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The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by [Kwame Anthony Appiah]

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"Appiah believes we're in wars of identity because we keep making the same mistake: exaggerating our differences with others and our similarities with our own kind...We need more thinkers as wise as Appiah."

-- "New York Times Book Review (cover review)"

"Excellent...Appiah hopes to inspire a rethinking of our restrictive and therefore divisive notions of who we are."

-- "Washington Post"

"In this clear-eyed, erudite study, the NYU professor and New York Times columnist--half Ghanaian, half British--probes chimeras of religion, ethnicity, and class, coalescing a lifetime of contemplating 'identity' into a manifesto on connection and solidarity."

-- "O, The Oprah Magazine" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

About the Author

Kwame Anthony Appiah pens the Ethicist column for the New York Times, and is the author of the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism, among many other works. A professor of philosophy and law at New York University, Appiah lives in New York.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B074V6N19Z
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Profile Books; Main edition (6 September 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1145 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 273 pages
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Kwame Anthony Appiah is the author of “The Ethics of Identity,” “Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy,” “The Honor Code,” and the prize-winning “Cosmopolitanism.” Raised in Ghana and educated in England, he has taught philosophy on three continents and is currently Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. In the 1990’s he published three mystery novels—“Avenging Angel,” “Nobody Likes Letitia,” and “Another Death in Venice”—and he hopes to return to novel writing someday soon. Professor Appiah writes the “Ethicist” column in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. President Obama presented him with the National Humanities Medal in 2010; he gave the 2016 BBC Reith Lectures and he was the 2018 chair of the Man-Booker Prize jury. His 2018 book “The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity” was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. He maintains a website at www.appiah.net.

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