Thinking about Deliberative Democracy with Rawls and Talisse

Concordia Law Review 5 (1):134-161 (2020)
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Abstract

In this article, I identify some good-making features of a deliberative democratic theory. The article will proceed as follows: First, I present both some important insights and some shortcomings of Rawls’ theory. I then present Robert Talisse’s account, focusing on how Talisse both accommodates what is right about Rawls while avoiding some of Rawls’ weaknesses. Finally, some positive claims are made about what an adequate deliberative theory might look like.

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Joshua Anderson
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