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David Estlund
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  1. Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework.David M. Estlund - 2008 - Princeton University Press.
    Democracy is not naturally plausible. Why turn such important matters over to masses of people who have no expertise? Many theories of democracy answer by appealing to the intrinsic value of democratic procedure, leaving aside whether it makes good decisions. In Democratic Authority, David Estlund offers a groundbreaking alternative based on the idea that democratic authority and legitimacy must depend partly on democracy's tendency to make good decisions.Just as with verdicts in jury trials, Estlund argues, the authority and legitimacy of (...)
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  2. Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework.David Estlund - 2008 - Critica 42 (124):118-125.
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    Utopophobia: On the Limits (If Any) of Political Philosophy.David Estlund - 2019 - Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
    A leading political theorist’s groundbreaking defense of ideal conceptions of justice in political philosophy Throughout the history of political philosophy and politics, there has been continual debate about the roles of idealism versus realism. For contemporary political philosophy, this debate manifests in notions of ideal theory versus nonideal theory. Nonideal thinkers shift their focus from theorizing about full social justice, asking instead which feasible institutional and political changes would make a society more just. Ideal thinkers, on the other hand, question (...)
  4. Utopophobia.David Estlund - 2014 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 42 (2):113-134.
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  5. Human Nature and the Limits (If Any) of Political Philosophy.David Estlund - 2011 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 39 (3):207-237.
  6. 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 - 2009 - Journal of Political Philosophy 18 (1):64-100.
  7. Opinion leaders, independence, and Condorcet's Jury Theorem.David M. Estlund - 1994 - Theory and Decision 36 (2):131-162.
  8. Debate: Liberalism, equality, and fraternity in Cohen's critique of Rawls.David Estlund - 1998 - Journal of Political Philosophy 6 (1):99–112.
  9. The insularity of the reasonable: Why political liberalism must admit the truth.David Estlund - 1998 - Ethics 108 (2):252-275.
  10. On following orders in an unjust war.David Estlund - 2007 - Journal of Political Philosophy 15 (2):213–234.
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    The Epistemic Value of Democratic Deliberation.David Estlund - 2018 - In Jane Mansbridge, Andre Baechtiger, John Dryzek & Mark Warren (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy. Oxford University Press.
  12. Methodological moralism in political philosophy.David Estlund - 2017 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 20 (3):385-402.
  13. Democracy without preference.David M. Estlund - 1990 - Philosophical Review 99 (3):397-423.
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    Beyond Fairness and Deliberation: The Epistemic Dimension of Democratic Authority.David Estlund - 1997 - In James Bohman & William Rehg (eds.), Deliberative Democracy. pp. 173-204.
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    Prime justice.David Estlund - 2017 - In Kevin Vallier & Michael Weber (eds.), Political Utopias: Contemporary Debates. Oup Usa.
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    Making Truth Safe For Democracy.David Estlund - 1993 - In David Copp, Jean Hampton & John Roemer (eds.), The Idea of Democracy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 71-100.
  17. Replies to Critics (on Utopophobia).David Estlund - 2023 - Moral Philosophy and Politics 2023 (2):321-336.
    I reply to several pieces of commentary on my recent book.
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  18. The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy.David M. Estlund (ed.) - 2012 - Oxford University Press USA.
    This volume includes 22 new pieces by leaders in the field on both perennial and emerging topics of keen interest to contemporary political philosophers.
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    One Person, At Least One Vote? Rawls on Political Equality…Within Limits.David Estlund - 2023 - In Paul Weithman (ed.), Rawls's A Theory of Justice at 50. Cambridge University Press. pp. Rawls's A Theory of Justice at 5.
  20. The survival of egalitarian justice in John Rawls's political liberalism.David Estlund - 1996 - Journal of Political Philosophy 4 (1):68–78.
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    Democratic Theory and the Public Interest: Condorcet and Rousseau Revisited.David Estlund & Jeremy Waldron - 1989 - American Political Science Review 83 (4):1217-1322.
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    Reply to Wiens.David Estlund - 2016 - European Journal of Political Theory 15 (3):353-362.
    In Human Nature and the Limits of Political Philosophy, I argued that justice might require things of people that they cannot bring themselves to do. A central step was to argue that this does not entail an inability to ‘do’ the putatively required thing. David Wiens challenges that argument of mine, and this piece is my reply.
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    Debate: Liberalism, Equality, and Fraternity in Cohen’s Critique of Rawls.David Estlund - 2002 - Journal of Political Philosophy 6 (1):99-112.
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  24. Political Quality.David Estlund - 2000 - Social Philosophy and Policy 17 (1):127.
    Political equality is in tension with political quality, and quality has recently been neglected. My thesis is that proper attention to the quality of democratic procedures and their outcomes requires that we accept substantive inequalities of political input in the interest of increasing input overall. Mainly, I hope to refute political egalitarianism, the view that justice or legitimacy requires substantive political equality, specifically equal availability of power or influence over collective choices that have legal force. I hope to show that (...)
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    What Good Is It? Unrealistic Political Theory and the Value of Intellectual Work.David Estlund - 2011 - Analyse & Kritik 33 (2):395-416.
    Suppose justice depends on some very unlikely good behavior. In that case the true theory of justice might have no practical value. But then, what good would it be? I consider analogies with science and mathematics in order to test various ways of tying their the value of intellectual work to practice, though I argue that these fail. If their value, or that of some political theory, is not practical then what is good about them? As for political theory, I (...)
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    Who's Afraid of Deliberative Democracy? The Strategic / Deliberative Dichotomy in Recent Constitutional Jurisprudence.David Estlund - 1993 - Texas Law Review 71 (1992-1993):1437-1477.
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    Why Not Epistocracy?David Estlund - 2003 - In Naomi Reshotko (ed.), Desire, Identity and Existence: Essays in honor of T. M. Penner. Academic Printing and Publishing. pp. 53-69.
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    Democracy.David M. Estlund (ed.) - 2001 - Malden, MA: Blackwell.
    Democracy brings together some of the most sophisticated thinking on democratic theory in one concise volume. Written by experts in the field, these contemporary readings are distinctively philosophical, but will appeal to students in historical, empirical, legal, or policy- oriented disciplines which deal with democratic theory.
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    Justificatory Liberalism: An Essay on Epistemology and Political Theory.David Estlund - 1996 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 59 (3):821-825.
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    What is circumstantial about justice?David Estlund - 2016 - Social Philosophy and Policy 33 (1-2):292-311.
    :Does social justice lose all application in the condition in which people are morally flawless? The answer, I will argue, is that it does not — justice might still have application. This is one lesson of my broader thesis in this paper, that there is a variety of conditions we would all regard as highly idealistic and unrealistic which are, nevertheless, not beyond justice. The idea of “circumstances of justice” developed especially by Hume and Rawls may seem to point in (...)
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  31. Political authority and the tyranny of non‐consent.David Estlund - 2005 - Philosophical Issues 15 (1):351–367.
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    Deliberation Down and Dirty: Must Political Expression Be Civil?David Estlund - 2001 - In Thomas Henley (ed.), The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression and Order in American Democracy. Kent State University Press. pp. 49-67.
  33. Jeremy Waldron on law and disagreement.David Estlund - 2000 - Philosophical Studies 99 (1):111-128.
    Waldron argues that recent treatments of justice have neglected reasonable disagreement about justice itself. So Waldron offers a procedural account of democratic legitimacy, in which contending views of justice can be brought together to arrive at a decision without deciding which one is correct. However, if there is reasonable disagreement about everything, then this includes his preferred account of legitimacy. On the other hand, it is not clear that Waldron is right to count so much disagreement as reasonable. But then (...)
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  34. Introduction: Epistemic approaches to democracy.David Estlund - 2008 - Episteme 5 (1):pp. 1-4.
    The papers published in this special issue can fairly be unified under the heading “Epistemic Democracy,” but there is more variety among them than this might indicate. They exhibit the broad range of ways in which epistemological considerations are figuring in contemporary philosophical discussions of democracy. The authors range from young and promising to established and distinguished. I'd like to introduce a few of the issues that run through the papers, sprinkling references to the actual papers along the way. From (...)
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  35. 10. Notes on Contributors Notes on Contributors (p. 460).David Estlund, Kok‐Chor Tan, Sophia Reibetanz, Susan J. Brison, Arthur Isak Applbaum, Tamara Horowitz, Elinor Mason & Jeff McMahan - 1998 - In Stephen Everson (ed.), Ethics. Cambridge University Press.
  36. When Protest and Speech Collide.David Estlund - 2018 - In Academic Freedom. Oxford University Press.
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    Moreau on Discrimination and Wrong.David Estlund - 2022 - Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 25 (1):84-95.
  38. Reply to Copp, Gaus, Richardson, and Edmundson.David Estlund - 2011 - Ethics 121 (2):354-389.
    This piece is a response to four essays that critically discuss my book Democratic Authority. In addition to responding to their specific criticisms, it takes up several methodological issues that put some of the critiques in a broader context. Among the issues discussed are “normative consent,” which I offer as a new theory of authority; the “general acceptability requirement,” which advances a broadly Rawlsian approach to political justification; and methodological questions about theory building, including a device I dub the “method (...)
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  39. The persuasiveness of democratic majorities.Robert E. Goodin & David Estlund - 2004 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 (2):131-142.
    Under the assumptions of the standard Condorcet Jury Theorem, majority verdicts are virtually certain to be correct if the competence of voters is greater than one-half, and virtually certain to be incorrect if voter competence is less than one-half. But which is the case? Here we turn the Jury Theorem on its head, to provide one way of addressing that question. The same logic implies that, if the outcome saw 60 percent of voters supporting one proposition and 40 percent the (...)
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  40. Debate: On Christiano's the constitution of equality.David Estlund - 2009 - Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (2):241-252.
  41. Democracy.David Estlund - 2005 - In Frank Jackson & Michael Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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    Just and Juster.David Estlund - 2016 - Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy 2.
  43. Democratic theory.David Estlund - 2005 - In Frank Jackson & Michael Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 208--30.
  44. The Democracy/Contractualism Analogy.David Estlund - 2003 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 31 (4):387-412.
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    Democracy and the Real Speech Situation.David Estlund - 2006 - In Samantha Besson & Jose Luis Marti (eds.), Deliberative Democracy and Its Discontents. Ashgate. pp. 75-92.
  46. Mutual benevolence and the theory of happiness.David M. Estlund - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (4):187-204.
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    Introduction: Epistemic Approaches to Democracy.David Estlund - 2008 - Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology 5 (1):1-4.
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    G. A. Cohen’s critique of the Original Position.David Estlund - 2016 - In Timothy Hinton (ed.), The Original Position. Cambridge University Press.
  49. The Epistemic Dimension of Democratic Authority.David Estlund - 1997 - Modern Schoolman 74 (4):259-276.
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    Reply to three commentators (symposium on "Democratic Authority").David Estlund - 2009 - Iyyun, The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly 58 (January 2009):73-88.
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