The Jury Theorem

In this Wireless Philosophy video, Geoff Pynn (Elgin Community College) examines Nicolas de Condorcet’s jury theorem, a mathematical discovery which provides an argument that democratic elections are the best way to make decisions that are good for society. But can the argument’s assumptions be accepted without reasonable doubt?

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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