Theses Doctoral

Cosmopolitan Education and the Creation of Value

Obelleiro, Gonzalo

In recent decades, the idea of cosmopolitanism has enjoyed renewed interest and rapid development across disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. Theoretical developments in the foundations of cosmopolitan education, however, remain in their nascent stages. In this investigation, I address the question of the nature and dynamics of values in cosmopolitan perspective and develop a philosophical account of value creation as central to cosmopolitan education.
The conclusion of this investigation is that in a world increasingly interconnected and intensely impermanent, in societies pluralistic and marked by political tension, shifting cultural practices, and emerging technologies, we need more than an education that fosters openness, tolerance, and global perspectives. We need to cultivate the capacity to transform the self and the normative terrains we inhabit in light of the constraints of actual conditions and the demands of ideals.


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More About This Work

Academic Units
Philosophy and Education
Thesis Advisors
Hansen, David
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
July 7, 2014