Justice Without Borders Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Patriotism

ISBN-10: 0521542324

ISBN-13: 9780521542326

Edition: 2004

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The cosmopolitan idea of justice is commonly accused of not taking seriously the special ties and commitments of nationality and patriotism. This is because the ideal of impartial egalitarianism, which is central to the cosmopolitan view, seems to be directly opposed to the moral partiality inherent to nationalism and patriotism. In this book, Kok-Chor Tan argues that cosmopolitan justice, properly understood, can accommodate and appreciate nationalist and patriotic commitments, setting limits for these commitments without denying their moral significance. This book offers a defense of cosmopolitan justice against the charge that it denies the values that ordinarily matter to people, and a defense of nationalism and patriotism against the charge that these morally partial ideals are fundamentally inconsistent with the obligations of global justice. Accessible and persuasive, this book will have broad appeal to political theorists and moral philosophers.
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Kok-Chor Tan is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Toleration, Diversity, and Global Justice (2000), which was a joint runner-up for the 2003 Canadian Philosophical Association Book Prize.

Preface
Introduction
Cosmopolitanism
The need for cosmopolitan justice
Conceptions of cosmopolitan justice
Liberalism and cosmopolitan justice
Nationalism
Nationalism and cosmopolitanism
Equality among nations
Patriotism
The limits of patriotism
Citizenship and special obligations
Nationality and justice
Conclusion
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