W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Robert Talisse is a political philosopher focusing on democracy and civic ethics. He has authored over a dozen academic books and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. In addition, Talisse hosts the podcast Why We Argue, and co-hosts the podcast New Books in Philosophy. Talisse is also a regular contributor to various public philosophy venues such as Aeon, Scientific American Mind, 3 Quarks Daily, 3AM Magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, Free Inquiry, Think, and Institute for Arts and Ideas magazine.
His current work examines public political discourse, partisanship, incivility, and polarization. His forthcoming book is titled *Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in its Place* (Oxford University Press, 2019).
Politicians and pundits from all quarters often lament democracys polarized condition. Similarly, citizens frustrated with polarized politics also demand greater flexibility from the other side. Decrying polarization...