Anti-Cosmopolitanism and the Motivational Preconditions for Social Justice

Social Theory and Practice 43 (2):249-282 (2017)

Abstract

This article reconstructs the political motivation argument against cosmopolitanism, according to which the extension of social justice beyond bounded communities would be motivationally unstable, and thus unjustified. It does so through an analysis of the stability problem, and a reconstruction of the three most prominent anti-cosmopolitan arguments—Rawlsian statism, liberal nationalism, and civic republicanism—as solutions to this problem. It then examines, and rejects, three prominent objections, each denying a different level of the argument. The article concludes that the civic republican version of the argument is the most plausible, and implications for cosmopolitanism are considered.

Download options

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 72,660

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
2017-04-09

Downloads
32 (#360,948)

6 months
1 (#388,784)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Similar books and articles

Cosmopolitanism, Motivation, and Normative Feasibility.Lior Erez - 2015 - Ethics and Global Politics 8 (1):43-55.
Toward a Liberal Socialist Cosmopolitan Nationalism.Kai Nielsen - 2003 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 11 (4):437 – 463.
Cosmopolitanism with Room for Nationalism.Win-Chiat Lee - 2012 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (2):279-293.
Liberal Nationalism and Cosmopolitan Justice.Kok-Chor Tan - 2002 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (4):431-461.
Cosmopolitanism.Robert Fine - 2007 - New York.
Cosmopolitan Justice and Minority Rights: The Case of Minority Nations.Ferran Requejo - 2012 - Ramon Llull Journal of Applied Ethics 3 (3):83.
Taking the '''Ism''' Out of Cosmopolitanism An Essay in Reconstruction.Robert Fine - 2003 - European Journal of Social Theory 6 (4):451--470.
Gillian Brock, Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account.Stan van Hooft - 2009 - Ethics and Global Politics 2 (4):369-382.
Motivating Cosmopolitanism? A Skeptical View.Patti Tamara Lenard - 2010 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 7 (3):346-371.

Author's Profile

Lior Erez
Oxford University

References found in this work

Cosmopolitanism, Motivation, and Normative Feasibility.Lior Erez - 2015 - Ethics and Global Politics 8 (1):43-55.

Add more references

Citations of this work

Liberal Nationalism, Immigration, and the Problem of Multiple National Identities.Lior Erez - 2020 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (4):495-517.
Liberal Nationalism, Immigration, and the Problem of Multiple National Identities.Lior Erez - 2018 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy:1-23.
Pro Mundo Mori? The Problem of Cosmopolitan Motivation in War.Lior Erez - 2017 - Ethics and International Affairs 31 (2):143-165.

Add more citations