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The Idea of Kosmopolis: History, philosophy and politics of world citizenship
Södertörns Högskola, institutionen för kultur och kommunikation.
Uppsala Universitet, institutionen för idé- och lärdomshistoria.
2008 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Contemporary discussions on cosmopolitanism are often based on older assumptions that have become invisible or hard to unearth. This volume explores the idea of kosmopolis by placing it into different historical, philosophical, social, and political contexts. By bringing together different views on and aspects of cosmopolitanism, the volume aims at contributing to new understandings of kosmopolis and the resulting cosmopolitan ideal, and of the fears this concept may generate.

The nine contributors discuss kosmopolis within the contexts of philosophers such as Heraclitus and Kant, the thoughts and texts of the nobility, intellectual thoughts from the Enlightenment, contemporary political institutions, and grass root cosmopolitanism. The intent is to illustrate how the meaning of »cosmopolitanism« is influenced not only by its history but also by its specific contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörn Högskola , 2008. , 181 p.
, Södertörn Academic Studies, ISSN 1650-433X ; 37
Keyword [en]
cosmopolitanism, history of ideas, world citizen, international law, enlightenment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-100391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-100391DiVA: diva2:210320


Available from: 2009-04-01 Created: 2009-03-31 Last updated: 2014-12-15

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