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  • Thinking It Throughby Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    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... more...

  • The Ethics of Identityby Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    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 1993; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    In this widely-acclaimed volume, Ghanian philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah explores, in his words, "the possibilities and pitfalls of an African identity in the late twentieth century." In the process he sheds new light on what it means to be an African-American, on the many preconceptions that have muddled discussions of race, Africa, and Afrocentrism... more...

  • Thinking It Throughby Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    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... more...

  • Cosmopolitanismby Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.40

    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 US$ 28.00

    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...

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

    Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    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...

  • Human Rights as Politics and Idolatryby Michael Ignatieff; Amy Gutmann; Kwame Anthony Appiah; David A. Hollinger; Thomas W. Laqueur; Diane F. Orentlicher

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    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...