New Paperback from Princeton University Press: “The Ethics of Identity”

by Kwame Anthony Appiah.
Race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality: in the past couple of decades, a great deal of attention has been paid to such collective identities. They clamor for recognition and respect, sometimes at the expense of other things we value. But to what extent do “identities” constrain our freedom, our ability to make an individual life, and to what extent do they enable our individuality? In this beautifully written work, renowned philosopher and African Studies scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah draws on thinkers through the ages and across the globe to explore such questions.
To read the entire book description or a sample chapter, visit:
http://press.princeton.edu/titles/7806.html where you will also find a
streaming video interview with the author

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