• Sep 16, 2011 from 8:00 to 15:00
  • Location: Grand Palm Room of the Student Union Building - FAU
  • Latest Activity: Sep 23
In commemoration of Constitution Day, Florida Atlantic University’s department of political science presents Robert Talisse of Vanderbilt University with the lecture “Faith in Democracy.”  The free lecture will take place on Friday, September 16, at noon in the Grand Palm Room of the Student Union Building on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.

Talisse is a professor of philosophy and political science at Vanderbilt.  His main areas of specialization are democracy, pluralism, political legitimacy and ethics. In his lecture, Talisse will talk about the benefits of democracy and reasons that we should defend it.

 Talisse has edited 10 books, including Reasonable Atheism, with Scott Aikin; Democracy and Moral Conflict; Pragmatism: A Guide for the Perplexed, with Scott Aikin; and A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy.  Talisse is also the editor of the Public Affairs Quarterly. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from City University of New York in 2001.

For more information about this event, call 561-297-2928.
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