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Lot and Democratic Representation: A Modest Proposal
Elections and democracy have not always been closely associated. As historians of democracy often point out, classical Athenians believed that lottery – not election – was the most democratic means
Democracy, children, and the environment: a case for commons trusts
This essay argues that our unsustainable degradation of the natural environment violates fundamental, democratic obligations to children. I argue, first, that obligations to children are clearer and
A Liberal Pluralism: Isaiah Berlin and John Stuart Mill
Abstract The essay explores the relationship between value pluralism, as Isaiah Berlin understood it, and liberalism. It consists of two main parts. In the first part, I argue that value pluralism
Reply to Galston and Crowder
I am grateful to both William Galston and George Crowder for their thoughtful responses. In writing the original essay, I had two goals in mind. First, I wanted to give an accurate reading of Isaiah
J.S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment
List of contributors Introduction Nadia Urbaniti and Alex Zakaras Part I. Liberty and its Limits: 1. Mill on liberty and on the Contagious Diseases Act Jeremy Waldron 2. Rational freedom in John
Individuality and Mass Democracy: Mill, Emerson, and the Burdens of Citizenship
PART 1: DEMOCRATIC INDIVIDUALITY 1. Responsible Citizenship 2. Docility and Democracy 3. The Ideal of Individuality PART II: EMERSON 4. The Docile Individual 5. Emersonian Transitions 6. Withdrawal
Individuality, Radical Politics, and the Metaphor of the Machine
The concept of individuality expresses an ideal of personal emancipation and self-realization. For many philosophers of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, individuality was the highest
Isaiah Berlin's Cosmopolitan Ethics
This essay offers a reinterpretation of Isaiah Berlin’s value pluralism. It argues that pluralism is above all an ethical stance by means of which Berlin asserts the importance of empathy,