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Democracy And Its Critics: Robert A. Dahl
the opportunity to make mistakes is an opportunity to learn. That principle, and the assumptions from which it is derived, provide reasonable grounds for adopting a criterion that approaches universality among adults. Even more broadly, because the institutions of polyarchy are necessary in order to employ the democratic process on a large scale, in a unit as large as a country all the institutions of polyarchy should also be counted as elements of the common good. Bellah, New York Times Book Review "America's leading expert on democratic theory delivers his magnum opus."-Philadelphia Inquirer "Dahl defends democracy against various criticisms, including anarchism and its tenet that even democracy is coercive.
Democracy and Its Critics Yale University Press
Ghan and the Athenian Democracy
The Loophole in Democracy
First, in determining the common good, whose good ought to be taken into account? And the Logic of Equality edit, thanks to events in Britain and America, the eighteenth century also saw the development of a strain of radical republicanism that was unethical Euthenasia in some respects at odds with the older tradition. In the absence of a state, highly undesirable forms of coercion would probably persist. Values are not fragmented but coherent: for happiness is united with virtue, virtue with justice, and justice with happiness. The criterion of enlightened understanding, I suggested, could now be interpreted to mean that persons who understand their interests in the sense just given possess an enlightened understanding of their interests. Because enlightened understanding as essential also to the meaning of the common good. Thus the modified categorical principle runs the risk of circularity by defining "adults" as persons who are presumed to be qualified to govern.