Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah (/ˈæpɪɑː/ API-ah; lahir 8 Mei 1954) adalah filsuf, teoriwan budaya, dan novelis Ghana kelahiran Britania[1] yang mendalami teori politik dan moral, filsafat bahasa dan pikiran, dan sejarah intelektual Afrika. Kwame Anthony Appiah dibesarkan di Ghana dan mendapatkan gelar Ph.D. dari Universitas Cambridge. Ia adalah Dosen Filsafat Laurance S. Rockefeller di Universitas Princeton,[2] sebelum akhirnya pindah ke Universitas New York pada tahun 2014.[3] Ia saat ini menduduki jabatan di Departemen Filsafat NYU dan Sekolah Hukum NYU.[4]

Kwame Anthony Appiah
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Lahir8 Mei 1954 (umur 67)
London, Inggris, Britania Raya
EraFilsafat kontemporer
Minat utama
Semantika probabilistik, teori politik, teori moral, sejarah intelektual, ras, dan teori identitas


  • Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014)
  • The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen. New York: W. W. Norton, 2010
  • Mi cosmopolitismo, Buenos Aires/Madrid: Katz Editores S.A, 2008, ISBN 978-84-96859-37-1 (En coedición con el Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona)
  • Experiments in Ethics. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008. (Trad. esp.: Experimentos de ética, Buenos Aires/Madrid: Katz Editores S.A, 2010, ISBN 978-84-92946-11-2)
  • Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. New York: W. W. Norton, 2006. (Trad. esp.: Cosmopolitismo. La ética en un mundo de extraños, Buenos Aires/Madrid: Katz Editores S.A, 2007, ISBN 978-84-96859-08-1)
  • The Ethics of Identity Diarsipkan 2006-10-18 di Wayback Machine., Princeton University Press, 2005. (Trad. esp.: La ética de la identidad, Buenos Aires/Madrid: Katz Editores S.A, 2007, ISBN 978-84-935432-4-2)
  • Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Africana: The Concise Desk Reference, edited with H. L. Gates Jr. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2003.
  • Kosmopolitische Patriotismus. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2002.
  • Bu Me Bé: The Proverbs of the Akan. With Peggy Appiah, and with the assistance of Ivor Agyeman-Duah. Accra: The Center for Intellectual Renewal, 2002.
  • Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race. With Amy Gutmann, introduction by David Wilkins. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.
  • In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture. London: Methuen, 1992; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • Necessary Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy. New York: Prentice-Hall/Calmann & King, 1989.
  • For Truth in Semantics. Oxford: Blackwell's, 1986.
  • Assertion and Conditionals. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
  • The Politics of Culture, the Politics of Identity Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 2008.
  • Another Death in Venice: A Sir Patrick Scott Investigation. London: Constable, 1995.
  • Nobody Likes Letitia. London: Constable, 1994.
  • Avenging Angel. London: Constable, 1990; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991.
Esai pilihan
  • “Understanding reparations: a preliminary reflection”. Forthcoming in Cahiers d’Etudes Africaine.
  • “Stereotypes and the Shaping of Identity.” In Prejudicial Appearances: The Logic of American Anti-Discrimination Law by Robert C. Post, with K. Anthony Appiah, Judith Butler, Thomas C. Grey, and Reva B. Siegel. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001, pp. 55–71.
  • “Grounding Human Rights.” In Human Rights As Politics and Idolatry by Michael Ignatieff with commentaries by K. Anthony Appiah, David Hollinger, Thomas W. Laqueur and Diane F. Orentlicher, edited by Amy Gutmann. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001, pp. 101–116.
  • “Aufklärung und Dialog der Kulturen,” In Zukunftsstreit, ed. by Wilhelm Krull. Weilerswist: Velbrück Wissenschaft, 2000, pp. 305–328.
  • “Yambo Ouolouguem and the Meaning of Postcoloniality.” In Yambo Ouologuem: Postcolonial Writer, Islamic Militant. Christopher Wise (ed.) Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999, pp. 55–63.
  • “Race, Pluralism and Afrocentricity” The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 19 (Spring 1998), pp. 116–118.
  • “Identity: Political not Cultural.” In Field Work: Sites in Literary and Cultural Studies. Marjorie Garber, Rebecca L. Walkowitz, Paul B. Franklin (eds), New York: Routledge, 1997, pp. 34–40.
  • “Is the 'Post-' in 'Postcolonial' the 'Post-' in 'Postmodern'?”. In Dangerous Liaisons. Anne McClintock, Aamir Mufti, Ella Shohat (eds and introd.) MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1997, pp. 420–444.
  • “Race, Culture, Identity: Misunderstood Connections.” The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, No. 17. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1996, pp. 51–136.
  • “Philosophy and Necessary Questions.” in Readings in African Philosophy: An Akan Collection. Safro Kwame (ed.), Washington, DC: University Press of America, 1995, pp. 1–22.
  • “Identity, Authenticity, Survival: Multicultural Societies and Social Reproduction.” In Multiculturalism: Examining "The Politics of Recognition." An essay by Charles Taylor, with commentary by Amy Gutmann (editor), K. Anthony Appiah, Jürgen Habermas, Steven C. Rockefeller, Michael Walzer, Susan Wolf. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994, pp. 149–164.
  • “The Impact of African Studies on Philosophy”, with V. Y. Mudimbe. In The Impact of African Studies on the Disciplines. Edited by Robert Bates, V. Y. Mudimbe and Jean O'Barr. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1993, pp. 113–138.
  • “African-American Philosophy?” Philosophical Forum, Vol. XXIV, Nos. 1–3 (Fall-Spring 1992–93), pp. 1–24. Reprinted in John Pittman (ed.), African-American Philosophical Perspectives and Philosophical Traditions, pp. 11–34. New York: Routledge, 1997.
  • “African Identities.” In Constructions identitaires: questionnements théoriques et études de cas. Jean-Loup Amselle, Anthony Appiah, Shaka Bagayogo, Jean-Pierre Chrétien, Jocelyne Dakhlia, Ernest Gellner, Richard LaRue, Valentin-Yves Mudimbe, Jerzy Topolski, Fernande Saint-Martin sous la direction de Bogumil Jewsiewicki et Jocelyn Létourneau, Actes du Célat No. 6, Mai 1992. CÉLAT, Université Laval, 1992.
  • “Introductory Essay.” Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. London: Everyman, 1992.
  • “Inventing an African Practice in Philosophy: Epistemological Issues.” In V. Y. Mudimbe (ed.), The Surreptitious Speech: Présence Africaine and the Politics of Otherness 1947–1987 (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1992), pp. 227–237.
  • "But would that still be me? Notes on gender, 'race,' ethnicity as sources of identity." The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. LXXXVII, No. 10 (October 1990), pp. 493–499.
  • “Alexander Crummell and the Invention of Africa.” The Massachusetts Review, Vol. XXXI, No. 3 (Autumn 1990), pp. 385–406.
  • “Tolerable Falsehoods: Agency and the Interests of Theory.” In Consequences of Theory. Barbara Johnson & Jonathan Arac (eds), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991, pp. 63–90.
  • “Racisms.” In Anatomy of Racism. David Goldberg (ed.), Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 1990. pp. 3–17.
  • “Race.” In Critical Terms for Literary Study. Frank Lentricchia & Tom McLaughlin (eds), Chicago University Press, 1989, pp. 274–287.
  • “Out of Africa: Topologies of Nativism.” The Yale Journal of Criticism, 2.1, (1988) pp. 153–178.
  • “A Long Way From Home: Richard Wright in the Gold Coast.” In Richard Wright. Harold Bloom (ed.), New York: Chelsea House, Modern Critical Views, 1987, pp. 173–190.
  • “Racism and Moral Pollution.” Philosophical Forum, Vol. XVIII, Nos. 2–3 (Winter-Spring 1986–1987), pp. 185–202. *“The Uncompleted Argument: Du Bois and the Illusion of Race.” Critical Inquiry, 12 (Autumn 1985).
  • “Are We Ethnic? The Theory and Practice of American Pluralism.” Black American Literature Forum, 20 (Spring-Summer 1986), pp. 209–224.
  • "Deconstruction and the Philosophy of Language." Diacritics, Spring 1986, pp. 49–64
  • "The Importance of Triviality." Philosophical Review, 95 (April 1986), pp. 209–231.
  • "Verificationism and the Manifestations of Meaning." Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 59 (1985), pp. 17–31.
  • "Soyinka and the Philosophy of Culture." In Philosophy in Africa: Trends and Perspectives. P.O. Bodunrin (ed.) Ile-Ife: University of Ife Press, 1985, pp. 250–263.
  • "Generalizing the Probabilistic Semantics of Conditionals." Journal of Philosophical Logic, 13 (1985), pp. 351–372.
  • "An Argument Against Anti-realist Semantics." Mind 93 (October 1984), pp. 559–565.
  • "On Structuralism and African Fiction: An analytic critique." Black American Literature Forum, 15 (Winter 1981). In Black Literature and Literary Theory, Henry Louis Gates Jr. (ed.), London: Methuen, 1984, pp. 127–150.[5]


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