Citizenry incompetence and the epistemic structure of society

Leandro De Brasi

Abstract


The epistemic structure of society, with its division of epistemic and cognitive labour, can help us deal with the citizenry incompetence threat that many contemporary conceptions of democracy suffer as long as a certain intellectual character is possessed by the citizens.

Keywords: expert testimony, collective deliberation, intellectual virtue, democracy.


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