Thursday, October 7, 2010
Recent pieces by and about Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Anthony Appiah's review of Sam Harris' Moral Landscape;
Appiah's insightful conjectures about what we will be condemned for by future generations;
Bookforum's interview with Appiah about his new book, The Honor Code (in which Appiah quotes from Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year);
another interview, this time on NPR's Talk of the Nation;
and more about his book at the Big Think.
Appiah's mother, Peggy Appiah, was a British author and his father, Joe Appiah, was a Ghanaian statesman. They are said to have partly inspired the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Two of Anthony Appiah's uncles were kings of the Ashanti, and his British grandfather was Sir Stafford Cripps.
Update (Nov. 10, 2010): Here's a piece by Appiah in The Telegraph.