This book critically evaluates liberalism, the dominant attempt in the tradition of political philosophy to provide a philosophical foundation for democracy, and argues for a conception of deliberative democracy to meet this need.
Robert Talisse is Assistant Professor of PHilosophy at Vanderbilt University. He has written several books including On Dewey (2000), On Rawls (2001) and On James (2004). He is also the co-editor of the forthcoming American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia (Routledge).
"No one wishing to possess a concise yet conceptually comprehensive account of the questions bedeviling liberalism will be disappointed with Robert B. Talisse's Democracy After Liberalism
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"A concise and clear assessment of contemporary political theory...This is a book to be read with profit by professor, student, and layperson alike. Talisse skillfully summarizes debates that fill shelves of books, providing accounts that not only are conceptually clear but also frame the debate for further investigation...The virtue of Democracy After Liberalism is that it successfully clarifies the positions and the stakes of contemporary debates in political philosophy. In the end, Talisse himself cannot be said to have offered more than one highly plausible and engaging resolution to the confusion of political ideas in which we live. This is no mean accomplishment, and Democracy After Liberalism makes for rewarding reading... Liberalism is not finished yet; not in fact and certainly not within the form of deliberativism set forth in Talisse's excellent book." --Project Muse