From Cosmography to Cosmopolitanism
The epilogue begins with an explication of the famous Fool’s Cap Map and outlines the major thematic arcs of the book’s meditation on worldmaking: the circular dialectic from the self to world and back again; the strategic discursive shift from cosmography to cosmopolitanism over the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; the emergence of a global international politics and moral philosophy; and the essential role of the speculative, creative imagination alongside the new science in the renovation of “world” as a modern concept. It returns to the form of the atlas as a means for re-organizing and comprehending the world, connecting historical-critical projects such as Aby Warburg’s Atlas Mnemosyne (and its recent reconstructions) to the promise of the mapping challenge undertaken by Google Earth.
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