Lecturer Discusses 'Pragmatist Politics'

UALR will host a lecture titled “Towards a Pragmatist Politics,” by Robert Talisse, professor of philosophy and political science at Vanderbilt University, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Donaghey Student Center Room A.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by UALR’s Socratic Society, Phi Sigma Tau, and the Department of Political Science.

Author of A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy and Pragmatism: A Guide for the Perplexed, Talisse specializes in contemporary political philosophy with an emphasis on democratic theory and liberalism. His lecture at UALR will evaluate attempts to justify democracy on the grounds urged by the pragmatist John Dewey in the early 20th century.

“The lecture aims to encourage deeper reflection on why a democratic form of government might be preferred to other political arrangements,” said Andrew Eshleman, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Liberal Studies.

For more information, contact the UALR Philosophy and Liberal Studies Department at 501.569.3312.

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