London Philosophy Talk

This is a podcast in which I, Florian Steinberger, a philosopher at BIrkbeck College, University of London, have informal philosophical discussions with experts in a range of fields.

Episode 003 - Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij On Who Should Get to Vote

November 2nd, 2020

In this third, "very special election" episode, I am delighted to welcome my colleague Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij ( We discuss the question as to whether there is a case for restricting suffrage to those who are sufficiently competent.

We discuss Jason Brennan's paper, "The right to a competent electorate", Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 245 (2011), pp. 700-24.


London Philosophy Talk ( is a philosophy podcast of the Department of Philosophy of Birkbeck College, University of London. It is hosted by me, Florian Steinberger ( Each episode I have an informal philosophical discussion with an expert in the field. 

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