Ethics and Information Technology 8 (4):243-252 (2006)

The aim of this paper is threefold: (i) to trace the idea of deliberation back in the history of philosophy and establish the link to the Kantian concept of public reason; (ii) to pave the way for rhetoric as a constituent part of public deliberation; (iii) to undertake an applied ethical approach to worldwide deliberation online. The two former aims are treated in part one of the paper, whereas the applied analysis is undertaken in part two. One important task is to demonstrate in what ways the internet as a new and powerful venue for deliberation both challenges the old theories of public deliberation, and also points in the direction of certain revisions of our basic ideas about deliberation.
Keywords enlarged thinking   public reason   rhetoric   worldwide deliberation online
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10676-006-9116-0
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,959
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Inclusion and Democracy.Iris Marion Young - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
Democracy and Disagreement.Amy Gutmann - 1996 - Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

View all 10 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Obligations in public philosophical discourse.Allen Alvarez, May Thorseth & Siri Granum Carson - 2018 - Etikk I Praksis - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 2:7-9.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Voluntarism and Transparent Deliberation.Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen - 2006 - South African Journal of Philosophy 25 (2):171-176.
Consensus by Aggregation and Deliberation.Richard Bradley - 2007 - Hommage a Wlodek: Philosophical Papers Dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz.
“Conflict Over Risks in Food Production: A Challenge for Democracy”. [REVIEW]Karsten Klint Jensen - 2006 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 19 (3):269-283.
Democracy, Deliberation and Disobedience.William Smith - 2004 - Res Publica 10 (4):353-377.
Good Will: Cosmopolitan Education as a Site for Deliberation.Klas Roth - 2011 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (3):298-312.
Why Deliberative Democracy is (Still) Untenable.Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij - 2012 - Public Affairs Quarterly 26 (3):199-220.


Added to PP index

Total views
37 ( #306,754 of 2,504,821 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #417,030 of 2,504,821 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes