Stoic Cosmopolitanism

Part 1: Three Approaches

Steven Gambardella
The Sophist
Published in
9 min readFeb 9, 2024

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Hendrik Hondius, Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula, 1630. (Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Cosmopolitanism is subject to a lot of platitudes and baseless ethical assumptions. Much discussion of Stoic cosmopolitanism falls into these unintelligent ideas since it falls in line with received liberal-secular values.

That we should respect and value one another is so often repeated to us that we’ve accepted it by rote without really knowing why we ought…

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