Fila Sophia

applied philosophy, deep democracy, sustainability / by A.R.Teleb

The Citizen Jury Illustrated: The Morris Climate Dialogue

A “Citizen Jury” means to embody the informed, face-to-face deliberation of an ideal democracy, not found either in elections or in legislative debates today. Below is a photo illustration of … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Family & Polis

A review of Kennan Ferguson’s All in the Family This book follows the “contestation” line of political theory, exemplified by William Connolly, Chantal Mouffe, or Bonnie Honig, that owes much … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

An alternative to campaign-finance reform?

[First appeared on openDemocracy on April 22, 2014.] The still fresh McCutcheon v FEC Supreme Court decision, like the January 2010 Citizens United, has again set off the rage of … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Should New Media Distinguish Idea from Opinion Journalism?

[Also appeared March 10, 2014 on Truthout here.] Old media separated non-entertainment journalism into a simple dichotomy: news and opinion. Today we—academics, journalists, and laypeople—include internet searches at some point … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Geist of Tahrir & Occupy

[First appeared Feb 10, 2014 on Truthout. Begin there with comments.] The Tahrir Square Revolution turns three this week and Occupy Wall Street follows soon. They both manifested a tangible … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Easier to Vilify Team Owners than Question Society’s Complicity

[First appeared Feb 4, 2014 on Truthout/Speakout. Look for comments there.] Taking advantage of the Super Bowl hype, Mother Jones magazine re-publicized an article “Offensive Lines: How Bad Is Your … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Review of Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, & the Rule of the Many

This book follows the recent trend in democratic theory termed “epistemic democracy” in a novel way. Rather than rely on liberal philosophy or an analogy with science, it begins with … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 2 Comments
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