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Intersubjective Reasoning and the Formation of Metaconsensus

Niemeyer, Simon


Group deliberation, according to deliberative theorists, is supposed to produce better outcomes, but there is relatively little specification on the nature of improvement beyond appeals to consensus and improved reasoning. This chapter identifies two inter-related concepts of metaconsensus and intersubjective rationality as outcomes that an authentic deliberative process ought to produce. Importantly, these deliberative ends are consistent with ideal deliberative procedure. They are also...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Technologies for Supporting Reasoning Communities and Collaborative Decision Making
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-091-4.ch002


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