Democratic Public Discourse in the Coming Autarchic Communities

Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy 2 (2):386-409 (2010)
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The main purpose of this article is to tackle the problem of living together – as dignified human beings – in a certain territory in the field of social philosophy, on the theoretical grounding ensured by some remarkable exponents of the Austrian School − and by means of the praxeologic method. Because political tools diminish the human nature not only of those who use them, but also of those who undergo their effects, people can live a life worthy of a human being only as members of some autarchic or self-governing communities. As a spontaneous order, every autarchic community is inherently democratic, inasmuch as it makes possible free involvement, peaceful coordination, free expression and the free reproduction of ideas. The members of autarchic communities are moral individuals who avoid aggression, practice self-control, seek a dynamical efficiency and establish a democratic public discourse.

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Gheorghe-Ilie Farte
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi


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