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I am interested in reading more about the social consensus theory. I looked up online, but found nothing more than the Wikipedia article.

Is there a book, or any kind of reference for this topic?

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  • You've tagged this as "social contract". Was that merely because it seemed convenient or do you view social consensus theory as integrally linked to social contract theory?
    – virmaior
    Oct 7, 2015 at 8:59
  • because of the second.
    – M.M
    Oct 7, 2015 at 9:01

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A good start would be Habermas' Theory of Communicative Action. It is very complex and hard to get into for a beginner and even advanced students without guidance, though. But I think every contempory theory regarding social concensus has to deal with the theoretical framework established and defended by Habermas.

For an introduction, see this Wikipedia entry

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Nicholas Rescher (1993), Pluralism, against the demand for consensus.

is really non-trivial and, imho, worth reading.

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