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    • The Lies That Bind

    • Rethinking Identity
    • By: Kwame Anthony Appiah
    • Narrated by: Kwame Anthony Appiah
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We all know how identities - notably, those of nationality, class, culture, race, and religion - are at the root of global conflict, but the more elusive truth is that these identities are created by conflict in the first place. In provocative, entertaining chapters, Kwame Anthony Appiah interweaves keen-edged argument with engrossing historical tales and reveals the tangled contradictions within the stories that define us. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and lovely!

    • By Roozbeh on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Cosmopolitanism

    • Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time)
    • By: Kwame Anthony Appiah
    • Narrated by: Kwame Anthony Appiah
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anthony Appiah's landmark 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, the French Revolution, and the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Honor Code

    • How Moral Revolutions Happen
    • By: Kwame Anthony Appiah
    • Narrated by: Kwame Anthony Appiah
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In this groundbreaking work, Kwame Anthony Appiah, hailed as "one of the most relevant philosophers today" (New York Times Book Review), changes the way we understand human behavior and the way social reform is brought about. In brilliantly arguing that new democratic movements over the last century have not been driven by legislation from above, Appiah explores the end of the duel in aristocratic England, the tumultuous struggles over foot binding in 19th-century China, the uprising of ordinary people against Atlantic slavery, and much more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Important Topic which Could Use More Science

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Race in the Modern World

    • By: Kwame Anthony Appiah

    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 27 mins
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    In 1900, in his “Address to the Nations of the World” at the first Pan-African Conference, in London, W. E. B. Du Bois proclaimed that the “problem of the 20th century” was “the problem of the color-line, the question as to how far differences of race - which show themselves chiefly in the color of the skin and the texture of the hair - will hereafter be made the basis of denying to over half the world the right of sharing to their utmost ability the opportunities and privileges of modern civilization.”

    Regular price: $1.95