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Cosmopolitanism and the Evils of the World

Authors: DeArmey, Michael H

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  • Proposes a general reconstruction of the cosmopolitan world order
  • Identifies five types of transnational evils
  • Is a contribution to the study of evil and a significant extension of international remedies for reducing transnational evils
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This book analyses five forms of transnational evils and offers cosmopolitan recommendations for reducing their occurrence.  With civilisation in crisis it is crucial, now more than ever, to attempt to mitigate the catastrophes that face us in the decades to come. In a compelling and frightening account of transnational evil, DeArmey identifies and explores in depth the dark side of human behaviour, from genocide, slavery, torture and terrorism, to the greatest disaster of our time: the worldwide destruction of the earth’s biosphere.  Building on Kant’s theory of a new world organisation designed to eliminate the evil of war and strengthen the world community, DeArmey develops a biotic and value-based theory of dignity, reconstructing a cosmopolitan world order that supports the Kantian theories of respect, care and hospitality. Cosmopolitan changes to the United Nations are proposed, including a bicameral assembly and, crucially, an environmental council with legal powers. In each chapter, cosmopolitan recommendations are made that will reduce the occurrence of the transnational evil in question; it is through these recommendations that the dignity and world citizenship of humanity can be protected and strengthened. Without them, we are headed towards the collapse of civilisation and mass extinction in the biosphere.

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Michael H. DeArmey is Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Mississippi, USA.  He was educated at the University of Memphis, Tulane and Yale Universities, and was a Mellon Doctoral Fellow and a Yale Post-Doctoral Fellow. His research interests include American philosophy, ethics, and cosmopolitanism.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmopolitanism and the Evils of the World
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42978-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42978-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42977-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 310
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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