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Author : Stephen Toulmin
Stephen Edelston Toulmin
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 1992-11
Page : 228
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780226808383
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In the seventeenth century, a vision arose which was to captivate the Western imagination for the next three hundred years: the vision of Cosmopolis, a society as rationally ordered as the Newtonian view of nature. While fueling extraordinary advances in all fields of human endeavor, this vision perpetuated a hidden yet persistent agenda: the delusion that human nature and society could be fitted into precise and manageable rational categories. Stephen Toulmin confronts that agenda—its illusions and its consequences for our present and future world. "By showing how different the last three centuries would have been if Montaigne, rather than Descartes, had been taken as a starting point, Toulmin helps destroy the illusion that the Cartesian quest for certainty is intrinsic to the nature of science or philosophy."—Richard M. Rorty, University of Virginia "[Toulmin] has now tackled perhaps his most ambitious theme of all. . . . His aim is nothing less than to lay before us an account of both the origins and the prospects of our distinctively modern world. By charting the evolution of modernity, he hopes to show us what intellectual posture we ought to adopt as we confront the coming millennium."—Quentin Skinner, New York Review of Books


Author : Don DeLillo
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-06-26
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 145168939X
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A brilliant billionaire asset manager, en route via white stretch limo to the local haircutter, finds his trip interrupted by a presidential motorcade, music idol's funeral, movie set, and violent political demonstration, and receives a number of important visitors in the fields of security, technology, currency, finance, and theory.


Author : Don DeLillo
Publisher : Giulio Einaudi Editore
Release : 2006-01
Page : 180
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8806180800
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Author : Catharine Edwards
Greg Woolf
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2006-11-02
Page : 268
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780521030113
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Using a number of analytical devices on a range of material including, Christian art, Latin poetry, human remains and Egyptian obelisks, the contributors to this study explore the ways in which Rome and its empire were interwoven. The result is a startlingly original picture of the empire and the city.


Author : Don DeLillo
Publisher :
Release : 2006
Page : 190
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9782290349670
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Avril 2000. Eric Packer, golden boy comblé qui dirige une influente société de courtage, traverse New York dans sa limousine. Il pose sur le monde qui l'entoure un regard désenchanté, tout en parcourant la ville que paralysent progressivement une série de manifestations collectives. Dans cette atmosphère d'apocalypse, reviennent le hanter des souvenirs qui le conduisent à reconsidérer son existence et à s'interroger sur la personne qu'il est désormais. Mais il est trop tard : l'homme postmoderne qui voulait se suffire à lui-même n'a plus accès à la réalité qui le frappe alors de plein fouet.


Author : Leonie Sandercock
Peter Lyssiotis
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2003-12-01
Page : 271
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780826464637
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The 21st century will be the century of multicultural cities, of the struggle for equality and diversity and the struggle against fundamentalism. Cosmopolis II presents a truly global tour of contemporary cities - from Birmingham to Rotterdam, Frankfurt to Berlin, Sydney to Vancouver, and Chicago to East St. Louis. Passionately written and superbly illustrated with a range of specially commissioned images, Cosmopolis II is a visionary book of our urban future.


Author : Don DeLillo
Ladislav Nagy
Publisher :
Release : 2012
Page : 172
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9788020714534
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Author : Bourget-P
Publisher :
Release : 2016-02-20
Page : 506
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9782013545181
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Author : Adam K. Webb
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-05-15
Page : 240
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1317486749
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Too often, observers of globalization take for granted that the common ground across cultures is a thin layer of consumerism and perhaps human rights. If so, then anything deeper and more traditional would be placebound, and probably destined for the dustbin of history. But must this be so? Must we assume--as both liberals and traditionalists now tend to do--that one cannot be a cosmopolitan and take traditions seriously at the same time? This book offers a radically different argument about how traditions and global citizenship can meet, and suggests some important lessons for the contours of globalization in our own time. Adam K. Webb argues that if we look back before modernity, we find a very different line of thinking about what it means to take the whole world as one’s horizon. Digging into some fascinating currents of thought and practice in the ancient world, the Middle Ages, and the early modern period, across all major civilizations, Webb is able to reveal patterns of "deep cosmopolitanism", with its logic quite unlike that of liberal globalization today. In their more cosmopolitan moments, everyone from clerics to pilgrims to empire-builders was inclined to look for deep ethical parallels—points of contact—among civilizations and traditions. Once modernity swept aside the old civilizations, however, that promise was largely forgotten. We now have an impoverished view of what it means to embrace a tradition and even what kinds of conversations across traditions are possible. In part two, Webb draws out the lessons of deep cosmopolitanism for our own time. If revived, it has something to say about everything from the rise of new non-Western powers like China and India and what they offer the world, to religious tolerance, to global civil society, to cross-border migration. Deep Cosmopolis traces an alternative strand of cosmopolitan thinking that cuts across centuries and civilizations. It advances a new perspective on world history, and a distinctive vision of globalization for this century which has the real potential to resonate with us all.


Author : Don DeLillo
Publisher :
Release : 2003
Page : 203
Category : Foreign exchange market
ISBN 13 : 9783462033083
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Een dag uit het leven van een jonge multimiljonair die met de dood wordt bedreigd.


Author :
Publisher :
Release : 2012
Page : 216
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9789734630806
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Author : Leonie Sandercock
Publisher : Academy Press
Release : 1997-12-11
Page : 268
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 9780471971986
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From Polis to Metropolis, men and women have continued to struggle to perfect our cities. Urban history presents a picture of grand ideals and devastating failures. Towards Cosmopolis explores why we have failed, and how we could succeed, in building an urban Utopia - with a difference. Globalization, civil society, feminism and post-colonialism are the forces, ever shifting and changing our cities. We need a new vision to face such change. Sandercock pulls down the pillars of modernist city planning and raises in their place a new post-modern planning, a planning sensitive to community, environment and cultural diversity. Towards Cosmopolis is illustrated with case material from around the world - which present 'a thousand tiny empowerments' of current planning practice - and with a superb range of specially commissioned images. This bold critique cuts to the heart of current debates about the future of our cities. It deserves a place on every citizen's shelf.


Author : Paul Bourget
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release : 1893
Page : 341
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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Pits legendary Texas Ranger Woodrow Call against his deadliest adversary ever.


Author : Paul Bourget
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2019-09-25
Page : 52
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 3734086612
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Reproduction of the original: Cosmopolis by Paul Bourget


Author : John S. Partington
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-02
Page : 216
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1351954253
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Alongside his reputation as an author, H.G. Wells is also remembered as a leading political commentator of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Building Cosmopolis presents the worldview of Wells as developed between his student days at the Normal School of Science (1884-1887) and his death in 1946. During this time, Wells developed a unique political philosophy, grounded on the one hand in the theory of 'Ethical Evolution' as propounded by his professor, T.H. Huxley, and on the other in late Victorian socialism. From this basis Wells developed a worldview which rejected class struggle and nationalism and embraced global co-operation for the maintenance of peace and the advancement of the human species in a world society. Although committed to the idea of a world state, Wells became more antagonistic towards the nation state as a political unit during the carnage of the First World War. He began moving away from the position of an internationalist to one of a cosmopolitan in 1916, and throughout the inter-war period he advanced the notion of regional and, ultimately, functional world government to a greater and greater extent. Wells first demonstrated a functionalist society in Men Like Gods (1923) and further elaborated this system of government in most of his works, both fictional and non-fictional, throughout the rest of his life. Following an examination of the development of his political thought from inception to fruition, this study argues that Wells's political thoughts rank him alongside David Mitrany as one of the two founders of the functionalist school of international relations, an acknowledgement hitherto denied to Wells by scholars of world-government theory.


Author : Nan Goodman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-02-14
Page : 224
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0190874414
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The Puritan Cosmopolis traces a sense of kinship that emerged from within the larger realm of Puritan law and literature in late seventeenth-century New England. Nan Goodman argues that these early modern Puritans-connected to the cosmopolis in part through travel, trade, and politics-were also thinking in terms that went beyond feeling affiliated with people in remote places, or what cosmopolitan theorists call "attachment at a distance." In this way Puritan writers and readers were not simply learning about others, but also cultivating an awareness of themselves as ethically related to people all around the world. Such thought experiments originated and advanced through the law, specifically the law of nations, a precursor to international law and an inspiration for much of the imagination and literary expression of cosmopolitanism among the Puritans. The Puritan Cosmopolis shows that by internalizing the legal theories that pertained to the world writ large, the Puritans were able to experiment with concepts of extended obligation, re-conceptualize war, contemplate new ways of cultivating peace, and rewrite the very meaning of Puritan living. Through a detailed consideration of Puritan legal thought, Goodman provides an unexpected link between the Puritans, Jews, and Ottomans in the early modern world and reveals how the Puritan legal and literary past relates to present concerns about globalism and cosmopolitanism.


Author : Barry K. Gills
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-13
Page : 200
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1317996879
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Are we moving inexorably towards a ‘new empire’ or is global civil society transforming global politics into a ‘new cosmopolis’? In The Global Politics of Globalization, the alternatives of ‘Empire’ and ‘Cosmopolis’ are counter-poised as representative of two antithetical conceptions and practices of world order, both historically and in the present era, and each expresses an alternative idea of human unity and community. Today, global politics is embroiled in a clash of globalizations, a clash between these two opposed forms of world order. The contributions in the debate range from deep historical reflections on world civilizations, critique of neoliberal economics and imperialism, new thinking on the ideals and practices of (global) citizenship, the philosophical basis for cosmopolitan politics, and the emergence of new forms of global social forces and movements. Previously published as a special issue of Globalizations, this book brings together a very distinguished set of contributors to explore and debate the relationship between globalization processes and world order in light of recent controversies over the return of ‘empire’.


Author : Fernand Ortmans
Publisher :
Release : 1896
Page :
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Author : Fernand Ortmans
Publisher :
Release : 1974
Page :
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Author : Howard Mansfield
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-25
Page : 172
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1351525638
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The twentieth century saw a grand procession of promises for the city. The great modern architect Le Corbusier dictated cities of glittering white towers planted in green parks, Frank Lloyd proposed cities with no downtown, cities spread across the countryside with each family on its homestead, and skyscraper utopians of the 1920s promised paradise on the one-hundredth floor with our airplane hangared next door. One thing was sure: the city of tomorrow would put to shame the city of yesterday. Another thing was certain, too: we would be happier, more peaceful (and productive) people. Here is Le Corbusier: "Free, man tends to geometry." And if we followed the "radiant harmony" of his geometry, the world’s cities could become "irresistible forces stimulating collective enthusiasm, collective action, and general joy and pride, and inconsequence individual happiness everywhere . . . the modern world would emerge . . . and would beam around, powerful, happy, believing." There were others who promised deliverance through their brands of architecture: the right angle, the curvilinear road in the park, the tower of glass. Each fervently preached that his was the magic geometry that, like tumblers on a lock, would open the way to the good life. Cosmopolis is a pattern book of expectations, generously illustrated with a gathering of plans from the City Beautiful to the Italian Futurists, The Cité Industrielle, World’s Fair utopias, science fiction visions, and the grand plans of the Moderns. Cosmopolis is the story of the ideal city we never achieved, and the great plans that went into making-over precincts of our urban language.