A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy
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By (author) Robert Talisse
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Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy by Robert Talisse
Book DescriptionIn 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415770880
(235mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Talisse
Pluralism and Liberal Politics, Paperback (March 2013)
Robert Talisse critically examines the moral and political implications of pluralism, the view that our best moral thinking is indeterminate and that moral conflict is an inescapable feature of the human condition.
Reasonable Atheism, Paperback (April 2011)
Research suggests that atheists are one of the least trusted social groups. Perhaps compounding this negative impression is the attack-dog persona taken on by the 'New Atheists'. This title argues not only for atheism but also for the necessity of mutual respect and open debate.
Democracy After Liberalism, Paperback (December 2004)» View all books by Robert Talisse
This book critically evaluates liberalism, the dominant attempt in the tradition of political philosophy to provide a philosophical foundation for democracy and argues for a conception of deliberative democracy to meet this need.
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Author Biography - Robert Talisse
Robert B. Talisse is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, USA., and is also author of Democracy After Liberalism.
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