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Cosmopolitanism versus Non-CosmopolitanismCritiques, Defenses, Reconceptualizations$
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Gillian Brock

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199678426

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678426.001.0001

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Cosmopolitanism: Liberal and Otherwise

Cosmopolitanism: Liberal and Otherwise

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Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism

David A. Reidy

Oxford University Press

This chapter seeks to draw out of Rawls’s The Law of Peoples the deep structure and unarticulated assumptions of a distinctively liberal cosmopolitanism, in the tradition of “liberalisms of freedom,” in order to draw attention to some points of contrast between it and the potentially illiberal cosmopolitanisms of many of Rawls’s so-called cosmopolitan critics. It urges those rightly drawn by both liberal and cosmopolitan sympathies to take greater care with their reconciliation into a coherent and unified moral orientation toward issues of international relations, human rights, global justice, and so forth. Failure to take such care risks sliding into an illiberal cosmopolitanism.

Keywords:   rawls, liberalism, cosmopolitanism, toleration, reasonableness, reciprocity, justice, international relations, natural duty of justice, stability, well-ordered

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