David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Continental Philosophy Review 33 (4):395-416 (2000)
R. Rorty uncouples cosmopolitanism from emancipation and rejects the latter on both phylogenetic and ontogenetic grounds. Thus: 1. There is no human nature to be emancipated, and 2. The notion of a rational, transcendental and conditioning subject (presupposed by traditional theories of emancipation) is obsolete. He preserves the idea of cosmopolitanism, which, in an effort to avoid foundationalisrn, he associates only with the development and progress of liberal societies. His cosmopolitanism relies on the distinction between persuasion and force and his preference for conversation over rational discourse. In this paper, I discuss Rorty''s claims and trace residues of biologism, positivism, and behaviourism in them. By putting forward an immanent critique of Rorty''s account of cosmopolitanism and emancipation, I defend a non-foundationalist notion of redemption as self-realization and propose a new justification of Rorty''s distinction between force and persuasion.
|Keywords||Philosophy Phenomenology Philosophy of Man Political Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Robert Fine (2009). Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights: Radicalism in a Global Age. Metaphilosophy 40 (1):8-23.
Aaron Maltais (2008). Global Warming and the Cosmopolitan Political Conception of Justice. Environmental Politics 17 (4):592-609.
Rafał Wonicki (2009). Cosmopolitanism and Liberalism: Kant and Contemporary Liberal Cosmopolitanism. Synthesis Philosophica 24 (2):271-280.
Mitchell Aboulafia (2010). Transcendence: On Self-Determination and Cosmopolitanism. Stanford University Press.
Soran Reader (2007). Cosmopolitan Pacifism. Journal of Global Ethics 3 (1):87 – 103.
A. T. Nuyen (1998). The Politics of Emancipation: From Self to Society. [REVIEW] Human Studies 21 (1):27-43.
Jeremy Waldron (2010). The Cosmopolitanism of the University and the Cosmopolitanism of the Law. In Hilary Ballon (ed.), The Cosmopolitan Idea. Nyu Abu Dhabi.
Robert Fine (2007). Cosmopolitanism. New York.
Paul Muldoon (2001). Between Speech and Silence: The Postcolonial Critic and the Idea of Emancipation. Critical Horizons 2 (1):33-59.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #154,492 of 1,410,041 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #177,059 of 1,410,041 )
How can I increase my downloads?