David Estlund's Papers

"What’s So Rickety? Richardson’s Non-Epistemic Democracy,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. LXXI No. 1, July 2005, pp. 204-208.

"Circumstances and Justice," in Soc Phil and Policy 33/1-2 2016

"What Good Is It? Unrealistic Political Theory and the Value of Intellectual Work,” Analyze und Kritik, 2011 (33) Issue 2 (appeared April 2012).

"Utopophobia,” Philosophy & Public Affairs, (Spring 2014), pp. 113-34.

"The Place of Self-Interest in Deliberative Democracy”  co-authored with Jane Mansbridge and six others, The Journal of Political Philosophy.

“De l’autorité démocratique : un cadre philosophique,” French translation of Chapter One of Democratic Authority, published on the website for the journal Raison Publique, February 2011.

"The Epistemic Dimension of Democratic Authority,” half-length version of “Beyond Fairness and Deliberation…” (see B4) The Modern Schoolman, vol. LXXIV, number 4, May 1997, pp. 259-276.

"Methodological Moralism in Political Philosophy,” in critical review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 2017 Vol. 20, No. 3, 365-79.

"Out-Smarting Democracy?” November, 2006. (A commissioned reply to a lead article by economist Bryan Caplan, published on Cato Unbound, a website of the Cato Institute. At: [http://www.cato-unbound.org/archives/november-2006/].

"Liberal Associationism and the Rights of States,” in Social Philosophy and Policy (February, 2014).

"G. A. Cohen’s critique of the Original Position,” in The Original Position, Timothy Hinton, ed., Cambridge University Press 2016.

"Epistemic Proceduralism and Democratic Authority”, In Raf Geenens and  Ronald Tinnevelt (eds.), Does Truth Matter? Democracy and Public Space, Springer: Dordrecht. (2008)

"Epistemic Approaches to Democracy,” for Sage Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, Byron Kaldis, editor, SAGE Publications, Inc. 2013.

"Democracy and the Real Speech Situation,” in Deliberative Democracy and Its Discontents, Samantha Besson and Jose Luis Marti, eds., Ashgate 2006, pp. 75-92.

Comments on Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, “Criminal Justice and Legal Reparations as an Alternative to Punishment,”  in Social, Political and Legal Philosophy, volume 1, 2002 (Amsterdam: Rodopi).

"The Visit & The Video: Publication and the Line Between Sex and Speech," Sex, Preference, and Family, Estlund and Nussbaum, eds., Oxford University Press, 1997.

"Reply to Wiens,” European Journal of Social Philosophy, 2015.

"Democracy Counts,”  in volume on Collective Wisdom, edited by Jon Elster and Helene Landemore (Cambridge University Press, 2012).  French translation on the website for the journal Raison Publique, May 2010.

"Just and Juster,” Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, Volume 2, Oxford University Press, 2016.

"Human Nature and the Limits (If Any) of Political Philosophy,” in Philosophy & Public Affairs, 39 (3), 2011, 207-37.  Also published as a chapter in a book that contains the exact contents of that journal issue by Cambridge University Press

"Prime Justice," in Political Utopias, ed. Weber and Vallier, 2017

"Democracy Counts,” in volume on Collective Wisdom, edited by Jon Elster and Helene Landemore (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

"Replies to Commentators", replying to four pieces about my book, Democratic Authority, in Ethics  121 (2)( 2011), 354-389

"Replies to Commentators", replying to three pieces about my book, Democratic Authority, in Representation 46 (1) (2010), 53-67

"I Will If You Will: Leveraged Enhancements and Distributive Justice"Partiality and Impartiality - Moralty, Special Relationships and the Wider World, Cottingham, Feltham and Stratton-Lake, eds. Oxford University Press, 2010

"The Truth in Political Liberalism"Truth and Democratic Politics, Norris and Elkins, eds., University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010 

"On Christiano's Constituting Equality", The Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (2) (2009), 241-252

"Reply to Commentators", for symposium on my book, Democratic Authority, in Iyyun: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly 58 (2009), 73-88

"On Following Orders in an Unjust War"The Journal of Political Philosophy 15 (2) (2007), 213-234

"Democratic Theory", for Oxford Handbook for Contemporary Philosophy, Smith and Jackson, editors, Oxford University Press, 2006

"Political Authority and The Tyranny of Non-Consent"Philosophical Issues  15 (2005), 351-367

"The Persuasiveness of Democratic Majorities", with Robert Goodin, in Politics, Philosophy & Economics 3 (2) (2004), 131-142

"The Democracy/Contractualism Analogy"Philosophy and Public Affairs 31 (4) (2003), 387-412

"The Audacious Humility of John Rawls”Dissent (Spring 2003) 

"Why Not Epistocracy?” in Desire, Identity and Existence: Essays in honor of T. M. Penner, Academic Printing and Publishing, 2003

"Deliberation Down and Dirty: Must Political Expression Be Civil?” in The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression and Order in American Democracy, Kent State University Press, 2001

"Deliberation and Wide Civility: Response to the Discussants”, in The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression and Order in American Democracy. Kent State University Press, 2001 

"Political Quality"Social Philosophy and Policy 7 (1) (2000), 127-160

"The Insularity of the Reasonable: Why Political Liberalism Must Admit the Truth"Ethics 108 (2) (1998), 252-275 

"Liberalism, Equality and Fraternity in Cohen’s Critique of Rawls"The Journal of Political Philosophy 6 (1) (1998), 99-112 

"Shaping and Sex: Commentary on Parts I and II"Sex, Preference, and Family, Estlund and Nussbaum, eds., Oxford University Press, 1997

"Beyond Fairness and Deliberation: The Epistemic Dimension of Democratic Authority", in Deliberative Democracy, James Bohman and William Rehg, eds., MIT Press, 1997

"The Survival of Egalitarian Justice in John Rawls' Political Liberalism"The Journal of Political Philosophy 4 (1) (1996), 68-78 

"Opinion Leaders, Independence, and Condorcet's Jury Theorem"Theory and Decision 36 (1994), 131-162

"Making Truth Safe For Democracy"The Idea of Democracy, Copp, Hampton, Roemer, eds. Cambridge University Press, 1993, 71-100

"Who's Afraid of Deliberative Democracy? The Strategic/Deliberative Dichotomy in Recent Constitutional Jurisprudence"Texas Law Review (June 1993), 1437-1477

"Mutual Benevolence and the Theory of Happiness"The Journal of Philosophy 87 (4) (1990), 187-204

"Democracy Without Preference"The Philosophical Review 99 (3) (1990), 397-423

"The Persistent Puzzle of the Minority Democrat",  American Philosophical Quarterly 26 (2) (1989), 143-151

"Democracy and the Common Interest: Condorcet and Rousseau Revisited"American Political Science Review 83 (4) (1989), 1317-1322


Review of The Tyranny of the Ideal, by Gerald Gaus, Ethics, 127 (2017), 912-928.

Review of Sunstein's Infotopia, "On Sunstein’s Infotopia,  Theoria, Volume 56, Number 119, June 2009, pp. 14-29.  Spanish translation in Revista Juridica, Year 10, no. 1, August 2009.

Review of Philip Pettit, On the People’s Terms, in Australasion Journal of Philosophy, 92:4, 799-802.

Review of Reflective Democracy, by Robert E. Goodin, Ethics, (April 2005)

Review of Cambridge Companion to RawlsEthics (April 2004)

Review of Making Democracy: What Constitutions Do, by Cass Sunstein, Ethics, (July 2003)

Review of Waldron on Law and Disagreement",  Philosophical Studies 99 (1) (2000), 111-128

Review of Justificatory Liberalism, by Gerald Gaus, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (3), (1999)

Review of Private Consciences and Public Reasons, by Kent Greenawalt, Ethics 107 (2), 358-361

Review of Democracy and Decision, by G. Brennan and L. Lomasky, Economics and Philosophy 12 (1) (1996), 113-119

Review of Legislative Intent and Other Essays, by G. MacCallum, Philosophical Review 104 (4) (1995) 605-607

Review of The Dialogue of Justice: Toward a Self-Reflective Society, by James Fishkin, Ethics 105 (1) (1994), 186-188

Review of The Normative Grounds of Social Criticism: Kant, Rawls, Habermas, by K. Baynes, Political Theory  20 (4) (1992), 694-697

Review of The First Amendment, Democracy, and Romance, by S. Shiffrin, Ethics 102 (4) (1992), 871-874

Review of The Good Polity, Hamlin and Pettit, eds., Ethics 101 (1) (1990), 189-191