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- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 26.99
This book aims to help readers make sense of the big issues in philosophy: Mind, Knowledge, Language, Science, Morality, Politics, Law and Metaphysics. The book allows readers with no previous exposure to professional philosophy to gain an understanding of the approaches and the positions current in the field and to prepare them to read further. more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 30.95
Race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality: in the past couple of decades, a great deal of attention has been paid to such collective identities. They clamor for recognition and respect, sometimes at the expense of other things we value. But to what extent do "identities" constrain our freedom, our ability to make an individual life,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99
The beating of Rodney King and the resulting riots in South Central Los Angeles. The violent clash between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights. The boats of Haitian refugees being turned away from the Land of Opportunity. These are among the many racially-charged images that have burst across our television screens in the last year alone,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 26.99
Thinking it Through is a thorough, vividly written introduction to contemporary philosophy and some of the most crucial questions of human existence, including the nature of mind and knowledge, the status of moral claims, the existence of God, the role of science, and the mysteries of language. Noted philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah shows us what it... more...
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave GirlRandom House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.95
Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller This Modern Library edition combines into one volume the two most important African American slave narratives?crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other. Frederick Douglass?s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening... more...
- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 30.95
In America today, the problem of achieving racial justice--whether through "color-blind" policies or through affirmative action--provokes more noisy name-calling than fruitful deliberation. In Color Conscious , K. Anthony Appiah and Amy Gutmann, two eminent moral and political philosophers, seek to clear the ground for a discussion of the place of... more...
- Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 28.95
A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and "The Politics of Recognition," this paperback brings together an even wider range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding multiculturalism. Charles Taylor's initial inquiry, which considers whether the institutions of liberal democratic... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95
Michael Ignatieff draws on his extensive experience as a writer and commentator on world affairs to present a penetrating account of the successes, failures, and prospects of the human rights revolution. Since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, this revolution has brought the world moral progress and broken... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 32.99
In this important book, a distinguished group of historians, political scientists, and legal experts explore three related issues: the Immigration and Naturalization Service's historic review of its citizenship evaluation, recent proposals to alter the oath of allegiance and the laws governing dual citizenship, and the changing rights and responsibilities... more...