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Review: Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

Kwame Anthony Appiah's landmark new work, featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine, challenges the separatist doctrines espoused in books like Samuel Huntington's THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS. Reviving the ancient philosophy of “cosmopolitanism,” a school of thought that dates to the Cynics of the fourth century BC, Appiah traces its influence on the ethical legacies of the Enlightenment ... Read full review

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User Review  - ohernaes - LibraryThing

Appiah traces the history of cosmopolitan ethics to try to stake a course between cultural relativism and value fundamentalism. He does not present clear-cut answers, but believes mutual understanding ... Read full review

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User Review  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

Some of the philosophizing is a little opaque, but the reasoning is sound. Makes a good case for Cosmopolitanism. Read full review

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