A Philosophy for Global Ethics
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Author(s): Stan van Hooft  
ISBN: 1844651932
ISBN-13: 9781844651931
Publication Date: 30/06/2009
Pages: 288 (234 x 156mm)
Format: Paperback
Published Price: £16.99
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Cosmopolitanism is a demanding and contentious moral position. It urges us to embrace the whole world into our moral concerns and to apply the standards of impartiality and equity across boundaries of nationality, race, religion or gender. It suggests a range of virtues which the cosmopolitan individual should display: tolerance, justice, pity, righteous indignation at injustice, generosity toward the poor and starving, care for the global environment, and the willingness to take responsibility for change on a global scale. This book explains and espouses the values of cosmopolitanism, adjudicates between various forms of cosmopolitanism, and defends it against its critics. The book highlights ethical issues and identifies the moral obligations that individuals, multinational corporations and governments might have in relation to them. The book discusses the work of Kwame Anthony Appiah, Seyla Benhabib, Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Pogge, John Rawls, Amartya Sen, Henry Shue, Peter Singer and others to provide a clear and accessible survey of cosmopolitanism that analyses the reality of the rights and responsibilities that it espouses.

“The book is much much more than a review of different positions: it successfully defends the idea of cosmopolitanism against its many critics. The discussion has implications for global ethics, international relations and global justice.” – Wim Vandekerckhove, Ghent University, Belgium

Stan van Hooft is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Deakin University, Australia.

1. Cosmopolitanism and Patriotism 
2. Human Rights 
3. Global Justice 
4. Lasting Peace 
5. Toward a Global Community

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