Culture and Civilization: Cosmopolitanism and the Global Polity

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Gabriel R. Ricci
Transaction Publishers, Jan 23, 2013 - History - 241 pages
This volume of Culture and Civilization focuses on cosmopolitanism, the global polity, and political ramifications of globalization. The introduction by Gabriel R. Ricci establishes context and provides an overview of the entire work. Topics include the history of globalization, climate change policy, ecological consequences of development, concepts of civilization, human rights, Eastern thought and economics, global citizenship, and travel writing. Within this collection, Carl J. Strikwerda argues that the first era of globalization in modern times was marked by global migrations patterns. Pablo Iannone‚ s history of the Andean oil rush and its ecological consequences looks at the processes of development. Brett Bowden argues that civilization entails both progress and war. J. Baird Callicott provides a philosophical analysis of a moral theory that accommodates spatial and temporal scales of climate change, Sanjay Paul analyzes the United Nations Global Compact, and Ed Chung discusses the role of economic theory in business schools. Colin Butler reflects on E. F. Schumacher‚ s "Buddhist Economics," while Taso Lagos relates parallel polis to the idea of global citizenship. Tony Burns examines the ways in which Aristotle, Hegel, and Kant have been interpreted. Finally, Adam Stauffer explores Charles Warren Stoddard‚ s work South-Sea Idyls. This volume of Culture and Civilization, the first under Ricci‚ s editorship, follows the tradition of the previous four volumes‚ developing critical ideas intended to produce a positive intellectual climate, one that is prepared to confront challenges and alert us to the opportunities, for people in all fields and of all faiths, of the twenty-first century.
 

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Contents

Imperialism Nationalism and the Tragedy of Great Power Politics in the First Era of Globalization 18701914
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2 The Temporal and Spatial Scales of Global Climate Change and the Limits of Individualistic and Rationalistic Ethics
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3 Saving Civilization from Itself
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4 Globalization and the Andean Oil Rush
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An Analysis of the United Nations Global Compact
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Business Enterprise and the Human Condition
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7 Toward Buddhist Economics Building on E F Schumacher
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The Internet as Layer Difference and Engine of Democratic Renewal
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Slavery Freedom and Citizenship in the Thought of Aristotle Hegel and Arendt
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Charles Warren Stoddard Foreign Travel and the Limits of American Cosmopolitanism
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Gabriel R. Ricci is associate professor of humanities and the chair of the department of history at Elizabethtown College. He is the author of Time Consciousness: The Philosophical Uses of History and the editor of Transaction's much-admired Religion and Public Life series.

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