Cosmopolitanism: A Philosophy for Global Ethics

Cosmopolitanism: A Philosophy for Global Ethics

by Stan van Hooft
     
 

Cosmopolitanism has relevance for international distributive justice; peace; human rights; environmental sustainability; protection for minorities, refugees and other oppressed groups; democratic participation; and intercultural tolerance. The book does not aim to impart factual information about global issues or to offer prescriptions for the solution of global… See more details below

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Cosmopolitanism has relevance for international distributive justice; peace; human rights; environmental sustainability; protection for minorities, refugees and other oppressed groups; democratic participation; and intercultural tolerance. The book does not aim to impart factual information about global issues or to offer prescriptions for the solution of global problems. Rather, it highlights the ethical issues inherent in such problems and identifies the moral obligations that individuals, multinational corporations, and governments might have in relation to them. While espousing a cosmopolitan form of global ethics, a liberal form of politics, sustainable and just forms of business practice, and an internationalist approach to global conflict and governance, it seeks to present as many sides of the ethical debates as can be supported by reasonable argument. Discussing the work of Kwame Anthony Appiah, Seyla Benhabib, Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Pogge, John Rawls, Amartya Sen, Henry Shue, Peter Singer and others, this book provides a clear and accessible survey of cosmopolitanism and analyses the reality of the rights and responsibilities that it espouses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773536449
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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