Performing Deliberation

  • Cheng Yuan


Political deliberation and decisions, for example, enacting a policy or making judgment in count, should meet rational requirements, such as they are logically organized or contains convincing arguments. However, Butler’s case of “burning a cross” and Oakeshott’s discussion about argumentative political discourse remind us that there are many other historical-social forces behind all of these political-legal deliberation. It doesn’t mean that there is nothing but manipulating political power. Instead, as the author holds, the success of logical structure doesn’t purely rely on the validity and fallibility of arguments and reasoning. It also rests on how well it is performed to response contingent situations and echoes the prior actions within practical tension.


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  • Cheng Yuan
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyCapital Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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