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Od obywatelstwa minimalnego do obywatelstwa kosmopolitycznego. Refleksje nad tożsamością obywatela w kulturze Zachodu
From minimal citizenship to cosmopolitan citizenship. Reflections on the identity of the citizen in Western culture

Author(s): Otfrid Höffe
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: citizenry; citizenship; minimal citizen; world citizen; active citizen; rebel citizen; disobedient citizen; interculturalism; politics
Summary/Abstract: For a long time, political philosophy was mainly concerned with social institutions and systems. Politics was thus treated as a quarrel over interests and power. However, this neglected the fact that there are subjects from which, at least in democracies, all political authority emanates. This negligence leads us to the topic of civic identity. The crucial subject in question, the citizen, shall not be limited to a narrow conception of the citizen as the political citizen (Staatsbürger). Even those who think that being a political citizen is the most important aspect of being a citizen should not forego other aspects of civic identity, especially because these aspects have a bearing on the notion of being a political citizen. The author revisits all kinds of citizenry today.

  • Page Range: 427-447
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish