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Radical Cosmopolitics: The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism

James Ingram


While supporting the cosmopolitan pursuit of a world that respects all rights and interests, this book supports political theorists which have, in their approach to this book's project, compromised its egalitarian and emancipatory principles. Focusing on recent debates without losing sight of cosmopolitanism's ancient and Enlightenment roots, the book confronts the philosophical difficulties of defending universal ideals and the implications for ethics and political theory. In morality as in politics, theorists have generally focused first on discovering universal values and second on their im ... More

Keywords: cosmopolitanism, universal ideals, ethics, political theory, morality, universal values, political action, political universalism, moral universalism

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231161107
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231161107.001.0001


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James Ingram, author

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