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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2006, Vol. 1 Issue (1) : 1-5     https://doi.org/10.1007/s11466-005-0009-9
Democracy as a Way to Social Compromise
Han Zhen
School of Philosophy and Sociology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China;
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Abstract In modern society, democracy as a symbol of social civilization and progress is cherished. Any government or organization, whether truly democratic or not, will claim that it is democratic while its opponents are not. However, as a historical notion, democracy does not possess the quality of absoluteness. In my view, democracy, in its original meaning, should be understood as a way to social compromise, whose aim is to guarantee a relatively fair political life.
Issue Date: 05 March 2006
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Han Zhen. Democracy as a Way to Social Compromise[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2006, 1(1): 1-5.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/Y2006/V1/I1/1
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