RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 54685971 LA English T1 The ethics of identity A1 Appiah, Anthony., PB Princeton University Press PP Princeton, N.J. YR 2005 SN 0691120366 9780691120362 AB "Race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality: in the past couple of decades, a great deal of attention has been paid to such collective identities. They clamor for recognition and respect, sometimes at the expense of other things we value. But to what extent do "identities" constrain our freedom, our ability to make an individual life, and to what extent do they enable our individuality? In this work, philosopher and African Studies scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah draws on thinkers through the ages and across the globe to explore such questions." "The Ethics of Identity takes seriously both the claims of individuality - the task of making a life - and the claims of identity, these large and often abstract social categories through which we define ourselves."--BOOK JACKET.