Justice without Borders: Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Patriotism / Edition 1

Justice without Borders: Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Patriotism / Edition 1

by Kok-Chor Tan
     
 

Tan (philosophy, U. of Pennsylvania) defends the cosmopolitan idea of distributive justice against the argument that is it unable to accommodate and appreciate the special ties and commitments that characterize the lives of ordinary people. In the course of his argument, he also defends patriotism and nationalism against the charge that it fosters a narrow-mindedness… See more details below

Overview

Tan (philosophy, U. of Pennsylvania) defends the cosmopolitan idea of distributive justice against the argument that is it unable to accommodate and appreciate the special ties and commitments that characterize the lives of ordinary people. In the course of his argument, he also defends patriotism and nationalism against the charge that it fosters a narrow-mindedness and parochialism with regard to people's understanding of their moral obligations. For readers new to the field, he provides background on the cosmopolitan idea of justice. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521542326
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Series:
Contemporary Political Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Kok-Chor Tan is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Toleration, Diversity, and Global Justice (2000), which was a joint runner-up for the 2003 Canadian Philosophical Association Book Prize.

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The need for cosmopolitan justice19
3Conceptions of cosmopolitan justice : a survey40
4Liberalism and cosmpolitan justice62
5Nationalism and cosmopolitanism85
6Equality among nations107
7The limits of patriotism135
8Citizenship and special obligations163
9Nationality and justice180
10Conclusion198

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