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How many citizens take part in moral and political decisions concerning the results obtained by the contemporary life sciences? Should they blindly follow skilled demagogues or false and deceptive leaders? Should they adhere to the voice of the majority, or should they take a different decisional path? Deliberative democracy answers these questions, but what is deliberative democracy? Can we really deliberate if we are completely ignorant of the relevant issue? What about ethical or political expertise, is it strictly necessary? Finally, and most significantly, can a deliberative process take place if we ignore the techniques governing it; that is, the techniques required to be minimally skilled in rational argumentation? Giovanni Boniolo goes back to the historical and theoretical foundations of deliberation showing us, with some irony, that deliberation is a matter of competence, and not just a matter of a right to decide.

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This book reviews the historical and theoretical roots of deliberation, showing that deliberation requires a level of competence rather than simply a right to decide. Otherwise, states the author, "debate degenerates into demagoguery and hypocrisy."

Synopsis:

How may citizens take part in moral and political decisions concerning the results obtained by the contemporary life sciences? Should they blindly follow skilled demagogues or false and deceptive leaders? Should they adhere to the voice of the majority, or should they take a different decisional path? Deliberative democracy answers these questions, but what is deliberative democracy? Can we really deliberate if we are completely ignorant of the relevant issue? What about ethical or political expertise, is it strictly necessary? Finally, and most significantly, can a deliberative process take place if we ignore the techniques governing it; that is, the techniques required to be minimally skilled in rational argumentation? Giovanni Boniolo goes back to the historical and theoretical foundations of deliberation showing us, with some irony, that deliberation is a matter of competence, and not just a matter of a right to decide.

Table of Contents

Deliberation and democracy.- Plato was not so far wrong: recalling Athenian democracy.- A reappraisal of the Medieval approach will lead to excellent deliberators.- Beware of those who think they possess the truth!.- Let us learn how to deliberate before deliberating! Between ethics and biomedicine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783642319532
Author:
Boniolo, Giovanni
Publisher:
Springer
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Professional Medical Reference
Subject:
Bioethics
Subject:
Deliberation
Subject:
Deliberative democracy
Subject:
Demagogy
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Life sciences
Subject:
Life Sciences - General
Subject:
Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
Subject:
Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Biomedicine general
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2013
Series:
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20120901
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

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"Synopsis" by , This book reviews the historical and theoretical roots of deliberation, showing that deliberation requires a level of competence rather than simply a right to decide. Otherwise, states the author, "debate degenerates into demagoguery and hypocrisy."
"Synopsis" by , How may citizens take part in moral and political decisions concerning the results obtained by the contemporary life sciences? Should they blindly follow skilled demagogues or false and deceptive leaders? Should they adhere to the voice of the majority, or should they take a different decisional path? Deliberative democracy answers these questions, but what is deliberative democracy? Can we really deliberate if we are completely ignorant of the relevant issue? What about ethical or political expertise, is it strictly necessary? Finally, and most significantly, can a deliberative process take place if we ignore the techniques governing it; that is, the techniques required to be minimally skilled in rational argumentation? Giovanni Boniolo goes back to the historical and theoretical foundations of deliberation showing us, with some irony, that deliberation is a matter of competence, and not just a matter of a right to decide.
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