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dc.date.created2017-12-28T21:18:55Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationFriberg-Fernros, Henrik Schaffer, Johan Karlsson . Assessing the epistemic quality of democratic decision-making in terms of adequate support for conclusions. Social Epistemology. 2017, 31(3), 251-265
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/61441
dc.description.abstractHow can we assess the epistemic quality of democratic decision-making? Sceptics doubt such assessments are possible, as they must rely on controversial substantive standards of truth and rightness. Challenging that scepticism, this paper suggests a procedure-independent standard for assessing the epistemic quality of democratic decision-making by evaluating whether it is adequately supported by reasons. Adequate support for conclusion is a necessary (but insufficient on its own) aspect of epistemic quality for any epistemic justification of democracy, though particularly relevant to theories that emphasize public deliberation. Finding existing methods for measuring the quality of public discourse to fall short, we draw on an epistemological theory of argumentation to provide a more sophisticated approach to evaluating the epistemic quality of democratic decision-making, illustrate how the approach can be used, and demonstrate its relevance for the epistemic turn in democratic theory. The final version of this research has been published in Social Epistemology. © 2017 Taylor & Francisen_US
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dc.titleAssessing the epistemic quality of democratic decision-making in terms of adequate support for conclusionsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorFriberg-Fernros, Henrik
dc.creator.authorSchaffer, Johan Karlsson
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dc.identifier.jtitleSocial Epistemology
dc.identifier.volume31
dc.identifier.issue3
dc.identifier.startpage251
dc.identifier.endpage265
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02691728.2017.1317866
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