256pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2018) 2019
Deconstructs identities of creed, colour, country, and class nationality, culture, class, race and religion.
“Appiah believes we’re in wars of identity because we keep making the same mistake: exaggerating our differences with others and our similarities with our own kind… [his] writing is often fresh, even beautiful…We need more thinkers as wise as Appiah.” Anand Giridharadas, New York Times Book Review
British-Ghanaian philosopher, cultural theorist and novelist Kwame Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. He is author of In My Father's House (Herskovits Award), The Honor Code and Cosmopolitanism, ethics in a world of strangers (Arthur Ross Book Award).