CE Lecture: Robert Talisse
W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
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 Sustaining Democracy: What We Owe to the Other Side (Oxford University Press 2021).
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 the Murphy Institute and Tulane.