Über den Autor
Jason D. Hill is an associate professor of philosophy at De Paul University and author of Beyond Blood Identities.
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: Creating the Self: The Self in Moral Becoming Chapter 2: The Existentialist Self: Radically Free and Rebellious Chapter 3: Moral Becoming, Moral Masking, and the Narrativity of the Self: Negotiating the Cosmopolitan Terrain Chapter 4: Forgetting Where We Came From: The Moral Imperative of Every Cosmopolitan Chapter 5: Radical and Moderate Moral Cosmopolitanism Chapter 6: Liberalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Communitarianism: Friends or Adversaries Epilogue: Coming Out as a Moral Cosmopolitan Appendix: Historical Pictures of Cosmopolitanism Biblioraphy Index About the Author
In this highly original book, Jason Hill defends a strong form of moral cosmopolitanism and lays the groundwork for a new view of the self. To achieve a radical cosmopolitan identity, he argues it may be necessary to forget aspects of one's racial and ethnic socialization. The idea of forgetting where one came from demands that morally recreated persons disown parts or even all of their cultures if these cultures are oppressive or denigrate human life. Hill draws on existentialism, developmental psychology, and his own experiences as a Caribbean immigrant to the United States to present a philosophy for the new millennium.