Becoming a Cosmopolitan: What It Means to Be a Human Being in the New Millennium

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Jan 16, 2011 - Philosophy - 224 pages
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As a Jamaican immigrant arriving in the United States at the age of twenty, Jason Hill noticed how often Americans identified themselves in terms of race and ethnicity. He observed, for example, the reluctance of West Indians to joins 'black causes' for fear of losing their identity. He began to ask himself what sort of world he wanted to live in, a quest that in time led him to the idea of the cosmopolitan. In Becoming a Cosmopolitan, Jason D. Hill argues that we need a new understanding of the self. He revives the idea of the cosmopolitan, the person who identifies the world as home. Arguing for the right to forget where we came from, Hill proposes a new moral cosmopolitanism for the new millennium.

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Hill (Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville) explores the ethical and philosophical implications of tribalism (ethnic, racial, and national) on society. He argues, "A world that naturalizes whiteness ... Read full review

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Jason D. Hill is an associate professor of philosophy at De Paul University and author of Beyond Blood Identities.

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