Kwame Anthony Appiah

Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus
Department of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values
Office Location: 
208 Marx Hall
Degrees: 

PhD., Philosophy

University of Cambridge, 1982

Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah is a philosopher of mind and language, African and African American intellectual history, and political philosophy. His writings include numerous scholarly books, essays and articles along with reviews, short fiction, three novels and contributions to a volume of family poetry. He co-edited, with Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., the five-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience and of the two-volume Encyclopedia of Africa, both from Oxford University Press. Professor Appiah lectures widely in North America and in Europe, and reviews often for the New York Review of Books. His recent projects are a book on the role of honor in moral change, an annotated collection of proverbs from his homeland, Asante, Ghana, on which he collaborated with his mother, and two books on the ethics of identity.