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Philosophy of Globalization

Book Description

Not so long ago, it seemed the intellectual positions on globalization were clear, with advocates and opponents making their respective cases in decidedly contrasting terms. Recently, however, the fronts have shifted dramatically.

The aim of this publication is to contribute philosophical depth to the debates on globalization conducted within various academic fields – principally by working out its normative dimensions. The interdisciplinary nature of this book’s contributors also serves to scientifically ground the ethical-philosophical discourse on global responsibility. Though by no means exhaustive, the expansive scope of the works herein encompasses such other topics as the altering consciousness of space and time, and the phenomenon of globalization as a discourse, as an ideology and as a symbolic form.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
  5. Contents
  6. 1 Global Economy and Politics
    1. The Political Subject in Globalization: the Discussion Agency
    2. Complex Citizenship and Globalization
    3. A Defense of Cooperative Cognition
    4. Conceptualizing Capitalist Globalization
    5. Liberalism’s All-inclusive Promise of Freedom and its Illiberal Effects: A Critique of the Concept of Globalization
    6. Defense of ‘Soft’ Universalism or ‘Clash of Civilizations’
    7. The Places of Critical Universalism: Postcolonial and Decolonial Approaches in Context
  7. 2 Ethical Duty: Global Justice
    1. The Thinning and Deformation of Ethical and Political Concepts in the Era of Globalization
    2. Globalization, Inequalities and Justice
    3. From a Bounded View to a Globalized Perspective: Considerations on a Human Right to Health
    4. Who Are the Subjects of Justice in a Globalized World? From the ‘Unidimensional Identity’ to the ‘Diversity of Identities’
    5. Sustainable Intergenerational Justice and its Ends
    6. Global Responsibility in a Historical Context
  8. 3 On History of Globalization
    1. Philosophical History at the Cusp of Globalization: Scottish Enlightenment Reflections on Colonial Spanish America
    2. Jesuit Mission and the Globalization of Knowledge of the Americas: Florian Paucke’s Hin und Her in the Province of ‘Paraquaria’ During the Eighteenth Century
    3. Urban Globalization and its Historicity: The Case of the Global Sanitary City in Mexico in the Nineteenth Century
    4. A Land of Opportunities: Foreign Engineers in the Ottoman Empire
    5. Cartographies of the ‘Eastern Question’: Some Considerations on Mapping the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea in the Nineteenth Century
    6. The Effect of Dependency Theory on Discussions of ‘Underdevelopment’ in Turkey
    7. The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism and the Problem of Temporalization – on the 100th Anniversary of Witold Kula’s Birth
  9. 4 Globalization in the History of Philosophy
    1. Globalization and Crisis of Values: Promise and Total Disappointment
    2. Radical and Moderate Enlightenment? The Case of Diderot and Kant
    3. Hospitality, Coercion and Peace in Kant
    4. Critical Global Studies and Planetary History: New Perspectives on the Enlightenment
    5. Globalization and Modernity in Marx and Postone
    6. The Metaphysics of Globalization in Heidegger
    7. Globalization as a Symbolic Form: Ernst Cassirer’s Philosophy of Symbolic Form as the Basis for a Theory of Globalization
  10. 5 Theory of Globalization and Philosophy of History
    1. Theory and Practice of Historical Writing in Times of Globalization
    2. Koselleck – Foucault: The Birth and Death of Philosophy of History
    3. Where is History Heading? Concerning the Idea of Progress
    4. The Crisis of Historical Time at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: An Early Counterpoint Between Benjamin and Heidegger as a Crucial Issue for Thinking Modernity, Globalization and its Historical Space
    5. A Philosophical Inquiry into the Future as a Category of Historical Time
  11. Index of Persons