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A Democratic Theory of Judgment$
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Linda M. G. Zerilli

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226397849

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.001.0001

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Judging as a Democratic World-Building Practice

Judging as a Democratic World-Building Practice

(p.262) Conclusion Judging as a Democratic World-Building Practice
A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Linda M. G. Zerilli

University of Chicago Press

This chapter summarizes the main themes of the book and articulates what it means to judge politically. Returning to Arendt, the chapter argues for judging as a world-building democratic practice, one that is less concerned with adjudicating value conflict about already existing objects of judgment and more interested in bringing new objects of judgment into view. In this way, the expansion of what Arendt called the "common world," composed as it is of different perspectives on the same object, is the real aim of judging politically.

Keywords:   democratic world-building, common world, moral judging, political judging

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