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What does Nozick exactly say in his Demoktesis argument?

I know Wikipedia is not an excellent reference, but I quote from Wikipedia: Demoktesis is a thought-experiment designed to show the incompatibility of democracy with libertarianism in general ...
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Is Autocracy superior to Democracy?

Dr. Stockmann in An Enemy of the People said: "...the strongest man in the world is the man who stands most alone." He also said: "A minority may be right; a majority is always wrong." It seems make ...
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What kind of government did Aristotle consider the best?

If Aristotle was opposed to democracy as an ideal form of government, what kind of government did he consider the best?
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Is it ever morally ethical to override the majority in a democracy?

Is it ever morally ethical to override the majority in a democracy if you feel morally obliged to do so? For example, a recent 'yougov' poll stated that a majority (I think somewhere in the ...
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Is “Don't blame me; I voted for ___” a bad argument?

Is there a fallacy in the argument, "Don't blame me; I voted for ..."? Or is a voter's entire responsibility for their contribution to whatever current state of political affairs they experience ...
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Was the Republic a meritocracy?

One direct way of stating the heart of the question might be: is there sufficient textual evidence and support for the assertion that Plato's Republic contains meritocratic elements? A second and ...
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What forms of democracy allocate variable numbers of votes to their citizens?

Some are pointing out that democracy with equal vote is not optimal and they propose that people should have variable numbers of votes based on their education, usefulness or other social factors. ...
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Is Nietzsche suggesting that the “free spirit” is a democrat in On the Genealogy of Morals?

It is no secret that Nietzsche had contempt for democracy. In Beyond Good and Evil, he compared democrats, those people of democracy who think that humans are all equal and free, to a herd of farm ...