Cosmopolitics as a Taste for Cunning

The Plural of the Otherwise and the Principles of Stereoscopy


  • Hilan Bensusan


cosmopolitics, ecology of practices, anthropology of nature, history of beyng, spectrology, general economy


The idea of a cosmopolitics is considered in terms of the many stories that are simultaneously told by this cosmos. Those stories interact in several political ways and often require a taste for cunning to be heard. This stereoscopic feature of cosmopolitics is considered in terms of some of its salient dimensions: it relies on the ecology of practices, on the anthropology of nature, on the history of beyng, on spectrology and on general economy. As a consequence of this analysis of the cosmopolitical action (or event), this cosmos is persistently open to the otherwise.


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BENSUSAN, H. Cosmopolitics as a Taste for Cunning: The Plural of the Otherwise and the Principles of Stereoscopy. Das Questões, [S. l.], v. 13, n. 1, 2021. Disponível em: Acesso em: 1 abr. 2023.