The aim of this paper is to identify, given certain democratic normative standards regarding deliberation, some pros as well as cons of possible online deliberation designs due to variations in two key design dimensions: namely, asynchronicity and anonymity. In particular, we consider one crucial aspect of deliberative argumentation: namely, its reciprocity, which puts interaction centre stage to capture the back-and-forth of reasons. More precisely, we focus on two essential features of the deliberative interaction: namely, its listening widely and listening carefully. We conclude that one sort of online deliberation that combines the two design features of anonymity and asynchronicity is likely to better promote the reciprocity required for democratic deliberation than both natural and designed offline deliberations and online simulations of them.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5840/ijap2021322143
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 59,916
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Ethics of Online Anonymity or Zuckerberg Vs. "Moot".Robert Bodle - 2013 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 43 (1):22-35.
Online Deliberation Design: Choices, Criteria, and Evidence.Todd Davies & Reid Chandler - 2012 - In Tina Nabatchi, John Gastil, G. Michael Weiksner & Matt Leihninger (eds.), Democracy in Motion: Evaluating the Practice and Impact of Deliberative Civic Engagement. New York, USA: Oxford University Press. pp. 103-131.
Worldwide Deliberation and Public Use of Reason Online.May Thorseth - 2006 - Ethics and Information Technology 8 (4):243-252.
Online Design Education: Searching for a Middle Ground.Katja Fleischmann - 2020 - Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 19 (1):36-57.
Navigating the Unknown: Towards a Positive Conception of Anonymity.Julie Ponesse - 2013 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 51 (3):320-344.
Obfuscation and Strict Online Anonymity.Tony Doyle - 2019 - In Matteo Vincenzo D'Alfonso & Don Berkich (eds.), On the Cognitive, Ethical, and Scientific Dimensions of Artificial Intelligence. Springer Verlag. pp. 359-370.
Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice.Todd Davies & Seeta Peña Gangadharan (eds.) - 2009 - CSLI Publications/University of Chicago Press.


Added to PP index

Total views
5 ( #1,151,851 of 2,433,208 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #138,039 of 2,433,208 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes