Kwame Anthony Appiah

Emeritus Professor
Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor Of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values

Ph.D., Cambridge, 1982. Joined the faculty in 2002. His interests include philosophy of mind and language, African and African-American intellectual history, and political philosophy. Among his books are Assertion and Conditionals (1985), For Truth in Semantics (1986), In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture (1992), Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race (with Amy Gutmann; 1996), Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy (2003), The Ethics of Identity (2004), Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers and Cosmopolitanism: Ehics in a World of Strangers (2006), Experiments in Ethics (2008), and The Honor Code (2010). He manages his own website at