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Democratic authority : a philosophical framework

Author: David M Estlund
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Democracy is not naturally plausible. Why turn such important matters over to masses of people who have no expertise? This title offers an alternative based on the idea that democratic authority and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Estlund
ISBN: 9780691124179 0691124175 9780691143248 0691143242
OCLC Number: 122291498
Description: xi, 309 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Democratic authority --
Truth and despotism --
An acceptability requirement --
The limits of fair procedure --
The flight from substance --
Epistemic proceduralism --
Authority and normative consent --
Original authority and the democracy/jury analogy --
How would democracy know? --
The real speech situation --
Why not an epistocracy of the educated? --
The irrelevance of the jury theorem --
Rejecting the democracy/contractualism analogy --
Utopophobia : concession and aspiration in democratic theory.
Responsibility: David M. Estlund.
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"Estlund offers a thoughtful, philosophically dense discussion arguing for the legitimacy of democratic order... Estlund argues that epistemic proceduralism is a superior justification for democracy Read more...

 
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