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Epistemic democracy in classical Athens


Jan van der Crabben
by Josiah Ober, Stanford University
published on 07 November 2011
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Analysis of democracy in Athens as an “epistemic” (knowledge-based) form of political and social organization. Adapted from Ober, Democracy and Knowledge, chapters 1-4. Jon Elster (ed.), volume on “Collective Wisdom” (to be published in English and French).

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