from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The idea that all of humanity belongs to a single moral community.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being cosmopolitan; cosmopolitism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being cosmopolitan; universality of extent, distribution, feeling, etc.; especially, the character of a cosmopolite, or citizen of the world. Also called cosmopolitism.
If you want to defeat the proponents of open immigration, you're going to have to say something about why cosmopolitanism is false -- i.e. the view that all humans are equal objects of moral concern and that they're welfare should be given equal consideration in the design of political institutions and policy.
But now this cosmopolitanism is something to celebrate, defiantly, and the people behind the Anti-Nazi League (beneath whose banners I was proud to march in the late 1970s) would be pleased to note the way that ordinary Londoners rallied around the very mixed racial bag of the victims of the 7/7 bombings, a point Bloom makes well.
If it had been, boundary disputes might have been expected with the eighteenth century, whose claim to cosmopolitanism is better established.
What worries me in many critics who joyfully greet the blossoming of each new diasporic cosmopolitanism is that uncomfortable demands that life be inspected and sometimes found wanting seem to have dropped out.
On at least some definitions of the term, cosmopolitanism is another name for the collection of values I have been gathering here under the headings of reflexivity, reading, and literariness.
Bashing France with accusations of depraved perversion and secular cosmopolitanism is a time honored custom among them.
DARNTON: Well, cosmopolitan -- you know, I used the word cosmopolitanism the first time I ever was in Eastern Europe.
It's hard to say how much of France's new cosmopolitanism is due to immigration and how much simply to globalization.
You may call it cosmopolitanism; but it is simply Imperialism in one form or another.
Randolph Bourne, a central figure in American cosmopolitanism was another pre-World War 1 Villager who heaped scorn on his ethnic tradition, equating "Anglo-Saxondom" with "masculine domination."
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