Folk Epistemology and the Justification of Democracy

23 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2007

Date Written: August 2007

Abstract

In introduce the concept of a "folk epistemology" and argue that norms arising from our folk epistemic commitments provide a compelling social epistemic justification for democratic political norms.

Keywords: social epistemology, democracy, political justification

Suggested Citation

Talisse, Robert B., Folk Epistemology and the Justification of Democracy (August 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1006201 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1006201

Robert B. Talisse (Contact Author)

Vanderbilt University ( email )

111 Furman Hall
Department of Philosophy
Nashville, TN 37240
United States

HOME PAGE: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/philosophy/bio/robertb-talisse

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