What is Cosmopolitanism – if you want to discuss this, join the group.
We are interested in exploring cosmopolitanism as an orientation – a method or process through which we negotiate the world (Hansen, 2011, Delanty, 2007). We see this characterization as especially helpful in understanding cosmopolitan engagement as an educational ideal. The promise of philosophical inquiry in a community of inquiry then lies in its embodiment of this cosmopolitan ideal. It provides an educational method for generating “a social reality of immanent possibilities” through which students are able to develop the capacity to reflect in a critical, creative and caring way on the multiple, fluid and interactive nature of the social reality in which they live.
Some members of this group are part of the EU PEACE project (involving Philosophy for Children Centers in Italy, Austria Israel and Spain) – if you would like further information about this project please go to http://peace.tugraz.at/
or check out our page on facebook at PEACE- Philosophical Enquiry Advancing Cosmopolitan Engagement.