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Cosmopolitanism and Its Critics

For 2,500 years some political philosophers have called on us to think and act as cosmopolitans, ‘citizens of the world,’ and more than ever over the last 20 years. While some regard cosmopolitanism as the necessary expression of the idea of moral universalism, others see it as concealing forms of world domination. In this course we explore some of the forms this call has taken, and the difficulties and ambiguities that have surrounded it.

POL SCI 758 / GLOBAL ST 758

Cosmopolitanism and Its Critics

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: Yes

For 2,500 years some political philosophers have called on us to think and act as cosmopolitans, ‘citizens of the world,’ and more than ever over the last 20 years. While some regard cosmopolitanism as the necessary expression of the idea of moral universalism, others see it as concealing forms of world domination. In this course we explore some of the forms this call has taken, and the difficulties and ambiguities that have surrounded it.


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