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Canceled: CEPA Lecture: Robert Talisse

Robert Talisse

Why We Need Political Enemies

Location

Uptown Campus
Myra Clare Rogers Chapel

Event Details

Open to the public

Admission: Free

Event Type: Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

Sponsored By: Center for Ethics and Public Affairs , Murphy Institute

More Information

Robert B. Talisse is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. His academic work focuses on democracy. More specifically, Professor Talisse writes about how a democratic political order can assist and complicate our efforts to acquire knowledge, share ideas, understand what is of value, and address our disagreements. His research engages questions about public discourse, popular political ignorance, partisan polarization, and the ethics of citizenship. Professor Talisse has published research in top-rated journals such as the Journal of Political Philosophy, Ethics, and Inquiry.  He is the author or co-author of ten books including Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in its Place (Oxford University Press, 2019) and his forthcoming book Sustaining Democracy: What We Owe to the Other Side.

Professor Talisse served as a 2004-2005 Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Fellow at the Murphy Insitute.  We are delighted to welcome him back to Tulane. 

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), the Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.