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

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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
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Rachel Wheelhouse
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 16:34
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2012 16:34

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