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Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony AppiahAKA Kwame Anthony Akroma-Ampim Kusi Appiah

Born: 8-May-1954
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Ethics of Identity

Collaborator with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

[1] Openly gay, living with his partner. Drake Bennett, "The trouble with identity", The Boston Globe, 6-Feb-2005. Anton S. Troianovski, "One-time Harvard Professor Explores Clashing Identities", The Harvard Crimson, 18-Feb-2005. Appiah sits on the advisory board of GLQ: The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies.

Father: Joseph Appiah (barriest, b. in Ghana)
Mother: Peggy Cripps (dau. of Sir Stafford Cripps)

    High School: Bryanston School
BA, Clare College, Cambridge University (1975)
    University: PhD Philosophy, Clare College, Cambridge University (1982)
    Professor: Yale University (1981-86)
    Professor: Cornell University (1986-89)
    Professor: Duke University (1990-91)
    Professor: Harvard University (1999-2002)
    Professor: Center for Human Values, Princeton University (2002-)

    Dean for America
    Ghanaian Ancestry

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Author of books:
Assertion and Conditionals (1985)
For Truth in Semantics (1986)
Necessary Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy (1989)
Avenging Angel (1991, novel)
In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture (1992)
Nobody Likes Letitia (1994, novel)
Another Death in Venice (1995, novel)
In Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race (1996, with Amy Gutmann)
Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy (2003)
The Ethics of Identity (2005)

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