🦋 A democratic philosophy for democracy’s data mountain?

The end

equipped with the adjectives to describe democracy, and discerning their contextual meanings, democratic theorists could traverse from the data mountain to the ‘total texture’

The means: collecting words

Collecting thousands of words of democracy will not get to the nature of democracy, just as collecting thousands of data about the butterfly will not get to the nature of the butterfly

Gagnon’s mountain metaphor

Reaching the mountaintop

knowing the nature of democracy requires rational argumentation. Quality of reasons will be the determining factor

Inherent tension?

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