Philosophical Foundations of Democracy
1999-00Philosophy, University of Arizona Return to All Fellows
Thomas Christiano (Frank H. Kenan Fellow) completed most of his book project on the philosophical foundations of democracy. He wrote a number of essays, all of which have been accepted for publication, including “Waldron on Law and Disagreement,” for Law and Philosophy; “Knowledge and Power in the Justification of Democracy,” for Australasian Journal of Philosophy; “Cohen on Incentives, Inequality and Egalitarianism,” to appear in Ethics and Economics, edited by Julian Lamont, Christi Favor, and Gerald Gaus (Buffalo: Humanities Press); “Is Democracy Merely a Means to Justice?” as part of Papers on Philippe Van Parijs’s Political and Economic Thought, edited by Andrew Williams (MacMillan Press); and an entry on “Democracy,” for the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioural Sciences (Elseviers). He drafted two other essays: “Rawls’s Argument for Toleration,” and “Arguing for Equality of Condition.” Christiano is Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona.