TITLE

Must Democracy Be Reasonable?

AUTHOR(S)
Christiano, Thomas
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Philosophy;Mar2009, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the narrow conception of deliberative democracy and explores the reasons given for thinking that it is the best account of a well-ordered deliberative democracy in Canada. It states that the basic principle that distinguishes the narrow account of deliberative democracy is the principle of reasonableness. It presents John Cohen's three basic arguments for the said principle, which include an epistemological argument, a moral argument and an argument from democratic values. It adds that the main considerations behind each of the arguments and the combination of them suggest that the wide conception of deliberative democracy is superior to the narrow conception.
ACCESSION #
37219146

 

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