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A Noble but Flawed Ideal

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ISBN 9780674260399

Publication Date: 09/01/2021

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320 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

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Profound, beautifully written, and inspiring. It proves that Nussbaum deserves her reputation as one of the greatest modern philosophers.—Aidan Johnson, The Globe and Mail

At a time of growing national chauvinism, Martha Nussbaum’s excellent restatement of the cosmopolitan tradition is a welcome and much-needed contribution. Masterfully tracing the development of the idea of universal human dignity from antiquity to the present, she highlights the major contributions of this tradition to our thinking about morality and law, while also providing a persuasive critique of its limitations. Her revision of the tradition, articulated here…is illuminating and thought-provoking.—Lior Erez, Times Higher Education

A lucid and accessible study of a concept with clear contemporary relevance. In an age of resurgent nationalism, a study of the idea and ideals of cosmopolitanism is remarkably timely.—Ryan Patrick Hanley, Journal of the History of Philosophy

In a penetrating and salient collection of essays, Nussbaum…examines the cosmopolitan tradition and its relationship to the challenges of pluralism and globalism in contemporary life… A timely and insightful analysis of ethical dilemmas.Kirkus Reviews

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