Politics and Enlightenment: Kant and Derrida on Cosmopolitan Responsibility

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The article examines Derrida's transformation of Kant's idea of cosmopolitan democracy. It focuses primarily on the economic and technological transformations of global space that have occurred since Kant wrote his political essays, and how Derrida has interprested his concepts of progress, freedom, Enlightenment, and recognition.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6
Pages (from-to)197-222
Number of pages25
JournalCitizenship Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1998


  • Enlightenment, politics, global ethics


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