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Disagreement and Uncertainty

Tim Mulgan

in Future People

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199282203
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603624 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019928220X.003.0008
 						Disagreement and Uncertainty

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This chapter explores how those who have internalized the Rule Consequentialist ideal code will respond to disagreement and uncertainty. The ensuing discussion reinforces the Rule Consequentialist commitment to liberty and democracy, develops a new set of arguments for majoritarian democracy over entrenched constitutions, and shows how Rule Consequentialism responds to the threat of annihilation.

Keywords: disagreement; uncertainty; democracy; majoritarianism; Rawls; constitution; progress; annihilation; Rule Consequentialism

Chapter.  10510 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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