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Against Empathy: Aesthetic-Affective Dimensions of Democratic Deliberation

Scudder, Mary
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Scudder, Mary
Advisor
White, Stephen
Abstract
This dissertation explores the disposition required of citizens engaging in democratic discourse. Specifically, it explains the need for citizens to be dialogically open and receptive when deliberating with their fellow citizens. Challenging calls for empathy, the author argues that feelings of difference are a more democratic resource for addressing the problem of dialogical closure among citizens.
Language
English
Date Received
20140727
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Politics, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2014
Published Date
2014-07-15
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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