COML 6970

COML 6970

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course will examine cosmopolitanism as a cultural, moral, and political concept both historically, with reference primarily to the eighteenth century, and theoretically, in contemporary debates. The aim will be to elaborate critically the universalist and egalitarian premises of the Enlightenment notion of cosmopolitical subjects and to evaluate what progressive or ideological functions this notion continues to play in discourses on sovereignty, human rights, religious tolerance, and cultural dissemination and aesthetic community. Works by Cicero, Hobbes, Adam Smith, Rousseau, Kant, and Marx will be read with those by Arendt, Balibar, Derrida, Habermas, Honig, and other contemporary theorists.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 6970GOVT 6779

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17736 COML 6970   SEM 101