Cosmopolitan Regard and the Particularity Problem

Abstract

This paper addresses Richard Vernon's approach to reconciling cosmopolitan political morality with particularized political obligations in his work, Cosmopolitan Regard. It situates his approach in his critical treatment of competing transactional theories of obligation, particularly reciprocity for benefits received, and presents his justification of particularized political obligations towards fellow members of persons’ own state, based on complicity in unique systems of risk exposure. The paper also presents a critical treatment of his theory, and goes on to outline an alternate conception of legitimacy without obligation as promising in addressing the identified concerns and as applicable to structures of governance beyond the state

Download options

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 72,805

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-12-12

Downloads
16 (#671,952)

6 months
1 (#386,031)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

Political Liberalism.John Rawls - 1993 - Columbia University Press.
A Theory of Justice: Revised Edition.John Rawls - 1999 - Harvard University Press.
Morals by Agreement.David P. Gauthier - 1986 - Oxford University Press.
Political Liberalism.J. Rawls - 1995 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 57 (3):596-598.
Justice and the Priority of Politics to Morality.Andrea Sangiovanni - 2008 - Journal of Political Philosophy 16 (2):137–164.

View all 21 references / Add more references

Citations of this work

The Ethics of Carr and Wendt: Fairness and Peace.Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou - 2018 - Journal of International Political Theory 14 (3):314-330.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Appiah's Cosmopolitanism.Chike Jeffers - 2013 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 51 (4):488-510.
Liberal Nationalism and Cosmopolitan Justice.Kok-Chor Tan - 2002 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (4):431-461.
Effability, Ontology, and Method.Fred Wilson - 1983 - Philosophy Research Archives 9:419-469.
Cosmopolitan Regard, Motivation, and Multiple Jurisdictions.Charles Jones - 2013 - Journal of International Political Theory 9 (1):51-62.
Cosmopolitan Community and the Law of World Citizenship.Sharon Anderson-Gold - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 3:45-50.