Aristotle, Cicero and cosmopolitan political thought

Burns, Tony (2007) Aristotle, Cicero and cosmopolitan political thought. In: Cosmopolitanism: Past and Present, 6-9 June 2007, University of Dundee. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This is a conference paper which compares and contrasts the views of Aristotle and Cicero in relation to cosmopolitan political thought. The paper focuses on the issue of the social and political 'identity' of the individual moral agent. It also distinguiishes between 'strong' and 'weak' versions of both 'cosmopolitanism' and 'communitarianism.' It argues that the views of Aristotle and Cicero are closer than is usually thought. Aristotle is more of a 'cosmopolitan' and less of a 'communitarian' thinker than is commonly supposed, whereas, on the other hand, Cicero is more of a 'communitarian' and less of a 'cosmopolitan' thinker.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools/Departments:Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Politics and International Relations
ID Code:1269
Deposited By:Burns, Dr A
Deposited On:19 Apr 2010 16:14
Last Modified:19 Apr 2010 16:14

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