Cosmopolitanism : Ethics in a World of Strangers

Cosmopolitanism : Ethics in a World of Strangers

Book Title: Cosmopolitanism : Ethics in a World of Strangers

Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah

Format: Paperback | 224 pages

Publication Date: 01 Nov 2007

ISBN-13: 9780141027814

This landmark work challenges the separatist doctrines which have come to dominate our understanding of the world. Appiah revives the ancient philosophy of Cosmopolitanism, which dates back to the Cynics of the 4th century, as a means of understanding the complex world of today. Arguing that we concentrate too much on what makes us different rather than recognising our common humanity, Appiah explores how we can act ethically in a globalised world.