Charles Taylor and Rev. Robert P. Imbelli: A conversation with Charles Taylor

Boston College, 2011 Click here for the video. In the following interview, Philosopher Charles Taylor discusses the insights that can be gained by understanding the historical and cultural frameworks of Western secular modernity as contexts in which discussions or the content of religion have not only in some sense occurred, been inherited and must now occur and be justified in new settings but also distinguishes it as one kind of modernity amongst many other emerging modernities in the world. When thinking about the role of Christian thought in the North-American and European… Read More

2013 Holberg Prize Lecture: Professor Bruno Latour

Holberg 2013 Ceremony and Lecture Click here for the video of the ceremonial lecture.  In this Holberg Award Ceremony and Lecture video, 2013 Holberg prize recipient Professor Bruno Latour speaks on  his work in re-thinking “Science Studies” and how it has blazed new paths in ethnographic methodology and concepts for modern scientific collectivities. He argues that his work has succeeded in bringing down science from the exclusive and constraining domain of epistemology into new grounds of “laboratories, instruments, institutions” and “socio-technical networks”. This has permitted scientific cognition and space to truly cultivate and… Read More

Professor Charles Taylor On the Templeton Prize (2007) & Gifford Lectures (1998-99 and 2009)

British Academy, 2012 Click here for the video.  In the following interview for the Templeton Prize Laureate series, Professor Charles Taylor speaks about his work in Secular Age and its thesis that there isn’t just one modernity but multiple ones emerging from different cultures and different forms. Trying to understand why modernities can emerge so differently across the world, Professor Taylor argues that we need to turn to what has been called the “Axial Age” — an expression introduced by Karl Jaspers referring to the beginning of a period in which radical changes occurred across civilizations… Read More