Conclusion: Applied Theory and a Continued Cosmopolitan Enthusiasm

Garrett Wallace Brown

in Grounding Cosmopolitanism

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638819
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652822 | DOI:
Conclusion: Applied Theory and a Continued Cosmopolitan Enthusiasm

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This chapter articulates the major themes discussed thus far and relates them to the Kantian model argued throughout the book. It provides a discussion of Kant's cosmopolitan theory in relation to current cosmopolitan debates. It explores the implications of Kant's cosmopolitanism in relation to contemporary issues of globalization, global justice, humanitarian assistance and universal human rights. It illustrates how a Kantian cosmopolitan position could respond to these issues and how it might in theory and practice further a cosmopolitan condition. In providing some link between theory and practice, the chapter argues that a minimal ethical/legal order might be developed from already existing and overlapping international and domestic concerns.

Keywords: Kant's cosmopolitan theory; cosmopolitan debates; global justice; humanitarian assistance; universal human rights

Chapter.  12696 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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