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    African studies and the concept of knowledge
    Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 88 (1): 23-56. 2005.
    This article summarizes my views on epistemological problems in African studies as I have expressed them previously in different contexts, mainly my book In My Father's House (1992), to which I refer the reader for further details. I start with an attempt to expose some natural errors in our thinking about the traditional-modern polarity, and thus help understand some striking and not generally appreciated similarities of the logical problem situation in modern western philosophy of science to t…Read more
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    Experimental Philosophy
    Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 82 (2). 2008.
    Some three score years ago, the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess found himself dissatisfied with “what are called ‘theories of truth’ in philosophical literature.” “The discussion has already lasted some 2500 years,” he wrote. “The number of participants amounts to a thousand, and the number of articles and books devoted to the discussion is much greater.” In this great ocean of words, he went on, the philosophers had often made bold statements about what “the man in the street” or “Das Volk” or…Read more
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    Here is a thorough, vividly written introduction to contemporary philosophy and some of the most crucial questions of human existence: the nature of mind and knowledge, the status of moral claims, the existence of God, the role of science, and the mysteries of language, among them. In Thinking It Through, esteemed philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah shows us what it means to "do" philosophy in our time and why it should matter to anyone who wishes to live a more thoughtful life. Opposing the common…Read more
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    Noah Feldman’s elegant essay contains many attractive suggestions, especially in its final compelling discussions of various conceptions of Cosmopolitan Law. Less importantly for your purposes, dear Reader, than for mine, it also provides a fair and clear account of some of my own discussions of cosmopolitanism (in the course of which I have made a few suggestions that may be of relevance for the law). In this brief response, I should like to focus on clarifying one of the conceptual distinction…Read more
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    The limits of being liberal
    Philosophia Africana 8 (2): 93-97. 2005.
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    Reply to Gracia, Moody-Adams and Nussbaum
    Journal of Social Philosophy 37 (2). 2005.
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    Why Africa? Why Art?
    In Tom Phillips (ed.), Africa: The Art of a Continent, Royal Academy. pp. 21-26. 1995.
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    Mihaela frunză
    with Cosmopolitism Etica and Of Strangers
    Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 7 (19): 249-252. 2008.
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    Call for Papers
    with Joseph Frank and Stanley N. Katz
    Common Knowledge 25 (1-3): 9-10. 2019.
    At the founding editor’s invitation in 1991–92, the members of the editorial board and the department editors of Common Knowledge wrote individual and small-group calls for papers to be published in the inaugural issue of Spring 1992 and the succeeding issue, Fall 1992. This call for papers was published among the second group.
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    Contributors
    Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 88 (1): 141-142. 2005.
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    Whose culture is it?
    In James Cuno (ed.), Whose Culture?, Princeton University Press. pp. 71-86. 2009.
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    In My Father's House
    Hypatia 11 (1): 175-201. 1996.
    Judeo-Christian and Anglo-Saxon forms of marriage have injected patrilineal values and companionate expectations into the Akan matrilineal family structure. As Anthony Appiah demonstrates, these infusions have generated severe strains in the matrikin social structures and, in extreme cases, resulted in the break up of families. In this essay, I investigate the ideological politics at play in this patrilinealization of Asante society
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    The Arts of Africa
    In Richard English & Joseph Morrison Skelly (eds.), Ideas Matter: Essays in Honour of Connor Cruise o’Brien, Poolberg. pp. 251-264. 1998.
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    Epilogue
    In Amy Gutmann & Kwame Anthony Appiah (eds.), Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race, Princeton University Press. pp. 179-184. 1998.
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    The Ethics of Identity
    Princeton University Press. 2005.