Title: Debate: The Co-Originality of Private and Public Autonomy in Deliberative Democracy
Authors: Rummens, Stefan # ×
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Series Title: Journal of Political Philosophy vol:14 issue:4 pages:469-481
Abstract: One of the central tenets of Jürgen Habermas’s model of deliberative democracy is the co-originality of the private and public autonomy of citizens in a political community. In this article I explicate all the normative and moral presuppositions necessary to provide credible support to this thesis. Thereby, I argue that Habermas’s deliberative model of democracy ‘mirrors’ the normative content of his discourse theory of ethics. I demonstrate, more specifically, that the moral core of discourse ethics is embodied in the co-originality of the individual and moral autonomy of the moral agent and that the co-originality of the private and public autonomy of the citizen should be understood as the political institutionalization of this moral core.
ISSN: 0963-8016
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
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