Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time)
Kwame Anthony Appiah
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“A brilliant and humane philosophy for our confused age.”—Samantha Power, author of A Problem from Hell
Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well as the author's own experience of life on three continents—?Cosmopolitanism? is a moral manifesto for a planet we share with more than six billion strangers.
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Globalization, Transnationalism, and Mestizaje Oh My!
This book illuminates realistic and thought provoking processes taking place in the increasingly global community. While writers such as Audinet dream of a wonderful world of cultural mestizaje, they reach little more than hopes of utopia. I feel that this text truly touches on the practicality of taking part in transnational economies, cultural exchange, and human compassion. Any reader interested in learning how to view the world, or at least experiencing a new lens of thought, should download/ pick-up this book now. Do it! Learn! Make yourself a better person. Find out why you should save a child from a shallow pond and still attend an opera (yes that really is in the text ;D).
There is little to recommend this book. The title and subject intrigued me, but Appiah’s book is a rambling hodgepodge of anecdotal musings with no clear thesis advanced, evidenced or proven.
- Category: Philosophy
- Published: Mar 01, 2010
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Seller: W. W. Norton
- Print Length: 224 Pages
- Language: English