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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Philosophy break:Martha Nussbaum, Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice

CASEP conference: 
Martha Nussbaum, 
Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice,
University of Nottingham, 6-7 May 2010

According to Wikipedia, Cosmopolitanism is the ideology that all kinds of human ethnic groups belong to a single community based on a shared morality. It is what globalization implies regardless of our nationalism, patriotism and ownerships. It requires a relationship of mutual respect regardless of differences. It is an ideal that has to go beyond practicability and be real. Even if  cosmopolitanism is a discussion for elite that do take place in economical boudoirs. We have the right to claim global citizenship. And of course discuss a cosmopolitan democracy.
Martha Nussbaum will discuss  global Justice and Cosmopolitanism.
I would love to attend that conference! If anyone passing by this page is going, please drop a comment about it! I would love to know what she thinks about the UN and the EU!
Have a great day!

From:"Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. From 1986 to 1993, she was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University.  She is a prolific thinker and writer, with a wide range of interests. Amongst contemporary political philosophers, and against the predominance of constructivism and relativism, she stands out as a figure who defends an essentialist and universalist approach to moral and political issues. Her many publications include Aristotle's De Motu Animalium (1978) and The Fragility of Goodness (1986, 2nd edn. 2000).

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