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February 4, 2009

Author Kwame Anthony Appiah Will Discuss Cosmopolitanism Feb. 19

This year’s Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecturer will be Kwame Anthony Appiah, an author and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and the Center for Human Values.

He will discuss his 2004 book, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the College’s celebration of Black History Month.

Appiah is an internationally renowned scholar of moral and political philosophy; African and African American studies; and issues of personal and political identity, multiculturalism, and nationalism. He is the author of more than 15 books including: Assertion and Conditionals (1985), For Truth in Semantics (1986), In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture (1992), Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race (with Amy Gutmann; 1996), Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy (2003), and The Ethics of Identity (2004).

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