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Building Cosmopolitan Communities

A Critical and Multidimensional Approach

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. A Critical and Multidimensional Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Amos Nascimento
      Pages 21-55
    3. Amos Nascimento
      Pages 57-95
  4. Communities, Human Rights, and Cosmopolitan Ideals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Amos Nascimento
      Pages 133-172
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Amos Nascimento
      Pages 219-226
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-262

About this book


Building Cosmopolitan Communities contributes to current cosmopolitanism debates by evaluating the justification and application of norms and human rights in different communitarian settings in order to achieve cosmopolitan ideals. Relying on a critical tradition that spans from Kant to contemporary discourse philosophy, Nascimento proposes the concept of a "multidimensional discourse community." The multidimensional model is applied and tested in various dialogues, resulting in a new cosmopolitan ideal based on a contemporary discursive paradigm. As the first scholarly text to provide an interdisciplinary survey of the theories and discourses on human rights and cosmopolitanism, Building Cosmopolitan Communities is a valuable resource to scholars of philosophy, political science, social theory, and globalization studies.


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About the authors

Amos Nascimento is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington, Tacoma, USA. He is the author of Im Zwielicht der Aufklärung (2009) and editor of A Matter of Discourse (1997 ), Brasil: Perspectivas Internacionais (2001), and Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Cosmopolitan Ideals (with Matthias Lutz-Bachmann, 2013).

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