Thu August 18, 2011
Interview with Kwame Anthony Appiah
Memphis, TN – Kwame Anthony Appiah is one of America's leading public intellectuals: Forbes magazine named him one of the "world's most powerful thinkers," and Foreign Policy Magazine recently cited him in their list of "Top 100 Global Thinkers."
His work raises vital ethical questions in the context of a globalizing world. In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture made Appiah's name widely known in the academy. A long partnership with renowned Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. resulted in a whole series of defining works in African and African-American cultural studies.
He is the author as well of three novels. In Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (2006) and most recently in The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen (2010), Appiah asks us to think about our codes of behavior and values, and to reconsider how we can make moral changes that have a global impact.
Appiah will be discussing The Honor Code at Rhodes College on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:30pm in Hardie Auditorium. Learn more about Kwame Anthony Appiah by clicking here to visit his website.