Kwame Anthony Appiah


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“A brilliant and humane philosophy for our confused age.”—Samantha Power, author of A Problem from Hell

Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well as the author's own experience of life on three continents—Cosmopolitanism is a moral manifesto for a planet we share with more than six billion strangers.
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219 printed pages
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    jorgelandabhas quoted3 months ago
    I have already argued that our moral intuitions are often more secure than the principles we appeal to in explaining them.
    jorgelandabhas quoted3 months ago
    So-called realists about international relations often say that our foreign policy should pursue only our own national interest. They sound as though they’re saying that nobody matters but our own fellow countrymen
    jorgelandabhas quoted3 months ago
    Bernard Williams wrote in Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy that “morality”—in the sense of norms that are universally binding—“is not an invention of philosophers. It is the outlook or, incoherently, part of the outlook of almost all of us.”7
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