Public Reason and Reliability Democracy

  • Elvio Baccarini Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Keywords: Expertism, Prijić Samaržija, public reason, social epistemology, Rawls


The article starts with a sketch of Prijić Samaržija’s hybrid theory. After that, it provides an overview of the virtue epistemology theory, to which she attributes a relevant influence on her own position, as well as that of reliability democracy which constitutes her view about democratic legitimacy. Secondly, her proposal is discussed and confronted with a slightly amended version of the leading liberal democratic theory of democratic legitimacy, formulated and defended by John Rawls.


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