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    Multiculturalism
    with Charles Taylor, Jürgen Habermas, Stephen C. Rockefeller, Michael Walzer, and Susan Wolf
    Princeton University Press. 1994.
    A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and "The Politics of Recognition," this paperback brings together an even wider range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding ...
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    Anthony Appiah’s essay on liberal education in the United States begins by identifying a distinctive feature of classical liberalism – namely, that the state must respect substantial limits with respect to its authority to impose restrictions on individuals, even for their own good. Nevertheless, Appiah points out, the primary aim of liberal education is to ‘maximize autonomy not to minimize government involvement’. Most of the essays in this volume, including Appiah’s, are attempts to address t…Read more
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    In this volume, he responds with autobiographical and philosophical reflection to the dialogue and controversy he has provoked.
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  • Race, Pluralism and Afrocentricity
    Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 19 (Spring): 116-18. 1998.
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    Only-ifs
    Philosophical Perspectives 7 397-410. 1993.
  • Identidade Racial E Identificação Racial
    with Gizele dos Santos Belmon
    Griot 2 (2): 129-141. 2010.
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    Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race
    with David B. Wilkins and Amy Gutmann
    Princeton University Press. 1996.
    In America today, the problem of achieving racial justice--whether through "color-blind" policies or through affirmative action--provokes more noisy name-calling than fruitful deliberation. In Color Conscious, K. Anthony Appiah and Amy Gutmann, two eminent moral and political philosophers, seek to clear the ground for a discussion of the place of race in politics and in our moral lives. Provocative and insightful, their essays tackle different aspects of the question of racial justice; together …Read more
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    The Limits of Being Liberal
    African Philosophy 8 (2): 93-97. 2005.
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    The Ethics of Identity
    Philosophy 81 (317): 539-542. 2006.
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    Liberalism and the Plurality of Identity
    In N. Cloete, M. W. Makgoba & D. Ekong (eds.), Knowledge, Identity and Curriculum Transformation in Africa, Maskew Miller Longman. pp. 79-99. 1997.
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    In defence of honour
    The Philosophers' Magazine 53 22-31. 2011.
    The object of the exercise is to understand what we can do to stop something bad. It would be better if people stopped for the purest of motives, but it’s best if they stop. And if the choice is between their stopping for the wrong reasons and their not stopping I favour their stopping for the wrong reasons. Kant may be right that people ought to stop killing because they see that it’s wrong. That ought to be enough, but it may not be, and if it isn’t, if there’s something else that can actually…Read more
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    The Uncompleted Argument: Du Bois and the Illusion of Race
    In Henry Louis Gates Jr (ed.), Race, Writing and Difference, University of Chicago Press. pp. 21--37. 1986.
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  • Preface
    In As If: Idealization and Ideals, Harvard University Press. 2017.
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    Misunderstanding cultures: Islam and the West
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (4-5): 425-433. 2012.
    This article aims to explain why the idea of the West is, for historical and philosophical reasons, an obstacle to dealing with the dangers posed by radical Islamists. Every proposed theory of the West has to account for the great internal cultural diversity both of European cultures and of those influenced by them around the world; and every serious historical account both of Europe and of Islam has to recognize the long-standing, substantial and ongoing interdependence of their intellectual an…Read more
  • This book aims to allow readers with no previous exposure to professional philosophy to gain an understanding of the approaches and the positions current in the field and to prepare them for further reading
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    Is the Post- in Postmodernism the Post- in Postcolonial?
    Critical Inquiry 17 (2): 336-357. 1991.
    Sara Suleri has written recently, in Meatless Days, of being treated as an "otherness machine"-and of being heartily sick of it.20 Perhaps the predicament of the postcolonial intellectual is simply that as intellectuals-a category instituted in black Africa by colonialism-we are, indeed, always at the risk of becoming otherness machines, with the manufacture of alterity as our principal role. Our only distinction in the world of texts to which we are latecomers is that we can mediate it to our f…Read more
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  • The Conservation of 'Race'
    Black American Literature Forum 23 (Spring): 37-60. 1989.
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    Racism and Moral Pollution
    Philosophical Forum 18 (2-3): 185-202. 1986.
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    Out of Africa: Topologies of Nativism
    Yale Journal of Criticism 2 (1): 153--178. 1988.
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    Liberalism, Individuality, and Identity
    Critical Inquiry 27 (2): 305-332. 2001.
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    Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry
    with Michael Ignatieff, David A. Hollinger, Thomas W. Laqueur, and Diane F. Orentlicher
    Princeton University Press. 2001.
    "These essays make a splendid book. Ignatieff's lectures are engaging and vigorous; they also combine some rather striking ideas with savvy perceptions about actual domestic and international politics.
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    Thick Translation
    Callaloo 16 (4): 808-19. 1993.
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    Reconstructing Racial Identities
    Research in African Literatures 27 (3): 58-72. 1996.