Cynic cosmopolitanism

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dc.contributor.author Dockstader, Jason
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-14T10:46:53Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-14T10:46:53Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07-10
dc.identifier.citation Dockstader, J. (2018) 'Cynic cosmopolitanism', European Journal of Political Theory. doi:10.1177/1474885118781905 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1
dc.identifier.endpage 18
dc.identifier.issn 1474-8851
dc.identifier.issn 1741-2730
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6605
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1474885118781905
dc.description.abstract Recently, British Prime Minister Theresa May made a bold anti-cosmopolitan claim: 'If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere. You don't understand what citizenship means'. Given that many have never found nationalism particularly appealing, some have been moved to become citizens of the world after hearing these lines. But how is one to become a cosmopolitan? The answer is found in the history of philosophy. Cosmopolitanism has taken many forms. There are moral, political, legal, economic and cultural cosmopolitanisms. A form that has not received much attention is therapeutic cosmopolitanism. The focus of this form is on how being a world-citizen entails certain health benefits. I argue that therapeutic cosmopolitanism is both the original and best way of being a world-citizen. To do so, I summarize the present taxonomy of cosmopolitanisms and show how therapeutic cosmopolitanism contrasts with these options. I use classical Cynicism as the primary example of therapeutic cosmopolitanism. Instead of the universalist humanism and supranational communitarianism that characterizes cosmopolitan options, Cynic cosmopolitanism employs extreme naturalism. I show how being a Cynic cosmopolitan is the preferable way of rejecting nationalists of all stripes. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.relation.uri http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1474885118781905
dc.rights © 2018, Jason Dockstader. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in European Journal of Political Theory. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.1177/1474885118781905 en
dc.subject Cosmopolitanism en
dc.subject Cynicism en
dc.subject Diogenes the cynic en
dc.subject Gunk en
dc.subject Humanism en
dc.subject Nationalism en
dc.title Cynic cosmopolitanism en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Jason Dockstader, Philosophy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: j.dockstader@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-08-14T10:37:13Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle European Journal of Political Theory en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress J.Dockstader@ucc.ie en
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