Confucian cosmopolitanism

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-44
Journal / PublicationJournal of Religious Ethics
Volume42
Issue number1
Online published19 Jan 2014
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Abstract

Scholars in the humanities and social sciences are keenly aware of and often deeply engaged with more global or cosmopolitan approaches to their respective fields; nevertheless, theories of cosmopolitanism remain exceedingly controversial and arise exclusively from Western philosophical sources. Recently, Martha Nussbaum presented a contemporary Western liberal cosmopolitan theory and sought to integrate it with a call for multicultural education. In this essay, I describe, analyze, and criticize Nussbaum's conception of cosmopolitanism and argue that it does not sit comfortably with her laudable advocacy of multicultural education. I then draw upon resources within the Confucian tradition to sketch two alternative conceptions of cosmopolitanism, which I argue are both more powerful than what Nussbaum proposes and better support the kind of multicultural education she so eloquently advocates. © 2014 Journal of Religious Ethics, Inc.

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  • Confucian, cosmopolitan, cultural diversity, ideal guest, Kant, multicultural education

Citation Format(s)

Confucian cosmopolitanism. / Ivanhoe, Philip J.

In: Journal of Religious Ethics, Vol. 42, No. 1, 03.2014, p. 22-44.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)62_Review of books or of software (or similar publications/items)peer-review