WestminsterResearch

Citizenship and political judgment: between discourse ethics and phronesis

Blaug, Ricardo (2000) Citizenship and political judgment: between discourse ethics and phronesis. Res Publica, 6 (2). pp. 179-198. ISSN 1356-4765

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://search.proquest.com/docview/61593103?accoun...

Abstract

Political judgment is notoriously hard to theorize. In the recent debates surrounding Jurgen Habermas's discourse ethics, one encounters classic disagreements around the nature, operation, & validity of such judgments. Here, Habermas's account of political judgment is evaluated, & the problems raised by his critics are explored. Also considered is the contentious role played by universals within his account. What emerges is a reformulated theory of judgment based on the thin universalism of fair deliberation, & a description of a subset of judgments, termed "democratic judgments," oriented toward the preservation of democracy.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:11434
Deposited On:31 Oct 2012 16:34
Last Modified:31 Oct 2012 16:34

Repository Staff Only: item control page