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CARAUS, Tamara & LAZEA, Dan (eds.) - Cosmopolitanism without Foundations?

CARAUS, Tamara & LAZEA, Dan (eds.) - Cosmopolitanism without Foundations?

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Author: Tamara Caraus, Dan Lazea (eds.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 15.06.2015
Pages: 340
Size: 13 x 20 cm
Buying Options: Paperback, eBook Individuals, Institutional Online Access

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This book examines the foundations of cosmopolitanism and ways of conceiving non-totalizing foundations of cosmopolitanism. The core idea shared by all cosmopolitan views is that all human beings belong to a single community and the ultimate units of moral concern are individual human beings, not states or particular forms of human associations. Nevertheless, the attempts to ground a political theory on overarching universal principles, inevitable in constructing a cosmopolitan theory give to cosmopolitanism a certain temptation to foundationalism that is in contradiction with the plurality of social, cultural, political, religious interpretative standpoints in the contemporary world. The book explores the possibilities of overcoming this contradiction inherent in advancing a cosmopolitan theory. The innovative aspects of the book are in its focus on foundations/grounds of cosmopolitanism and in its attempts to advance approaches of cosmopolitanism that will avoid firm/given foundations.



Tamara Caraus & Dan D. Lazea: Cosmopolitanism without Foundations or Cosmopolitanism with a Plurality of Grounds?

Part I: Kantian Grounds

Thomas Berns: The roman model versus the universalist cosmopolitanism’s respect of sovereignty

Aron Telegdi-Csetri: Kant’s World-State-Ideal and its Provisional Surrogates

Stefan Pedersen: Kantian and Wellsian Cosmopolitanism: A Critical Distinction

Part II: Contesting Grounds

Camil Alexandru Parvu: The boundary problem in democratic theory: cosmopolitan implications

Tamara Caraus: Dissent as Foundation of Cosmopolitanism

Angelica Montes Montoya: The “Creole Cosmopolitisation” and the All-World

Part III: Human Rights as the Ground for Cosmopolitanism?

Kostas Koukouzelis: Human Rights International Law and Cosmopolitanism

Benjamin Bourcier: The “Subject of Law” as the Foundation of Cosmopolitanism

Fabia Veçoso: When human rights ruin cosmopolitan sensibilities: Assessing the Inter-American view on amnesties

Sergiu Miscoiu & Claudiu Alexandru Bolcu: The altruistic (universalist) veil: legitimizing militarism through a cosmopolitan approach

Elena Paris: Two Visions of Community: Cosmopolitan Human Rights versus Collective Security

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Author Tamara Caraus, Dan Lazea (eds.)
Language English
Publication Date Jun 15, 2015
Pages 340
Size 13 x 20 cm
Buying Options Paperback, eBook Individuals, Institutional Online Access