1300 36 33 32

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.

Buy Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy book by Robert Talisse from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415770880
ISBN-10: 0415770882
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy book by Robert Talisse and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Robert Talisse

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

Books By Author Robert Talisse

Happiness and Goodness by Robert Talisse

Happiness and Goodness

Paperback, June 2015
Pluralism and Liberal Politics by Robert Talisse

Pluralism and Liberal Politics

Paperback, March 2013
Reasonable Atheism by Robert Talisse

Reasonable Atheism

Paperback, April 2011
Democracy After Liberalism by Robert Talisse

Democracy After Liberalism

Paperback, December 2004