Democracy and moral conflict

Robert B. Talisse

Why democracy? Most often this question is met with an appeal to some decidedly moral value, such as equality, liberty, dignity or even peace. But in contemporary democratic societies, there is deep disagreement and conflict about the precise nature and relative worth of these values. And when democracy votes, some of those who lose will see the prevailing outcome as not merely disappointing, but morally intolerable. How should citizens react when confronted with a democratic result that they regard as intolerable? Should they revolt, or instead pursue democratic means of social change? In this book, Robert Talisse argues that each of us has reasons to uphold democracy - even when it makes serious moral errors - and that these reasons are rooted in our most fundamental epistemic commitments. His original and compelling study will be of interest to a wide range of readers in political philosophy and political theory.

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  • Introduction
  • 1. The problem of deep politics
  • 2. Against the politics of omission
  • 3. Folk epistemology
  • 4. Justifying democracy
  • 5. Epistemic perfectionism
  • Works cited.

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書名 Democracy and moral conflict
著作者等 Talisse, Robert B.
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2009
ページ数 ix, 205 p.
大きさ 24cm
ISBN 9780521513548
NCID BB00277923
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス