Democracy After Liberalism: Pragmatism and Deliberative Politics

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Political Science - 162 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
What Liberalism Is
15
Tension in Liberal Theory
33
Three Liberal Responses
55
The Deliberative Turn in Democratic Theory
77
A Pragmatist Conception of Deliberative Democracy
97
Toward a Deliberative Culture
123
Endnotes
143
Works Cited
151
Index
159
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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).