ERIC Number: EJ872160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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Chasing Butterflies without a Net: Interpreting Cosmopolitanism
Hansen, David T.
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v29 n2 p151-166 Mar 2010
In this article, I map current conceptions of cosmopolitanism and sketch distinctions between the concept and humanism and multiculturalism. The differences mirror what I take to be a central motif of cosmopolitanism: the capacity to fuse reflective openness to the new with reflective loyalty to the known. This motif invites a reconsideration of the meaning of culture as well as of the relations between home and the world.
Descriptors: Reflection, Social Environment, World Views, Social Theories, Cultural Pluralism, Interpersonal Relationship, Values, Global Approach, Self Concept, Nationalism, Culture, Humanism
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