The choice of random stratified sampling was used in order to gather a representative group of citizen deliberators
158) Procedural realism has greater potential as a mechanism for scrutinizing conventional standards, but it would have to accept that the deliberators
are merely human agents who are communally situated.
Honors students will be deliberators
in many groups over their lives, probably more than other students because their abilities make them more likely to be asked to find answers amid uncertainty.
he answers as follows: Our best human deliberators
For example, one study identified three patterns of participatory style among early-stage breast cancer patients: delayers, deferrers, and deliberators
Once the deliberators
have identified the issues they would like to address and their relative weight, a panel of impartial experts assesses "the chances the desired outcomes will be delivered.
They do it "for, and before, all deliberators
who share the goal of determining what is worth doing.
Any concept of electors as actual deliberators
disappeared in the early 19th century.
In both the English and American situations, the deliberators
had to determine the power relationships within the polity and the functions of the political powers.
In carrying out that duty, judges may question, admonish, and release jurors--even after deliberators
have begun--if jurors purposely disregard evidence or refuse to follow instructions.
While the deliberators
were at lunch, the remaining jurors, the non-deliberators
, filled out a lengthy questionnaire assessing their reactions to the trial and the witnesses.
Unlike delayers, who are able to reach a decision as soon as one obvious choice emerges, deliberators
don't stop the process until every stone has been overturned.
She discusses Pereboom's interesting account of deliberation and offers an argument for the idea that rational deliberators
must "have a conception of themselves as seeking to adopt and act on good reasons, then they must take themselves to be capable, in general, of finding such reasons" (154).
On a democratic account, judges are no better moral deliberators
than either legislators or the general populace.
53) In one of his later works, Ricoeur suggested that deliberators
in John Rawls' so-called original position engage in reasoning akin to that required by the Golden Rule, (54) and it is easy to see why he should have reached this conclusion, for agents who follow Ricoeur's version of the Golden Rule act as if behind a veil of ignorance as to their recipients' qualities, history, motivations, and so on.