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Jason Brennan: Against Democracy


Discussion about good and bad aspects of democracy and comparison with epistemocracy.

democracy should not be considered as good by default. Arguments such as the semiotic argument for democracy.

According to Jason Brennan, the bet of John Stuart Mill was that people start by being hobbits and become vulcans when educated. History suggests that they rather become hooligans. Several vulcans could make something good out of a democracy, hooligan don’t.

Vulcan is an ideal to reach, but people tend to be hobbits or hooligans.

epistemocracy supposedly tends to be better than democracy where democracy works and worse than democracy when it does not work.

why do humans reason? is cited as an explanation of how debate generally happen. People try to convince one each other.