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Kwame Anthony Appiah
African American Studies/Philosophy, Harvard University

"Against National Culture: For Cosmopolitan Patriotism"
Humanities Lecture Series

Thu., Mar. 7, 1996, 12:00am
Kwame Anthony Appiah discussed the virtues of cosmopolitanism and defended its consistency with a traditional American patriotism, characterized by an attachment not to American civilization, but to American citizenship and the constitutional order. Appiah also conducted two colloquia during his visit, "National Conversations," and "Race, Culture, Identity."

Appiah is the author, with Amy Gutmann, of Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race (1996), winner of the Annual Book Award of the North American Society for Social Philosophy for the book making the most significant contribution to social philosophy. This book was also the recipient of the Ralph J. Bunche Award of the American Political Science Association for the best scholarly work in political science which explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism.

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