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Epistemic solidarity as a political strategy

Goodin, Robert; Spiekermann, Kai

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Solidarity is supposed to facilitate collective action. We argue that it can also help overcome false consciousness. Groups practice 'epistemic solidarity' if they pool information about what is in their true interest and how to vote accordingly. The more numerous 'Masses' can in this way overcome the 'Elites,' but only if they are minimally confident with whom they share the same interests and only if they are (perhaps only just) better-than-random in voting for the alternative that promotes...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98654
Source: Episteme
DOI: 10.1017/epi.2015.29

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