Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series

Is Democracy Just?

WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion
Portland Campus
Jason Brennan
Free and open to the public

Many people believe democracy is just not merely because it delivers the goods. They think democracy uniquely expresses the idea that all people are equal, that democracy empowers us, and that democracy is an end in itself. Brennan argues that this is a mistake. Brennan posits that democracy is merely an instrument for producing good outcomes, nothing more. It’s a flawed instrument at that. If we can find a better functioning system, we should feel free to use it.


WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
United States

Jason Brennan lectures at the Center for Global Humanities

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