Ancient History Encyclopedia has a new name!

We are now World History Encyclopedia to better reflect the breadth of our non-profit organization's mission. If you have bookmarks or links to our site on your blog or website, please update them. Learn More

Epistemic democracy in classical Athens

Article

Jan van der Crabben
by Josiah Ober, Stanford University
published on 07 November 2011
Send to Google Classroom:
X

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).

Editorial Review This article has been reviewed for accuracy, reliability and adherence to academic standards prior to publication.

Written by Josiah Ober, Stanford University, linked by Jan van der Crabben, published 07 November 2011. Source URL: http://www.princeton.edu/~pswpc/pdfs/ober/080901.pdf.

Disclaimer: World History Encyclopedia claims no authorship, intellectual property, or copyright on the material below. It is used solely for non-profit educational purposes, and none of the data is stored on our servers. If you want this content to be removed from the site, please contact us.

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Translations

We want people all over the world to learn about history. Help us and translate this article into another language!

Support Our
Non-Profit Organization

World History Encyclopedia is a non-profit organization. For only $5 per month you can become a member and support our mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.

Become a Member  

Recommended Books

Sorry, we haven't been able to find any books on the subject.
 

Cite This Work

APA Style

University, J. O. S. (2011, November 07). Epistemic democracy in classical Athens. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/article/265/epistemic-democracy-in-classical-athens/

Chicago Style

University, Josiah Ober, Stanford. "Epistemic democracy in classical Athens." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 07, 2011. https://www.worldhistory.org/article/265/epistemic-democracy-in-classical-athens/.

MLA Style

University, Josiah Ober, Stanford. "Epistemic democracy in classical Athens." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Nov 2011. Web. 18 May 2021.