Phylosophy Dictionary of Arguments

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Sunstein I 121
Tradition/knowledge/E. Burke/Sunstein: According to Edmund Burke, judgments based on long-standing traditions are more reliable than judgments of individuals with conflicting interests.
Sunstein: Burke's major contribution to the study of knowledge and information is that it shows that knowledge is distributed over time.
Sunstein I 122
Knowledge/Burke: is distributed by tradition in small fragments to many individuals and expands over time.
Sunstein I 124
SunsteinVsBurke, E.: he does not take into account the effects of group pressure on information retention (>Information Cascades). Precisely this can contribute to the fact that traditional moral concepts last longer than necessary.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

BurkeE I
Edmund Burke
A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful 2nd Revised ed. Edition Oxford 2015

Sunstein I
Cass R. Sunstein
Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge Oxford 2008

Sunstein II
Cass R. Sunstein
#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media Princeton 2017


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