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Cosmopolitanism : ethics in a world of strangers

Author: Anthony Appiah
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2006.
Series: Issues of our time (W.W. Norton & Company)
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on a wide range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy, to examine the imaginary boundaries people have drawn around themselves and other cultures and to challenge people to redraw those boundaries and appreciate the connections between people of different cultures, religions, and nations.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Appiah
ISBN: 0393061558 9780393061550 9780393329339 039332933X 9780141027814 0141027819
OCLC Number: 61445790
Description: xxi, 196 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The shattered mirror --
The escape from positivism --
Facts on the ground --
Moral disagreement --
The primacy of practice --
Imaginary strangers --
Cosmopolitan contamination --
Whose culture is it, anyway? --
The counter-cosmopolitans --
Kindness to strangers.
Series Title: Issues of our time (W.W. Norton & Company)
Responsibility: Kwame Anthony Appiah.
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Reviving the ancient philosophy of "Cosmopolitanism," a school of thought that dates to the Cynics of the fourth century BCE, Appiah traces its influence through history to show how Western  Read more...

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