Tag: democracy

  • Robert Talisse on “Sustaining Democracy”

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ I spoke with Robert Talisse of Vanderbilt University about his new book “Sustaining Democracy: What We Owe to the Other Side ” (Oxford UP, 2021). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rrVVSHYPjA&t=2905s&ab_channel=ElectricAgora 2:00 The relationship between “Sustaining Democracy” and “Overdoing Democracy” 17:45 The democrat’s dilemma and the conflict between the two moral requirements of democratic citizenship.…

  • on authority [and rousseau’s fork]

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ Hannah Arendt maintained that one has authority, when one commands obedience from others, not by exercising power over them, but because they recognize and respect one’s right to do so. [1] To accept authority, then, is to accept hierarchy, which, in turn, is to accept a substantial if not formal…

  • Representation in Politics and Art

    by Daniel A. Kaufman My discussion with Crispin Sartwell of Dickinson College, on Representation in Politics and Art. https://youtu.be/2Ee0YmDFNGw  

  • Some Things We All Should Agree On

    By Daniel A. Kaufman ___ Sometimes it is useful to try and identify a number of things that everyone should be able to agree on.  To the extent to which our moral and political positions may depend upon complex tangles of presuppositions and reasoning, we may not notice that a position we take involves presuppositions…