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N.1/2019 L'Italian Thought fra globalizzazione e tradizione


Cosmopolitismo e Weltfrage

Marco Russo

Università degli Studi di Salerno


Published in June, 2019

Cosmopolitanism and Weltfrage

L'Italian Thought fra globalizzazione e


The essay puts the concept of the world at the center of the Kantian foundation of cosmopolitanism. Since this concept is deeply analyzed in the critic of the cosmological idea, we analyze this criticism and highlight the logic of the idea of the world, which is based on concepts of relationship, dependence and series, but, at the same time, has an antinomic nature. The cosmological logic is also fundamental to the other meanings of the world, including the cosmopolitan one. This logic is not just a conceptual analysis, but is rooted in the physical and psychic constitution of human existence, which opens up to the Whole, feels and thinks about an unlimited dimension around itself, but always from a determined and limited position. Reconsidering cosmological logic, on the analytical and existential level, can be a way of strengthening the philosophical foundations of cosmopolitanism.


World, Cosmology, relational Logic, Totality, Series, Antinomy.

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