Kwame Anthony Appiah, Philosopher, Cultural Theorist, & Novelist

“Identity Against Culture: Understandings of Multiculturalism”
Avenali Lecture
Photo of Kwame Anthony Appiah.
Monday, Sep 12, 1994 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Kwame Anthony Appiah is a Ghanaian philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist. His scholarship addresses political and moral theory, African intellectual history, and philosophical questions of culture and identity. Profesor Appiah is perhaps best known for My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture, which received the Herskovitz Award of the African Studies Association for the best work published in English on Africa. Appiah has co-edited (with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) critical anthologies on African-American and African writers, and he has written a number of scholarly works in philosophy, including Necessary Questions: An introduction to Philosophy; For Truth in Semantics; and Assertion and Conditionals. He has taught philosophy, literature, and African and African-American Studies at Yale, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, and Princeton Universities.