Robert B. Talisse

Robert Talisse, Ph.D., 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 cohosts 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 recent books are Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in its Place (Oxford University Press, 2019) and Sustaining Democracy: What We Owe to the Other Side (Oxford University Press, 2021). He is currently writing a book about the civic value of solitude.