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Democracy and Moral Conflict


Democracy and Moral Conflict



von: Robert B. Talisse

46,80 €

Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 10.09.2009
ISBN/EAN: 9780511629679
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 216

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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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