Democracy as compromise: An alternative to the agonistic vs. epistemic divide

@article{Dalaqua2019DemocracyAC,
  title={Democracy as compromise: An alternative to the agonistic vs. epistemic divide},
  author={G. H. Dalaqua},
  journal={Kriterion-revista De Filosofia},
  year={2019},
  volume={60},
  pages={587-607}
}
  • G. H. Dalaqua
  • Published 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Kriterion-revista De Filosofia
  • The agonistic vs. epistemic dichotomy is fairly widespread in contemporary democratic theory and is endorsed by scholars as outstanding as Luis Felipe Miguel, Chantal Mouffe, and Nadia Urbinati. According to them, the idea that democratic deliberation can work as a rational exchange of arguments that aims at truth is incompatible with the recognition of conflict as a central feature of politics. In other words, the epistemic approach is bound to obliterate the agonistic and conflictive… CONTINUE READING

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