William Rehg

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Recent proposals for computer-assisted argumentation have drawn on dialectical models of argumentation. When used to assist public policy planning, such systems also raise questions of political legitimacy. Drawing on deliberative democratic theory, we elaborate normative criteria for deliberative legitimacy and illustrate their use for assessing two(More)
Attempts to employ discourse ethics for assessing communication and information technologies have tended to focus on managerial and policy-oriented contexts. These initiatives presuppose institutional resources for organizing sophisticated consultation processes that elicit stakeholder input. Drawing on Jürgen Habermas’s discourse ethics, this paper(More)
Since Thomas Kuhn introduced the idea of incommensurable paradigms as contexts of inquiry, contextualist analyses of science have abounded. However, the ways in which local and disciplinary contexts of inquiry involve common goods remain largely unexplored. Collaborative research practices clearly depend on common goods: on the one hand, scientists work(More)
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