Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Philosophy Matters: Voting Counts (3/29/17)

Philosophy Matters presents:

***Voting Counts***

Wednesday 3/29/17
TYD 1101

Eric Pacuit
Department of Philosophy

Piotr Swistak
Department of Government and Politics

Democracy rests on the notion that the will of the people is reflected in the process of governing. Voting is an efficient means to access the preferences of the populace. But, different methods of voting can have drastically different
outcomes, even holding fixed people’s preferences. Is there an optimal method for capturing the people’s will by voting?

Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion with Maryland faculty exploring issues at the heart of a representative democracy.

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