180S0118 - Democracy Democracy Rule by the people Two...

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Democracy
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Democracy Rule by the people Two crucial questions: 1. What does it mean for the people to rule? 2. Who are the people?
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The Federalist Papers Written in 1787-8 by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay Pseudonym “Publius” During debates about Constitution Presents strong case for federalism and republicanism
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The argument of FP #10 The problem of factions : “a number of citizens whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole who are united and actuated by some common impulse or passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interest of the community.”
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Two possible solutions 1. Remove the cause of factions: by destroying liberty by ensuring all have same opinion 2. Controlling the effects of factions by creating a kind of democracy where their influence is lessened
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Not dangerous when a minority, but only when a majority (?)
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course PHIL 180 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Kansas.

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