Kwame Anthony Appiah: Identity and Cosmopolitanism

Identity and Cosmopolitanism with Kwame Anthony Appiah - Conversations with History

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University.


Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University, for a discussion of his intellectual journey.   Appiah reminisces about his early years in Ghana and Great Britain focusing on the influence of his parents. After outlining his formal education, he discusses the philosophical problems that have interested him. The discussion then turns to his analysis of identity and cosmopolitanism and the interface between them and concludes with a discussion of the importance of conversation in building a cooperative world.  

KEYWORDS: Theory, National Identity, Cosmopolitanism, Diversity, Political Identity, Nationalism, Identity.

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Publication date: 
February 5, 2015
Publication type: 
Conversations with History