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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

ISSN 1673-3436

ISSN 1673-355X(Online)

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Front. Philos. China    2006, Vol. 1 Issue (1) : 1-5     DOI: 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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