Deliberative Democracy

In this Wireless Philosophy video, Geoff Pynn (Elgin Community College) examines the idea known as deliberative democracy, which says that deliberation and discussion are the heart of democracy, much more than the elections that signal an end to deliberation. But is meaningful deliberation possible in complex and diverse modern societies?

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Elgin Community College

I work at Northern Illinois University. I teach on a wide range of topics. My research centers on epistemology. I’m also interested in creating connections between professional philosophers and ordinary people.

From 2011-2017, I was the the graduate adviser for NIU’s successful MA program in philosophy. I maintain a listing of funding at MA programs in the US and Canada.

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