Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah is a British-born, Ghanian-American philosopher and cultural theorist. He is a Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University and the author of the weekly Ethicist column in the New York Times. He has taught at Yale, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, and Princeton, and has written widely in philosophy, especially in ethics and political philosophy, and in African and African-American Studies. He is the author of In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen, and The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity, and more than a dozen other philosophical works, three novels, and hundreds of articles and reviews. With Henry Louis Gates Jr., he edited the Encarta Africana for Microsoft and the five-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University.
  • GTI Contributions

    The Cosmopolitan Impulse in an Entangled World Interview
    The Cosmopolitan Impulse in an Entangled World

    February 2019

    Our interdependent world needs a capacious ethos. Moral philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah discusses the importance of cultivating a “rooted cosmopolitanism.”