Chapter 5. Preference, Rationality, and Democratic Theory

  1. Robert L. Simon
  1. Ann E. Cudd

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756621.ch5

The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy

How to Cite

Cudd, A. E. (2002) Preference, Rationality, and Democratic Theory, in The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy (ed R. L. Simon), Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756621.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631221265

Online ISBN: 9780470756621

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Keywords:

  • democratic theory;
  • rationality;
  • democracy;
  • decision-making;
  • equality

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Structural Problems with Democracy as Mechanism of Social Choice

  • Reasons to Override Individual Preferences

  • Should Individual Preference Determine Social Decisions?

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • Bibliography