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A (mainly epistemic) argument for multiple-vote majority rule

Bradley, Richard and Thompson, Christopher (2012) A (mainly epistemic) argument for multiple-vote majority rule. Episteme, 9 (1). pp. 63-79. ISSN 1742-3600

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Multiple-vote majority rule is a procedure for making group decisions in which individuals weight their votes on issues in accordance with how competent they are on them. When individuals are motivated by the truth and know their relative competence on different issues, multiple-vote majority rule performs nearly as well, epistemically speaking, as rule by an expert oligarchy, but is still acceptable from the point of view of equal participation in the political process.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2012 16:44

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