Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers

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Paperback. Pub Date: November 2007 Pages: 224 Publisher: Penguin 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.

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Elegantly provocative. . . . Appiah is so sure-footed and gracious in his explorations that one feels engaged, hopeful, advocating his cosmopolitan ambitions. --Edward Rothstein

Cosmopolitanism is a welcome attempt to resurrect an older tradition of moral and political reflection and to show its relevance to our current condition. --John Gray

Cosmopolitanism is... of wide interest--invitingly written and enlivened by personal history.... Appiah is wonderfully perceptive and levelheaded about this tangle of issues. --Thomas Nagel

Elegantly provocative. --Edward Rothstein

[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 Literature

An 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

Cosmopolitanism is... of wide interest invitingly written and enlivened by personal history.... Appiah is wonderfully perceptive and levelheaded about this tangle of issues. --Thomas Nagel

Elegantly provocative. --Edward Rothstein"

A welcome attempt to resurrect an older tradition of moral and political reflection and to show its relevance to our current condition.--John Gray

Cosmopolitanism is... of wide interest invitingly written and enlivened by personal history.... Appiah is wonderfully perceptive and levelheaded about this tangle of issues.--Thomas Nagel"

Elegantly provocative.--Edward Rothstein

[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 Literature

An 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

Cosmopolitanism is... of wide interest--invitingly written and enlivened by personal history.... Appiah is wonderfully perceptive and levelheaded about this tangle of issues.--Thomas Nagel

About the Author:

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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