Noûs 35 (s1):268-299 (2001)
Taken as a model for how groups should make collective judgments and decisions, the ideal of deliberative democracy is inherently ambiguous. Consider the idealised case where it is agreed on all sides that a certain conclusion should be endorsed if and only if certain premises are admitted. Does deliberative democracy recommend that members of the group debate the premises and then individually vote, in the light of that debate, on whether or not to support the conclusion? Or does it recommend that members individually vote on the premises, and then let their commitment to the conclusion be settled by whether or not the group endorses the required premises? Is deliberative democracy to enforce the discipline of reason at the individual level, as in the first possibility, or at the collective level, as in the second?
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government.Philip Pettit (ed.) - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
Aggregating Sets of Judgments: An Impossibility Result.Christian List & Philip Pettit - 2002 - Economics and Philosophy 18 (1):89-110.
Opinion Leaders, Independence, and Condorcet's Jury Theorem.David M. Estlund - 1994 - Theory and Decision 36 (2):131-162.
Citations of this work BETA
The Place of Self-Interest and the Role of Power in Deliberative Democracy.Jane Mansbridge, James Bohman, Simone Chambers, David Estlund, Andreas Føllesdal, Archon Fung, Cristina Lafont, Bernard Manin & José Luis Martí - 2010 - Journal of Political Philosophy 18 (1):64-100.
The Theory of Judgment Aggregation: An Introductory Review.Christian List - 2012 - Synthese 187 (1):179-207.
Toward a Truly Social Epistemology: Babbage, the Division of Mental Labor, and the Possibility of Socially Distributed Warrant.Joseph Shieber - 2013 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 86 (2):266-294.
When to Defer to Majority Testimony – and When Not.Philip Pettit - 2006 - Analysis 66 (291):179–187.
Similar books and articles
Between Deliberative and Participatory Democracy: A Contribution on Habermas.Denise Vitale - 2006 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 32 (6):739-766.
Deliberating in the Real World: Problems of Legitimacy in Deliberative Democracy.John Parkinson (ed.) - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
Patriotic, Not Deliberative, Democracy.Charles Blattberg - 2003 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 6 (1):155-174.
Critical Pragmatism and Deliberative Democracy.Alison Kadlec - 0040 - Theoria (=117;User_Persona=false;ord=1234):54-80.
Does Public Ignorance Defeat Deliberative Democracy?Robert B. Talisse - 2004 - Critical Review 16 (4):455-463.
Democratic Legitimacy Without Collective Rationality.Fabienne Peter - 2009 - In Boudewijn Paul de Bruin & Christopher F. Zurn (eds.), New Waves in Political Philosophy. Palgrave-Macmillan.
Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance.John S. Dryzek - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads114 ( #42,408 of 2,158,904 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #41,213 of 2,158,904 )
How can I increase my downloads?