Epistemic Democracy in Classical Athens: Sophistication, Diversity, and Innovation

Posted: 10 Jul 2009 Last revised: 1 Sep 2009

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Josiah Ober

Stanford University - Department of Classics

Date Written: September 1, 2008

Abstract

Analysis of democracy in Athens as an “epistemic” (knowledge-based) form of political and social organization. Adapted from Ober, Democracy and Knowledge, chapters 1-4. Jon Elster (ed.), volume on “Collective Wisdom” (to be published in English and French).

Keywords: city-state, aggregated knowledge, epistemic, democracy , collective wisdom , Athens

Suggested Citation

Ober, Josiah, Epistemic Democracy in Classical Athens: Sophistication, Diversity, and Innovation (September 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1432138

Josiah Ober (Contact Author)

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