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David Estlund
Brown University
  1. Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework.David M. Estlund - 2008 - Princeton University Press.
    Democracy is not naturally plausible. Why turn such important matters over to masses of people who have no expertise? Many theories of democracy answer by appealing to the intrinsic value of democratic procedure, leaving aside whether it makes good decisions. In Democratic Authority, David Estlund offers a groundbreaking alternative based on the idea that democratic authority and legitimacy must depend partly on democracy's tendency to make good decisions.Just as with verdicts in jury trials, Estlund argues, the authority and legitimacy of (...)
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  2. Opinion Leaders, Independence, and Condorcet's Jury Theorem.David M. Estlund - 1994 - Theory and Decision 36 (2):131-162.
  3. Democracy Without Preference.David M. Estlund - 1990 - Philosophical Review 99 (3):397-423.
  4. Mutual Benevolence and the Theory of Happiness.David M. Estlund - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (4):187-204.
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    Defining the Family: Law, Technology, and Reproduction in an Uneasy Age.Janet L. Dolgin, David M. Estlund & Martha C. Nussbaum - 2002 - Hypatia 17 (3):254-256.
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    The Persistent Puzzle of the Minority Democrat.David M. Estlund - 1989 - American Philosophical Quarterly 26 (2):143 - 151.
  7. The Normative Grounds of Social Criticism: Kant, Rawls, and Habermas.David M. Estlund - 1992 - Political Theory 20 (4):694-697.
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    Sex, Preference, and Family: Essays on Law and Nature.David M. Estlund & Martha Craven Nussbaum - 1997 - Oxford University Press on Demand.
    The public furor over issues of same sex marriages, gay rights, pornography, and single-parent families has erupted with a passion not seen since the 1960s. This book gathers seventeen eminent philosophers and legal scholars who offer commentary on sexuality, on the family, and on the proper role of law in these areas. The essayists are all fiercely independent thinkers and offer the reader a range of bold and thought-provoking proposals. Susan Moller Okin argues, for instance, that gender ought to be (...)
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  9. The Theoretical Interpretation of Voting.David M. Estlund - 1986 - Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
    The present thesis is intended as a contribution toward a Rousseauean theory of democracy. The central problem discussed is how the act of voting must be interpreted in democratic theory. The notion of a theoretical interpretation of voting is discussed in Chapter One. A theory of democracy must include an interpretation of the act of voting if any praise or criticism of democracy is to be possible. The theoretical interpretation is distinct from an empirical account of voting behavior, and also (...)
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    The Good Polity: Normative Analysis of the State.David M. Estlund - 1990 - Ethics 101 (1):189-191.
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    Book Review:The First Amendment, Democracy, and Romance. Steven Shiffrin. [REVIEW]David M. Estlund - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):871-.
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    The First Amendment, Democracy, and Romance.Steven Shiffrin.David M. Estlund - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):871-874.
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    Books in Review.David M. Estlund - 1992 - Political Theory 20 (4):694-697.
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    Mutual Benevolence and the Theory of Happiness.David M. Estlund - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (4):187-204.
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