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A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Linda M. G. Zerilli


For contemporary democratic theory, political judgment is conceptualized wholly in terms of the adjudication of equally rational yet incommensurable value conflicts in the absence of a shared substantive idea of the good. Taking up the unfinished work of Hannah Arendt on judgment, this book argues for a practice of judging politically that is focused less on questions of validity and more on democratic practices of world-building and the creation of new objects of judgment in a global context characterized by widespread value pluralism.

Keywords: Hannah Arendt, judgment, democratic theory, Ludwig Wittgenstein, feminist theory, critique of judgment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226397849
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda M. G. Zerilli, author
University of Chicago