Monthly Archives: March 2008

International Conference : Liberal neutrality, a re-evaluation

Montreal, May 1-3 2008 In collaboration with McGill University, The Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montréal (CRÉUM) is proud to invite everyone to attend its international conference on “Liberal Neutrality : A Re-evaluation”. The conference is open … Continue reading

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Estlund Reading Group Chapter 11

In this chapter Estlund asks the question whether an ‘epistocracy of the educated’ — whether, as J.S. Mill recommends, the educated should receive more votes than the uneducated — could satisfy the ‘qualified acceptability requirement’, that is, be a political … Continue reading

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Estlund Reading Group Schedule Change

In order to ensure that there is sufficient time to discuss chapter 11, we’re going to delay the other scheduled posts for the reading group by one week. The revised schedule is as follows: Chapter 12 ‘The Irrelevance of the … Continue reading

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Reading Group Suggestions

I wanted to put up a post where people could make suggestions for further reading groups, after the conclusion of the marvelous “Democratic Authority” discussion we’ve had. If there are many suggestions, I’ll put up a poll to see which … Continue reading

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Response to Comments on Chapter 10

Thanks to Rebecca for the great summary and questions about this chapter, and to Jonathan and Ben for pitching in. The chapter proposes a way to combine, in broadly deliberative approach to democracy, a central role for an ideal deliberative … Continue reading

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Estlund Reading Group Chapter 10

[David's response to Harry on chap. 9 is now below this post, so don't miss it -- SCM] Summary In this chapter, Estlund seeks to identify the correct role played by an ideal deliberative situation in democratic theory. He argues … Continue reading

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