Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism: Critiques, Defenses, Reconceptualisations

2014.04.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gillian Brock (ed.), Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism: Critiques, Defenses, Reconceptualisations, Oxford
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2014.04.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gillian Brock (ed.), Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism: Critiques, Defenses, Reconceptualisations, Oxford University Press, 2013, 331pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199678426. Reviewed by Ariel Colonomos, CNRS/CERI-Sciences Po While it offers a very interesting and diverse selection of essays on the political philosophy of cosmopolitanism, this volume helps us understand the specificity of cosmopolitanism vis-à-vis other approaches to justice. It also raises the important question of the extent to which the very notion of cosmopolitanism is still relevant today. Indeed, the contributors offer a confrontation between the arguments of the tenants of cosmopolitanism and those of their opponents in order to characterize and understand the phase cosmopolitanism is now in. According to Richard Miller, cosmopolitanism has entered a very salutary "mid-life crisis", through which, it is. . .

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