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Are we good enough for democracy?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 July 2009

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Is democracy a good thing? Most of us think so. And yet, as Jonathan Wolff here explains, Plato thought democracy was a very bad idea. If you favour democracy (and I'm guessing you do), then your challenge is to explain what, if anything, is wrong with Plato's argument. So can you?

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Copyright © The Royal Institute of Philosophy 2002

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1 Barry, Brian, ‘The Public Interest’, in Quinton, A. (ed.) Political Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967), p. 122.Google Scholar

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