Cosmopolitanism

Cosmopolitanism derives from the Ancient Greek meaning kosmopolitês, formed from kosmos, i.e. “world”, “universe”, or “cosmos”, and “politês”, i.e. “citizen” or “[one] of a city” and originally embraced the spread of civilisation through Hellenisation (Ancient Greek culture and intellect). Nevertheless, since industrialisation the notion of a ‘Cosmopolitan’ has been through a dramatic changed and now compasses all that is material, artifice related to the metropolis as opposed to nature and spirituality. The contemporary definition is “citizen of the world” and the ideology evokes all that is similarly egalitarian, however in reality it is simply that of internationalism/globalism rewrapped.

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