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Embedded Selves, Transnational Duties, and Distant Strangers

Toni Erskine

in Embedded Cosmopolitanism

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780197264379
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734410 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264379.003.0002

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Embedded Selves, Transnational Duties, and Distant Strangers

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This chapter discusses the groundwork for constructing a qualified ethical cosmopolitan position. It maintains that normative International Relations (IR) theory must respond to the attempts to challenge the very nature of morality. The chapter distinguishes between two distinct aspects of any moral perspective, namely: the understanding of the moral agent upon which it relies, and the ‘sphere of equal moral standing’ that it allows.

Keywords: ethical cosmopolitan position; normative International Relations theory; nature of morality; moral perspective; moral agency; equal moral standing

Chapter.  14926 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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