Justifications of Democracy (The instrumental/ intrinsic distinction (Does…
Justifications of Democracy
The instrumental/ intrinsic distinction
Does this distinction make sense? Which type would be more valuable?
(Anderson collapses this distinction)
Some moral theories e.g. classic utilitarianism by definition will have no room for any intrinsic values other than pleasure
Correctness vs best results
The puzzle of the minority democrat
What is democracy?
Populist vs liberal democracy
What is the general will?
(obviously at this point we begin to get into forms of democracy, but that's another topic)
The epistemic value of democracy
Social choice theory
Condorcet jury theorem
Epistemic proceduralism- Estlund
The problem of democratic citizenship- are citizens suited to ruling?
Any empirical evidence you can find?
Responses to problem of democratic citizenship
Elite theories of democracy
Interest group pluralism- Dahl
Citizens as choosers of aims- Christiano 1996