Hegel's Gesture Towards Radical Cosmopolitanism

Brincat, S. (2009) Hegel's Gesture Towards Radical Cosmopolitanism. Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies, 1 1: 47-65.

Author Brincat, S.
Title Hegel's Gesture Towards Radical Cosmopolitanism
Journal name Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2040-8498
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 65
Total pages 19
Editor Nathan Coombs
Anthony Cooper
Pepijn van Houweilingen
Place of publication Surrey
Publisher Royal Holloway, University of London
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 360104 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
360105 International Relations
750701 Understanding international relations
9403 International Relations
160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
160607 International Relations
940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
Abstract This is a preliminary argument of a much larger research project inquiring into the relation between Hegel’s philosophical system and the project of emancipation in Critical International Relations Theory. Specifically, the paper examines how Hegel’s theory of recognition gestures towards a form of radical cosmopolitanism in world politics to ensure the conditions of rational freedom for all humankind. Much of the paper is a ground-clearing exercise defining what is ‘living’ in Hegel’s thought for emancipatory approaches in world politics, to borrow from Croce’s now famous question. It focuses on Hegel’s unique concept of freedom which places recognition as central in the formation of self-consciousness and therefore as a key determinant in the conditions necessary for human freedom to emerge in political community. While further research is needed to ascertain the precise relationship between Hegel’s recognition theoretic, emancipation and cosmopolitanism, it is contended that the intersubjective basis of Hegel’s concept of freedom through recognition necessitates some form of radical cosmopolitanism that ensures successful processes of recognition between all peoples, the precise institutional form of which remains unspecified.
Q-Index Code C1
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