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  • Thinking It Throughby Kwame Anthony Appiah

    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...

  • The Ethics of Identityby Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • In My Father's Houseby Kwame Anthony Appiah

    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...

  • Thinking It Throughby Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 57.99

    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...

  • Cosmopolitanismby Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 17.58

    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... more...

  • Eine Frage der Ehreby Kwame Anthony Appiah; Michael Bischoff

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 18.67

    Moralische Revolutionen entstehen nicht durch neue Einsichten. Die Argumente gegen die Sklaverei, gegen das Duell, gegen das Füßebinden in China waren schon lange in der Welt, bevor sich die Gesellschaft zu Veränderungen entschloss. Mit erzählerischem Glanz und analytischer Schärfe führt Appiah vor Augen, dass diese menschenverachtenden Praktiken nur... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Frederick Douglass; Harriet Jacobs; Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Random 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 two of the 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 and incendiary... more...

  • Color Consciousby Kwame Anthony Appiah; Amy Gutmann; David B. Wilkins

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • Dusk of Dawn (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)by Henry Louis Gates; W. E. B. Du Bois; Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99

    W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American... more...

  • Multiculturalismby Charles Taylor; Amy Gutmann; Kwame Anthony Appiah; Jürgen Habermas; Stephen C. Rockefeller; Michael Walzer; Susan Wolf

    Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 32.95

    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...