A Quest for Universalism

@article{Chernilo2007AQF,
  title={A Quest for Universalism},
  author={Daniel Chernilo},
  journal={European Journal of Social Theory},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={17 - 35}
}
This article re-assesses classical social theory's relationship with cosmopolitanism. It begins by briefly reconstructing the universalistic thrust that is core to cosmopolitanism and then argues that the rise of classical social theory is marked by the tension of how to retain, but in a renovated form, cosmopolitanism's original universalism. On the one hand, as the heir of the tradition of the Enlightenment, classical social theory remains fully committed to cosmopolitanism's universalism. On… Expand
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