GOVT 6779

GOVT 6779

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: COML 6970ENGL 6970

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17737 GOVT 6779   SEM 101