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A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy

A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy

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by Robert B. Talisse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415770882

ISBN-13: 9780415770880

Pub. Date: 07/16/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In recent years there has been a renewed interest in American pragmatism. In political philosophy, the revival of pragmatism has led to a new appreciation for the democratic theory of John Dewey.

In this book, Robert B. Talisse advances a series of pragmatic arguments against Deweyan democracy. Particularly, Talisse argues that Deweyan democracy cannot

Overview

In recent years there has been a renewed interest in American pragmatism. In political philosophy, the revival of pragmatism has led to a new appreciation for the democratic theory of John Dewey.

In this book, Robert B. Talisse advances a series of pragmatic arguments against Deweyan democracy. Particularly, Talisse argues that Deweyan democracy cannot adequately recognize pluralism, the fact that intelligent, sincere, and well-intentioned persons can disagree sharply and reasonably over moral ideals. Drawing upon the epistemology of the founder of pragmatism, Charles S. Peirce, Talisse develops a conception of democracy that is anti-Deweyan but nonetheless pragmatist. Talisse then brings the Peircean view into critical conversation with contemporary developments in democratic theory, including deliberative democracy, Rawlsian political liberalism, and Richard Posner’s democratic realism. The result is a new pragmatist option in democratic theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415770880
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/16/2007
Series:
Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy Series
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     viii
Pragmatism's Ambiguous Legacy     1
Can Democracy be a Way of Life?     27
Peirce, Inquiry, and Politics     54
Pluralism and the Peircean View     76
Posner's Pragmatic Realism     99
The Case of Sidney Hook     114
Epilogue: The Eclipse Narrative Revisited     131
Notes     139
Works Cited     148
Index     160

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