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A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy) [Hardcover]

Robert B. Talisse

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July 1, 2007 0415770882 978-0415770880 1

In recent years there has been a renewed interest in American pragmatism. In political philosophy, the revival of pragmatism has led to a new appreciation for the democratic theory of John Dewey.

In this book, Robert B. Talisse advances a series of pragmatic arguments against Deweyan democracy. Particularly, Talisse argues that Deweyan democracy cannot adequately recognize pluralism, the fact that intelligent, sincere, and well-intentioned persons can disagree sharply and reasonably over moral ideals. Drawing upon the epistemology of the founder of pragmatism, Charles S. Peirce, Talisse develops a conception of democracy that is anti-Deweyan but nonetheless pragmatist. Talisse then brings the Peircean view into critical conversation with contemporary developments in democratic theory, including deliberative democracy, Rawlsian political liberalism, and Richard Posner’s democratic realism. The result is a new pragmatist option in democratic theory.


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"With clarity and force, Talisse's immensely readable book briskly acquaints readers with the complex theories necessary to grappling with issues worth caring about. While meticulously attentive to pertinent scholarship, Talisse is never pedantic or jargonistic. He educates the reader by reiterating exactly the premises necessary to move his theses ahead. By the end, the reader feels a real stake in the questions and answers posed; I cannot recommend PPD highly enough."--Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

"Talisse’s book is a smart contribution to several different discussions in political theory, and is well worth a serious read."-- Political Theory

"I love the way Talisse writes philosophy. He is one of my heroes, and his book will prove to be a major player in subsequent discussions." --Richard M. Gale, University of Pittsburgh, Professor Emeritus

 

 

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Robert B. Talisse is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, USA., and is also author of Democracy After Liberalism.


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Robert B. Talisse is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Vanderbilt University. He writes mainly about political philosophy, with special interest in democratic theory, liberalism, justice, and pluralism. Talisse also pursues interests in American pragmatism, social epistemology, and argumentation theory. Many of these interests are brought together in his 2009 book, *Democracy and Moral Conflict* (Cambridge University Press), where he argues that there are shared epistemic principles underlying even our most vehement moral disputes, and that these principles are robust enough to sustain democratic commitments despite deep moral conflicts.

Talisse has recently co-authored a book with Scott Aikin about public political argumentation titled *Why We Argue (And How We Should)*, which will be available in the fall of 2013. His *Engaging Political Philosophy* will be published later in 2014. Talisse is co-host of the podcast, *New Books in Philosophy*, and a monthly columnist for the blog *3 Quarks Daily*.

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