A cross-disciplinary work that challenges the separatist doctrines which have come to dominate our understanding of the world. It 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. It explores how we can act ethically in a globalized world.
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.