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Final call for papers: Deliberation after consensus – Democracy, epistemic quality and public discourse

Workshop, Paris, 20-21 November 2014.

Keynote speakers: Simone Chambers and Jürg Steiner.

We invite paper proposals on four topics:

1. What is the role of consensus in deliberative democratic theory?
2. How does agreement affect the quality of subsequent deliberation?
3. How to measure deliberative rationality and epistemic quality?
4. What is the relationship between expert discourse, democratic deliberation and epistemic quality in political processes?

Paper proposal deadline: September 1, 2014.

Where required, we’ll cover travel and accommodation expenses for paper givers.

Further info is to be found here:
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CFP: Deliberation after consensus: Democracy, epistemic quality and public discourse

We’re inviting abstracts for a workshop on deliberative democracy to be held in Paris, France, 20–21 November 2014. Keynote speakers are Simone Chambers and Jürg Steiner.

We welcome contributions from scholars in political science, philosophy, law, media and communication, and related disciplines on any of the following topics:

  • What is the role of consensus in deliberative democratic theory?
  • How does agreement affect the quality of subsequent deliberation?
  • How to measure deliberative rationality and epistemic quality?
  • What is the relationship between expert discourse, democratic deliberation and epistemic quality in political processes?
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    PHILTV on Public Reason and Religion (Kevin Vallier and Jason Brennan)

    Jason Brennan (Georgetown) and I (Bowling Green) have put together a conversation on public reason/political liberalism and its treatment of religious contributions to public life (which would not have been possible without the help of the great folks over at Phil TV, especially David Killoren). In the video, I argue that there are relatively unexplored versions of public reason that are considerably friendlier to religious contributions to public life than public reason’s proponents and detractors believe. Jason presents me with a number of sharp challenges and observations.

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