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November 19th, 2012

On Cosmopolitanism

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

November 19th, 2012

On Cosmopolitanism

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Laura Valentini/ Lea Ypi/ Kristina Musholt

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Monday 19 November 2012, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Laura Valentini, Lecturer in Political Philosophy, Department of Political Science, University College London

Lea Ypi, Lecturer in Political Theory, Government Department, LSE and Adjunct Professor in Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University

Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

The term cosmopolitanism is often used in contemporary political discourse, but its meaning is far from clear. The term ‘cosmopolitan’ might denote someone with a particularly ecumenical cultural background or life-style, someone committed to the fundamental moral equality of persons, or someone supporting the creation of supra-national institutions (even a world state). What is the relationship between these different understandings of the term ‘cosmopolitanism’? And which forms of cosmopolitanism are most defensible?

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