Marotta, Vince 2008, The hybrid stranger and cosmopolitan self, in Questioning cosmopolitanism : Second Biennial Conference of the International Global Ethics Association, Deakin University, Faculty of Arts & Education, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-8.
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Questioning cosmopolitanism : Second Biennial Conference of the International Global Ethics Association
Brock, Gillian Shapcott, Richard Slaughter, Steven Vanderkerckhove, Wim van Hooft, Stan Verlinden, An
International Global Ethics Association Conference
Deakin University, Faculty of Arts & Education
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The paper critically identifies and examines the affinities between the category of the stranger & the cosmopolitan attitude/disposition that underlies recent theories of cosmopolitanism. I argue that the cosmopolitan attitude can be located within the sociological discourse of the stranger. Thus one needs to reconceptualise the cosmopolitan self in terms of the cosmopolitan stranger.
This new subject develops a more perceptive, broader and keener insight of the social world that is not available than those confined to a universalistic or particularistic perspective. The final part of the paper challenges this assertion through a critical assessment of the socalled in-between position occupied by the cosmopolitan stranger.
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160806 Social Theory
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970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
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