Cosmopolitanism: Ethics In A World Of Strangers by Kwame Anthony AppiahCosmopolitanism: Ethics In A World Of Strangers by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics In A World Of Strangers

byKwame Anthony Appiah

Paperback | January 30, 2007

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“A brilliant and humane philosophy for our confused age.”—Samantha Power, author of A Problem from Hell

Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well as the author's own experience of life on three continents—Cosmopolitanism is a moral manifesto for a planet we share with more than six billion strangers.
Kwame Anthony Appiah pens the Ethicist column for the New York Times, and is the author of the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism, among many other works. A professor of philosophy and law at New York University, Appiah lives in New York.
Title:Cosmopolitanism: Ethics In A World Of StrangersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.26 × 5.5 × 0.52 inShipping dimensions:8.26 × 5.5 × 0.52 inPublished:January 30, 2007Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039332933X

ISBN - 13:9780393329339


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to think about being a world citizen. Definitely worth a read for the young adult in search of a different way of thinking about ethics and justice.
Date published: 2018-01-15

Editorial Reviews

A welcome attempt to resurrect an older tradition of moral and political reflection and to show its relevance to our current condition.—John Gray, The NationCosmopolitanism is... of wide interest—invitingly written and enlivened by personal history.... Appiah is wonderfully perceptive and levelheaded about this tangle of issues.—Thomas Nagel, The New RepublicElegantly provocative.—Edward Rothstein, New York Times[Appiah's] belief in having conversations across boundaries, and in recognizing our obligations to other human beings, offers a welcome prescription for a world still plagued by fanaticism and intolerance.—Kofi A. Annan, former United Nations secretary-general[Appiah's] exhilarating exposition of his philosophy knocks one right off complacent balance.... All is conveyed with flashes of iconoclastic humor.—Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in LiteratureAn attempt to redefine our moral obligations to others based on a very humane and realistic outlook and love of art.... I felt like a better person after I read it, and I recommend the same experience to others.—Orham Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature