TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE AND the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)

Ikechi Kelechi Agbugba, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Indian Oceanic Sciences, University of the State of the African Diaspora (USOAD)

Professor, College of Agriculture & Agribusiness Management, Cavalla International Univ. (CIU)

Senior Academic/Researcher, Dept of Agric. & Applied Econ., Rivers State University (RSU)

 Faculty Member, Agribusiness Management, Rome Business School (RBS)

Chair, International Advisory Board, African Council on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE)

I am Because You Are: Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Xenophobia

Michael Onyebuchi Eze

Abstract: This paper argues that the dominant discourse on cosmopolitanism has largely focused on its constitutive character (what the law tells us) while ignoring its substantive essence (human fellowship, subjective good). While recognizing the contribution made by
other intellectual traditions, the paper argues that none of the approaches have yet answered basic questions of how to live with the stranger beyond the requirement(s) of the law. The paper is also critical of those versions of cosmopolitanism that privileges subjective preference to members of our community over the stranger, or that advocates eradication of boundaries as key condition for cosmopolitanism. The paper champions subjective equality through dialogue as a key condition for cosmopolitanism. Subjective equality on the other hand defines our terms of global justice.