With the humongous amount and variety of ethical cosmopolitan positions in the contemporary literature, Stan van Hooft's Cosmopolitanism is a great introduction to those who would like to be acquainted with the position, as it argues for 21 essential features in ethical cosmopolitanism ((19–20); I shall not list them out here due to limited space). The area that is covered by this list is extremely extensive: partiality, universal human rights, what we owe to distant others, the self-determination of peoples and nation-states, just war theory, international relations, global governance, toleration, etc. Given the limited space here, I shall not attempt to summarize his arguments for the 21 features. However, because of the extensiveness, understandably many arguments require more elaboration. Allow me to illustrate with two examples....

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