In current debates, the term cosmopolitanismA" often remains quite vague and leads to sweeping generalizations. Unlike many recent publications, this book looks at the notion from a decidedly historical perspective, trying to give depth and texture to the concept.
Dr. Georg Cavallar is a teacher and a lecturer at the departments of philosophy and educational science, University of Vienna. He has published on Kant's political philosophy, the history of international law, and educational philosophy.
*Introduction *Vitoria, Grotius, Pufendorf, Wolff and Vattel: accomplices of European colonialism and exploitation, or true cosmopolitans? *British Enlightenment: the triumph of commercial cosmopolitanism *Kant and the 'miserable comforters': contractual cosmopolitanism *Late eighteenth-century international legal theory: from cosmopolis to the idea of Europe *Immigration, rights and the global community: Pufendorf, Vattel, Bluntschli and Verdross *Conclusion