Hélène Landemore’s Democratic Reason concludes that an inclusive representative democracy coupled with a well-functioning technocracy. on the idea of collective intelligence. It pres- ents arguments supporting the collective in- telligence of the people, which Landemore calls “Democratic Reason”. Landemore, Helene E., Democratic Reason: The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics (April 1, ). COLLECTIVE WISDOM.

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This paper argues that a new psychological theory—the argumentative theory reaspn reasoning—provides theoretical support for the discursive, dialogical ideal of democratic deliberation. Elizabeth Anderson – – Episteme 5 1: Mutz’s definition of deliberation as Two of these drafts were written by 7 government experts; the third one was written by a group of 25 lay-citizens, who further crowdsourced their successive drafts to the larger public.

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In the hands of Plato and a long line of philosophers since him, this thought has been developed into a formidable anti-democratic argument: Joshua Cohen – – Harvard University Press.

The paper argues that, counter-intuitively, democratic reason is more a function of the cognitive diversity of the individuals taking part in the decision than of their individual ability. Every human group faces the problem of how to reconcile the tension between, on the one hand, the requirement of public order and the need for a coordinated and cooperative life in common with others and, on the other, the expression of individual needs, desires, and freedoms, which may sometimes conflict with each other.

Every human group faces the problem of how to reconcile the tension between, on the one hand, the requirement of public order and the need for a coordinated and cooperative life in common with others and, on the other, the expression of Landwmore modern, Western faith in experts dsmocratic bureaucracies is rooted in the notion that political competence is the purview of the select few.


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So please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the NBN. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The paper makes the general case that, all other things being equal and under some reasonable assumptions, more is smarter.

Open-mindedness, in particular to the views of one’s political opponents, would seem to be such a civic virtue. Fabienne Peter – – Politics, Philosophy and Economics 6 3: The paper further considers two influential objections to democratic reazon I finally chart three avenues for further research.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: As the key feature of democracy is that it is an inclusive decision procedure, and inclusion tends to increase cognitive diversity, democracies are likely to outperform rival regime types.

The paper further argues that under the conditions of a liberal society, characterized among other things by sufficient cognitive diversity, these two mechanisms give democracy an epistemic edge over versions of the rule of the few.

Democratif paper casts the epistemic argument for democracy—that many heads are better than one–in terms familiar to the psychology and behavioral economics literature.

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We aim to make a contribution to the literature on crowdsourcing in policymaking, participatory and deliberative democracy and, specifically, the newly emerging subfield in deliberative democracy that focuses on ” deliberative systems. The Eyes of the People: The paper argues that this turn is a desirable direction in which the field ought evolve, taking it beyond the “fact of disagreement” that had so far blocked the conceptual road to acknowledging more than intrinsic properties to democratic decision procedures.


The Epistemic Value of the Democratic Process. Mutz argues that there is an inverse correlation between deliberation and participation. Cheryl Misak – – Episteme 5 1: This essay argues that the problem comes from a particular and historically situated understanding of representative democracy as rule by elected elites.

But others have proposed a more ambitious reply according to which democracy has a reaspn epistemic value. Get my own profile Cited by All Since Citations h-index 17 17 iindex 26 This rdason line of argument has proven so formidable, in fact, that many democratic theorists have tried to evade it by explicitly denying that politics has anything to do with wisdom.

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Talking it out with others vs. Beyond the fact of disagreement? Assessing the case of crowdsourced off-road traffic law in Finland more. Frank Hendriks – – Oxford University Press.

In defense of workplace democracy: Pourquoi le grand nombre est plus intelligent que le plus petit more. Remember me on this computer. Some of these views try to show that democracy, warts and all, is yet wiser than the alternatives. The motivating concern for this essay is the impact that the crisis of representative democracy, widely diagnosed by political commentators and democratic theorists alike, has reson should have on deliberative democracy as a mainstream theory of democratic legitimacy.