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Critique of Cosmopolitan Reason: Timing and Spacing the Concept of World Citizenship
Södertörns högskola, Idéhistoria.
Södertörns högskola, Idéhistoria.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-2284-3928
2014 (engelsk)Collection/Antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

Since the Enlightenment, the definition of terms such as humanity, citizenship and rights has fluctuated and these ideas continue to haverelevance for contemporary discussions of globalization from a «cosmopolitan» perspective. This volume goes back to the conception ofcosmopolitanism in Greek antiquity in order to trace it through history, resulting in an unmasking of its many myths. The concept is reconstructedwith reference not only to well-known (and some lesser known) historical thinkers of cosmopolitanism, but also to noted «anti-cosmopolitans».The first aim of the book is to display historical perspectives on a discourse which has been dominated by ahistorical presumptions. Thesecond is to critically explore alternative paths beyond the Western imagination, redefining the Enlightenment legacy and the centre-peripherydichotomy. Most notably, Eastern Europe and the Arab world are integrated within the analysis of cosmopolitanism. Within a framework ofconceptual history (Begriffsgeschichte), cosmopolitan reason is criticized from the viewpoints of comparative literature, psychoanalysis,phenomenology, postcolonialism and moral philosophy.The book’s critical approach is an attempt to come to terms with the anachronism, essentialism, ethnocentrism and anthropocentrism thatsometimes underlie contemporary theoretical and methodological uses of the term «cosmopolitanism». By adding historical and contextualdepth to the problem of cosmopolitanism, a reflexive corrective is presented to enhance ongoing discussions of this topic within as well asoutside academia.

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Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group , 2014. , s. 340
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New Visions of the Cosmopolitan, ISSN 1664-3380 ; 2
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Cosmopolitanism, World citizenship, Critique, Critical studies, Kant
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Kritisk kulturteori; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37359DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0353-0620-0Lokal ID: 1301/42/2009ISBN: 978-3-0353-9907-3 (digital)ISBN: 978-3-0343-0898-4 (tryckt)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-37359DiVA, id: diva2:848107
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East of Cosmopolis: The World Citizen and the Paradox of the UndocumentedTilgjengelig fra: 2014-07-20 Laget: 2015-08-07 Sist oppdatert: 2020-01-23bibliografisk kontrollert

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