Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Seminar

The Epistemic Value of Deliberation: Theory & Practice

Thu 1 December 2016 to Fri 2 December 2016Speakers: Michael Fuerstein, Robert E. Goodin, Helene Landemore, Robert B. Talisse and Daniel WeinstockVenue: Room 5 and 6, Level B, Building 23, University of Canberra

Our intention is to bring into dialogue political theorists and social scientists interested in this topic from various angles. Drawing from recent academic debates and experiences in the field, the conference will serve as a platform for productive discussion and exchange of ideas that can further advance understanding of the subject and establish the basis for future collaborative work.

While a rich scholarship has grown up around the epistemic potentials of democracy, it has heretofore focused primarily on the epistemic benefits of one mode of decision-making  (voting) to the neglect of another (deliberation). The aim of this conference is to encourage a more balanced account that sets deliberation squarely alongside majority rule as another key component of epistemic democracy."


Michael Fuerstein--Philosophy, St. Olaf College

Robert E. Goodin--Philosophy, Australian National University

Hélène Landemore--Political Science, Yale University

Robert B. Talisse--Philosophy, Vanderbilt University - N.B: Due to a family medical emergency, Prof. Talisse had to cancel his trip.

He will present his paper via Skype instead. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Daniel Weinstock--Law, McGill University



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