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Cosmopolitanisms in Enlightenment Europe and Beyond

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Edited By Mónica García-Salmones and Pamela Slotte

This volume offers critical, historical and theoretical perspectives on cosmopolitanism, paying attention to its implications and manifestations both within and outside Europe. It also explores the links between cosmopolitanism and teleological understandings of Europe: there is an idea of «progress» not far below the surface of the concept, but what does it mean and what is its ultimate aim? Through this analysis, the authors uncover several cosmopolitanisms originating and playing out in different periods of European history, most notably during Antiquity and during the European Enlightenment. The book shows that some of the languages of cosmopolitanism did not originate in or locate themselves exclusively in Europe, but that they nonetheless spread through connections with that continent, most commonly through the colonial encounter. The study contains valuable historical analyses of cosmopolitanism in context, in Europe, Russia, the Ottoman Empire and Africa. The book is based on papers presented at the conference «Revisiting the Imaginations of Europe and the World: Coming to Terms with Teleologies and Assessing Cosmopolitanism», held at the University of Helsinki in 2010.

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aggressor, 59 alienation, 34 American continent, 108 ancien régime, 83 Aquinas, Thomas, 29, 54 Barbeyrac, 52 Bello, Andrés, 98 Bentham, Jeremy, 78, 98, 99 Berlin Conference, 186, 190, 191, 194, 209 Bodin, 44 Bolívar, Simón, 16, 103, 174 British Empire, 135 Caribbean, 163 chaos, 29, 113, 205 Cicero, 28, 56, 93 citizen of the world, 11, 21, 98, 160, 161, 201 civilising mission, 95, 100 cliché, 23 colonialism, 86, 114, 181 British Colonialism, 181, 199 Japanese colonialism, 182 Cosmopolitanism, 12, 27 aristocratic movement, 14 Christian, 98 cosmopolitan elite, 17 cosmopolitan ideal, 17, 179 cosmopolitan law, 12, 31, 50, 159, 202 cosmopolitan vocabulary, 21 cultural, 28, 128 economic, 127 European cosmopolitanism, 16 Grotius’ cosmopolitanism, 31 Post-Colonial, 100 Dante, 29, 32 development, 17, 86, 200 imperial development, 197 legal developments, 141 moral development of the species, 161 political development, 154 education, 16, 26, 102, 105, 161, 165, 195, 210 educational project, 118 popular education, 107, 123 Empire British Empire, 135, 188 German imperial law, 45 Ottoman Empire, 40, 125 Enlightenment, 11, 32, 82, 93, 110, 133, 160, 203 ethics, 117, 196 European public law, 39 freedom absolute freedom, 174 merchants freedom of commerce, 135 theory of freedom, 81 French power in Algeria, 80 golden rule, 24 Grotius, Hugo, 31 Grotius’ system, 53 Habermas, Jürgen, 71 Hegel, 206 Hobbes, Thomas, 42 Hobbesian, 57 humanitarianism, 190 humanity, 12, 27, 31, 50, 130, 134, 186, 209 humankind, 27, 28, 34 Ijebu Kingdom, 193 imperialism, 13, 28, 73, 134, 171, 197...

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