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CEPA Public Lecture: Robert Talisse

Robert Talisse

W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University


Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC)
Stibbs Conference Room

Event Details

Open to the public

Admission: Free

Open To: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Event Type: Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

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

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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. In addition, his research engages questions about public discourse, popular political ignorance, partisan polarization, and the ethics of citizenship.

Professor Talisse is the author of over 100 scholarly articles in leading journals, such as Ethics, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and Philosophical Studies. He is also the author of 12 books, including  Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in its Place (Oxford University Press, 2019) and Sustaining Democracy: What We Owe to the Other Side (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Professor Talisse spent a year in residence at the Murphy Institute as a 2004-2005 Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Fellow. 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.