Ethics in a world of strangers

A philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist, Kwame Anthony Appiah is a professor of philosophy and law at New York University and has an interest in political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. He will present “Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers” on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. He most recently wrote The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity (Liveright/WW Norton & Company, 2018), an exploration of how the collective identities that shape our polarized world are riddled with contradiction. He also is the author of The Honor Code, Cosmopolitanism, and The Ethics of Identity, among other works. He has taught at Yale, Cornell, Duke, and Harvard, and lectured at other universities in the United States, France, Germany, Ghana, and South Africa. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series.  Co-sponsors: The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Global Citizenships Project, and International Studies Program. Read a Q&A with Appiah in New York Magazine.

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