David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (1):1-5 (2006)
In modern society, democracy as a symbol of social civilization and progress is cherished. Any government or organization, whether truly democratic or not, will claim that it is democratic while its opponents are not. However, as a historical notion, democracy does not possess the quality of absoluteness. In my view, democracy, in its original meaning, should be understood as a way to social compromise, whose aim is to guarantee a relatively fair political life
|Keywords||democracy compromise historicity|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Thom Brooks (2006). Plato, Hegel, and Democracy. Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 53:24-50.
Teodros Kiros (2011). Philosophical Essays. Red Sea Press.
Amy Gutmann (1996). Democracy and Disagreement. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Joshua Cohen (2009). Philosophy, Politics, Democracy: Selected Essays. Harvard University Press.
Yannis Stavrakakis (1997). Ambiguous Democracy and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis. Philosophy and Social Criticism 23 (2):79-96.
Keith M. Dowding, Robert E. Goodin, Carole Pateman & Brian Barry (eds.) (2004). Justice and Democracy: Essays for Brian Barry. Cambridge University Press.
Shaomeng Li (2011). Cooperation, Competition, and Democracy. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (2):273-283.
Francis Cheneval (2011). The Government of the Peoples: On the Idea and Principles of Multilateral Democracy. Palgrave Macmillan.
Bruce R. Sievers (2010). Philanthropy's Role in Liberal Democracy. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24 (4):380-398.
Steven L. Winter (2011). Reimagining Democratic Theory for Social Individuals. Zygon 46 (1):224-245.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads18 ( #100,524 of 1,140,336 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #140,127 of 1,140,336 )
How can I increase my downloads?