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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1010
Professor
Karyn Freedman
Semester
Winter

Description
Philosophy      Feb.29.2012 This is a deliberative democracy. If, democracy is to help promote justice for these groups, then  democracy will have to be more deliberative. New picture of citizens, not as self­interested, but as mutually  interested: ­Active and participatory ­Critical of authority ­Non­dogmatic ­Committed to mutual understanding and benefits  2.Civic Republicanism: Aristotelian View On this view, political life is superior to the merely private  pleasures of family, neighborhood, and profession, and so should  occupy the centre of people’s lives. 1. Political life in intrinsically (inherently) good. 2. This is another example of a kind of perfectionism argument,  premised on a particular view about what makes lives truly  excellent or truly human.  3. Deliberative Democracy as an Instrumental Virtue There is an attempt to realize that most p
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