Robert Talisse

Vanderbilt University — Nashville, TN


Robert Talisse is Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Political Science, and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from City University of New York Graduate School. Professor Talisse has published widely on political philosophy, ethics, and American pragmatism.  His current research focuses on democracy, religion in politics, and public deliberation.  He is the author of many books, including Democracy After Liberalism (2005), A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy (2007), Democracy and Moral Conflict (2009), and Reasonable Atheism (co-authored with Scott Aikin, 2011). 

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Topic(s): Atheism & Secularism, Education, Philosophy, Politics, Religion

Sub-topic(s): Critical thinking, Ethics & morality, Separation of church and state, Religious extremism