History of European Ideas 41 (1):78-88 (2015)

Duncan Ivison
University of Sydney
In Foundations of Modern International Thought, David Armitage provides a genealogy of the multiple foundations of international political thought. But he also enables political theorists to reflect on the nature of the pluralisation of our concepts: that is, the way various components come together in particular circumstances to form a concept that either becomes dominant or is rendered to the margins. Armitage claims that concepts can ‘never entirely escape their origins’. In this paper I explore this claim from the perspective of contemporary debates about the nature of cosmopolitan political thought.
Keywords cosmopolitanism  international political thought
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DOI 10.1080/01916599.2014.948292
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