Chasing Butterflies Without a Net: Interpreting Cosmopolitanism

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Abstract

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 reconsid- eration of the meaning of culture as well as of the relations between home and the world.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Education
  • Home
  • Hospitality
  • Humanism
  • Loyalty
  • Multiculturalism
  • Universalism

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  • David T. Hansen

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