Truth, Inquiry and Democratic Authority in the Climate Debate

Public Affairs Quarterly 28 (4):375-394 (2014)

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Phillip Deen
University of New Hampshire, Manchester
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Recent attempts to legislate climate science out of existence raises the question of whether citizens are obliged to obey such laws. The authority of democratic law is rooted in both truth and popular consent, but neither is sufficient and they may conflict. These are reconciled in theory and, more importantly, in practice once we incorporate insights from the pragmatist theory of inquiry.
Keywords Pragmatism  Climate Change  Democratic Legitimacy  Epistemic Justification
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