Cosmopolitanism and the Deeply Religious

Journal of Beliefs and Values 30 (1):49-60 (2009)

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Michael Merry
University of Amsterdam
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In this paper we provide a defence of cosmopolitanism from a liberal perspective, examining its moral underpinnings, including moral obligations predicated on a belief in common humanity and the fundamental dignity of human people, cultural capacities that include an embrace of pluralism and a fallibilist disposition, and pragmatist resolve in finding humanitarian solutions to real problems that people face. We also scrutinise the ideal of cosmopolitanism by considering the ‘deeply religious’ as the sort of people about whom it may be said that irreconcilable tensions exist between certain types of commitment and/or belonging and what the demands of cosmopolitanism involve.
Keywords cosmopolitanism  moral obligations  pluralism  fallibilism  religion
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