Cosmopolitanism Ethics in a World of Strangers

by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Cosmopolitanism Ethics in a World of Strangers Synopsis

This landmark work challenges the separatist doctrines which have come to dominate our understanding of the world. Appiah revives the ancient philosophy of Cosmopolitanism, which dates back to the Cynics of the 4th century, as a means of understanding the complex world of today. Arguing that we concentrate too much on what makes us different rather than recognising our common humanity, Appiah explores how we can act ethically in a globalised world.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141027814
Publication date: 1st November 2007
Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Ethics & moral philosophy,

About Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He was born in Ghana and educated at Cambridge. His previous work includes My Father's House, Thinking it Through and The Ethics of Identity. He is co-editor of Africana.

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