In Jeroen De Ridder & Michael Hannon (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Political Epistemology (forthcoming)

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Cameron Boult
Brandon University
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The chapter develops a taxonomy of views about the epistemic responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. Prominent approaches to epistemic democracy, epistocracy, epistemic libertarianism, and pure proceduralism are examined through the lens of this taxonomy. The primary aim is to explore options for developing an account of the epistemic responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. The chapter also argues that a number of recent attacks on democracy may not adequately register the availability of a minimal approach to the epistemic responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.
Keywords Political Epistemology  Deliberative Democracy  Democracy  Political Ignorance  epsitocracy  Libertarianism (Philosophy)  information shortcuts
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