Being in the World
Dialogue and Cosmopolis
In Being in the World, noted political theorist Fred Dallmayr explores the globe's transition from the traditional Westphalian system of states to today's interlocking cosmopolitan network. Drawing upon sacred scriptures as well as the work of ancient philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle and more recent scholars such as Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Raimon Panikkar, this book delves into what Dallmayr calls "being in the world," seen as an aspect of ethical-political engagement. Rather than lamenting current problems, he suggests addressing them through civic education and cosmopolitan citizenship. Dallmayr advocates a politics of the common good, which requires the cultivation of public ethics, open dialogue, and civic responsibility.
About the Author
"Dallmayr shows a far-reaching scholarship: erudite, curious, informed, original. There is no attempt to convince the reader to subscribe to one single view but rather to share with him/her a long and fascinating intellectual journey. Dallmayr follows with passion the voices of cosmopolis from a variety of different locations and different eras."—Daniele Archibugi, Italian National Research Council and University of London
"Dallamyr's work is a worthwhile and thoughtful articulation of both the challenges and the inevitability of living togther amid increasing global diversity."—Choice
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