In a period of rapid internationalization of trade and increased labor mobility, is it relevant for nations to think about their moral obligations to others? Do national boundaries have fundamental moral significance, or do we have moral obligations to foreigners that are equal to our obligations to our compatriots? The latter position is known as cosmopolitanism, and this volume brings together a number of distinguished political philosophers and theorists to explore cosmopolitanism: what it consists in, and the positive case which can be made for it. Their essays provide a comprehensive overview of both the current state of the debate and the alternative visions of cosmopolitanism with which we can move forward, and they will interest a wide range of readers in philosophy, political theory, and law.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 385 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 21 mm
"The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism brings a refreshing perspective[...]In addition to developing an independent cosmopolitanism [the book] also demonstrates the great diversity within cosmopolitan thought[...]The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism makes a valuable contribution to the literature and marks progress toward the evolution of a distinctly cosmopolitan political thought."
-Amy E. Eckert, Metropolitan State College of Denver