An outstanding collection of cutting-edge work in contemporary political philosophy, with a great introductory essay that gives students the background necessary to engage with the excellent essays in the book.”
Nicole Hassoun, Carnegie Mellon University
Cahn and Talisse have compiled some excellent essays from an impressive array of contemporary political theorists. This book would be a fine text for an upper-level undergraduate course in political philosophy.”
J. Caleb Clanton, Pepperdine University
This volume brings together fifteen essays at the leading edge of contemporary political philosophy. The thinkers represented here are first-rate; the articles Cahn and Talisse have included have not only contributed to five of the most vibrant areas in the discipline, but in many cases are responsible for their ferment. Scholars of the subject will be glad to have these pieces made so readily available. Teachers will find that they can easily structure a major- or graduate-level course around the contents of this exceptionally useful anthology.”
Paul Weithman, University of Notre Dame
About the Author
Robert B. Talisse is professor of philosophy and chair of the philosophy department at Vanderbilt University. His books include Democracy and Moral Conflict; Pragmatism: A Guide for the Perplexed; A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy; and Democracy after Liberalism. He has also coedited numerous volumes, including Thinking about Logic: Classic Essays (Westview Press); The Pragmatism Reader; Political Problems; and A Teacher’s Life: Essays for Steven Cahn.