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Cosmopolitan Globalism and Human Community

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 April 2009

Jeff Noonan
University of Windsor


This article argues that the normative foundations and political implications of David Held's cosmopolitan social democracy are insufficient as solutions to the moral and social problems he criticizes. The article develops a life-grounded alternative critique of globalization that roots our ethical duties towards each other in consciousness of our shared needs and capabilities. These ethical duties are best realized in political projects aimed at fundamental long-term transformations in the principles that govern major socio-economic institutions.

Copyright © Canadian Philosophical Association 2006

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