Volume 7, 2018
Ethics and Interdependence
Les trois niveaux de l’interdépendance
Taking as its starting-point Frédéric Worms’s Les maladies chronique de la Démocratie (2017), this paper shows the links between three kinds of interconnections: planetary, socio-cultural, and interpersonal. The contemporary refusal of interdependence is illustrated by an examination of three sicknesses: empiricism, racism, and ultraliberalism. It is proposed that the challenge they represent can be met by a cosmopolitanism inspired in part by both Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant.