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The Cosmopolitan Tradition

The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble But Flawed IdealThe Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble But Flawed Ideal by Martha C Nussbaum
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A worthy addition to Nussbaum's body of work as she continues to develop her Capabilities Approach. This particular volume locates her ideas within the broad "cosmopolitan tradition." This tradition that advocates for world citizenship, arises with Diogenes and is developed by the Stoics, Cicero, Hugo Grotius, Adam Smith, and Immanuel Kant. She surveys the history of this tradition, identifying its strengths and weaknesses, all with a focus on what we can learn from it in order to apply to current issues such as the role of international law, the migration crisis, animal rights, etc.

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