Weds. 9 16 Summary

Today we discussed the first part of Chapter 1, using the question "Where do political principles come from" as a jumping off point. In answer to that question we identified three alternatives:
normative conceptions based in morality
practical conceptions based on expertise in solving problems
discursive conceptions based on fair models of collective deliberation about collective problems

We looked at criticisms of all three of these potential sources of political principles, and closed by discussing the fact-value distinction and some of its implications for political theory.

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