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Robert B. Talisse
  • 2004-2005 CEPA Faculty Fellow
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Biography

Robert B. Talisse is Associate Professor of Philosphy at Vanderbilt University. He received his B.A. in philosophy from William Patterson University in 1993, his M.A. in philosophy from New York University 1995, and his doctorate in philosophy from City University of New York Graduate School in 2001.

Professor Talisse’s research focuses on democracy, public deliberation, and political justification.

His publications include, Democracy after Liberalism, (Routledge,2005), “Can Value Pluralists be Comprehensive Liberals?” (Contemporary Political Theory, 2004), “Towards a Peircean Politics of Inquiry” (Transactions of the C. S. Peirce Society, 2004), and “Rawls on Pluralism and Stability” (Critical Review, 2003).

He is the series editor for both the Philosophical Topics Series and the Philosophers Series for Wadsworth Publishing. He is the author of On Rawls, which appeared in the latter series. Professor Talisse’s research focuses on democracy, public deliberation, and political justification. He is currently writing a book tentatively titled “Virtue and the Politics of Deliberation.”

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.