Democracy, Power and Minorities in Bertrand Russell

This article offers an analysis of democracy as taming of the power, according Bertrand Russell (Power, 1938). Defense of minorities is implied by this concept of democracy, and in this paper, that defense is amplified to the defense of sexual minorities. Besides, the idea of democracy is related to...

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Main Author: Carvajal Villaplana, Álvaro
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/humanidades/article/view/13061
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/14994
Summary: This article offers an analysis of democracy as taming of the power, according Bertrand Russell (Power, 1938). Defense of minorities is implied by this concept of democracy, and in this paper, that defense is amplified to the defense of sexual minorities. Besides, the idea of democracy is related to the Leibniz notion about ethical control of the government, and also, to the idea of empty democracy by Jacques Ranciére.