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Grounding Cosmopolitanism: From Kant to the Idea of a Cosmopolitan Constitution

Garrett Wallace Brown


This book explores Kant's cosmopolitanism and the normative requirements consistent with a Kantian-based cosmopolitan constitution. Topics such as cosmopolitan law, cosmopolitan right, the laws of hospitality, a Kantian federation of states, a cosmopolitan epistemology of culture and a possible normative basis for a Kantian form of global distributive justice are explored and defended. Contrary to many contemporary interpretations, the book considers Kant's cosmopolitan thought as a form of international constitutional jurisprudence that requires minimal legal demands versus the extreme condit ... More

Keywords: Kant's cosmopolitanism, normative requirements, cosmopolitan constitution, cosmopolitan law, cosmopolitan right, laws of hospitality, federation of states, epistemology of culture, global distributive justice, international constitutional jurisprudence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638819
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638819.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Garrett Wallace Brown, author