Epistemic Democracy in Classical Athens: Sophistication, Diversity, and Innovation
Posted: 10 Jul 2009 Last revised: 1 Sep 2009
Date Written: September 1, 2008
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
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