In brief, Appiah ignores how power and wealth disproportionately benefit materially wealthier nations at the expense of materially poorer nations. The first part, A Traveler’s Tale, he introduces Sir Richard Francis, a well-traveled linguist, and a swordsman. Just where is the line separating interest/toleration from forced conventionality? by Norton, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time). Appiah takes time in the beginning of the book to illustrate how values and ways of living can differ, while people still share some foundational beliefs. I'm still compiling notes for an essay investigating the idea of "global citizenship", a prominent concept at the college where I teach and one that seems not nearly as much in harmony with the political climate of today (2018) as when this book was first published (2006), which also was more or less when our college first explicitly embraced the concept. Sharing the full story, not just the headlines. Log in to update your newsletter preferences. Appiah, writer of Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers and Michaels, writer of The Trouble with Identity: How We Learned to Love Diversity and Ignore Inequality both had different personal views, opinions and arguments when it came to the topic of diversity. Everyone everywhere who lives in a complex world should read this book. Most liked. We’d love your help. I've long liked to think of myself as a citizen of the world, as a cosmopolitan - so I was tad disappointed when bits of this book stuck in my craw. Read "Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time)" by Kwame Anthony Appiah available from Rakuten Kobo. Appiah gets us to consider controversial issues in the round - female genital mutilation, blood transfusion for Jehovah's Witnesses, many more. will be published daily in dedicated articles. Very readable account of Appiah's own experiences of cosmopolitanism linked to theory. He is confident of the ability of local identities to take care of themselves against the forces of cultural. His objection to this argument? You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. It celebrates the "contamination" of cosmopolitanism's curiousity and engagement with difference without critiquing seriously enough the uneven distributions of power that produce and map those differences. Cosmopolitanism: ethics in a world of strangers 2006, W.W. Norton in English - 1st ed. He agrees that the biggest colonizers (British) in history should maintain the repository of the heritage of the world in the British Museum. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. By not applying his brilliant mind to the most volatile situations, his mission loses heat and urgency. The curiosity tempers the extent to which caring might lead to a civilizing mission mindset, which might follow from caring combined with a lack of curiosity that comes when one thinks theyve got it. This landmark work challenges the separatist doctrines which have come to dominate our understanding of the world. Somewhat too popular science-y for what I was looking for (academic background text) but definitely worthwhile if you come at it from a general reader perspective. Just don't feel that I learned anything new nor was I led to any new ways of looking at or thinking about anything. I loved reading this and applying Appiah's understandings of cosmopolitanism to Moby Dick, which was why we had to read this text. For someone who wants the people of the world to enter into conversation with one another Appiah is surprisingly dismissive of others. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a world of strangers. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss And while there is a lot to admire in Appiah's stances, there is a lot to disagree with. He evaluates the values inherent in language itself. His travels and open-mindedness contributed to him being admitted to Mecca and Medina as a pilgrim, places only reserved for Muslims. 2007, in Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. Appiah’s Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers first chapter is comprised of two parts. continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. If someone really thinks that some group of people genuinely doesn’t matter at all, he will suppose they are outside the circle of those to whom justifications are due.”, Arthur Ross Book Award for Gold Medal (2007), Fundamental books to study history at university, interviewed on the Ezra Klein Show (podcast), Readers' Most Anticipated Books of December. ", Kwame Anthony Appiah, the president of the PEN American Center, is the author of, “I am urging that we should learn about people in other places, take an interest in their civilizations, their arguments, their errors, their achievements, not because that will bring us to agreement, but because it will help us get used to one another.”, “Once you start offering reasons for ignoring the interests of others, however, reasoning itself will usually draw you into a kind of universality. Web, itinerant exhibitions). He elegantly turns away from the implications of his advocacy, in particular for the US. Anyway! Anthony Appiah’s belief in having conversations across boundaries, and in recognizing our obligations to other human beings, offers a welcome prescription for a world … Read full book and watched lecture on YouTube. (2009). Hitler and Stalin launched regular invectives against "rootless cosmopolitans". Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Taken as separate set pieces, I would rate most of this book's chapters as worthy of five stars. But I digress. In previous periods of absolutism and certainties, great minds arose to resist brute forces and propaganda. the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. This is not to say, however, that the search for universals, or for ideals is a useless pursuit, only that the motivations, rationalizations and deployment of universals must be examined carefully. Anyway! To see what your friends thought of this book, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Guidelines. Appiah uses examples from the Ghanian side of his family as introductions to discussions of moral disagreement, practical ethics, dealing with strangers, globalisation, and culture and cultural appropriation. It celebrates the "contamination" of cosmopolitanism's curiousity and engagement with difference without critiquing seriously enough the uneven distributions of power that produce and map those differences. Saw lots of connections with All American Boys, Happiness, Go Went Gone, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas...also The Good Place which is my new binge show. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when Where are the sages when you need them? The right despises it because cosmopolitans make bad nationalists and patriots. I don't always find books by philosophers easy to read, but I think that's just because I often don't understand the shorthand references to "Hegalian" perspectives and such that require a knowledge of philosophy to interpret. Moreover, there is little if any. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Kwame Anthony Appiah takes up the challenge. He rejects. I kind of was looking for more of a bite but I think it's a good book I'd want a lot of people to read. Thoroughly, disappointingly mediocre. Kwame Anthony Appiah is a philosopher who thinks about the ethical questions that accompany a cosmopolitan identity. 1. Kwame Anthony Appiah, the president of the PEN American Center, is the author of The Ethics of Identity, Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy, The Honor Code and the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism. Appiah was born into cosmopolitanism. It fell far from making a radical case for solidarity, or anything for that matter. Published in 2006, the book details ideas about ethics that Appiah developed over years writing journal articles and giving lectures. As a student of philosophy, and as a person genuinely interested in the type of project that Appiah pursues herein, I became increasingly frustrated with his work here. In other words, Western corporations and business--many of which profit directly from oppressing Third World nations can keep there intellectual property and grow wealthy but historically marginalized peoples should not similarly have that right. Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well as the author's own experience of life on three continents—Cosmopolitanism is a moral manifesto for … Independent Premium. It was pretty interesting. Appiah disagrees with Peter Singer et al about the conclusions drawn from the Shallow Pond thought experiment, in which we are said to have very demanding ethical obligations to donate as much of our worldly possessions as possible to help the poor in the third world. 13, No. It takes a difficult topic: How do we live in a world that's diverse and contradictory – and engages a thoughtful and gentle conversation and consideration about this subject, I read this book as an introduction to the complexities of living respectfully and humanely in a world where people do not all value the same things or organize their lives the same way. This is definably the age of zealotry, not the first in history but the most dangerous, as nuclear arms proliferate and cultural divides deepen rapidly as if to spite globalised trade and communication. Rethinking History: Vol. Really Kwame? A very complete, carefully reasoned and composed, dispassionate, description of the idea we're no longer a member of some tribe but rather a "global citizen", and as such should be equally nice to everybody. Please Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The solutions he proposes are based on an optimism that I am not sure I share. This is a thought-provoking, very practical and applicable study of cosmopolitanism -- the title really says it all. How come there is no substantial analysis of Israel's increasingly obdurate Zionism? February 17th 2007 try again, the name must be unique, Please 'active' : ''"> Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophyas well as the author's own experience of life on three continents, Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well as the author's own experience of life on three continents—. I have to say I find Appiah’s cosmopolitanism to be incredibly appealing. Moreover, there is little if any acknowledgement of what critics like Tim Brennan argue vehemently...that cosmopolitanism, like globalization and neoliberalism, are universals with origins in the West--their dissemination serves the interest of not all, but some. 'active' : ''"> All authoritarians detest the internationalist spirit. I don't have much to say about this book. Then there is Bernard Williams who contends that utilitarianism demands too much of us, and that we should devote time and money to personal projects that we find meaningful. It felt like a book that just glanced around on the surface of the author's "we are one world under it all" philosophy. Most liked, -1) ? ... a very thoughtful, at times critical, but affirming look at ethics from the perspective of those of us (myself included) who put at least as much value in being a citizen of the world as that of any one country, who see difference in peoples and cultures more as an opportunity for learning more about the human condition as an amalgamate of _all_ human experience, rather than a reason to wall off from one another. 'active' : ''"> It's not that I necessarily disagree with the book's message. Call me a globalized liberal who thinks we can work most things out, but the fact that besides a bedrock belief in toleration of all but intolerance, there is little else that exists as a absolute in Appiah's thinking is attractive to me. Appiah proposes cosmopolitanism as a solution. This book, despite the interesting topic + scholar guiding it, bored me to rage. I can't wrap my head around author's calling himself a cosmopolitan throughout the book and stating in various parts of the book that cosmopolitanism isn't about equal care for strangers. We'd better start with the recognition that they don't. I'm a philosopher by trade and philosophers rarely write useful books." Get this from a library! The overall scheme of the book concerns the principles of the existence of different people bound by a simple nexus of common values and humanity. 3, pp. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Nonetheless, alongside Amartya Sen's book from the same series, An intelligent though not perfect exploration of what it means to live in a globalised world. If the word conjures up images of chic city dwellers or the frou-frou drinks they possibly consume, rest assured: Appiah's using cosmopolitanism in the sense of the original root word: cosmos. 'active' : ''"> I had a chance to hear him speak last semester, and I recommend it to anyone who has the time. There is little to argue in Appiah's general argument that conversations (and through conversations, understanding) happen more between individual people than between cultures or nations. Later chapters show how difficult it can be to put a commitment to respect for other peoples and cultures into practice, and suggest alternative ways of going. Cosmopolitanism. His book Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers is a relatively academic treatment on this topic. Be the first to ask a question about Cosmopolitanism. Every once in a while it would start down an interesting path, but cut it off quickly with a homily. Applying principal component factor analysis to various items in the 2005/6 World Values Study, we find two different kinds of trust which we term “primordial” and “cosmopolitan”. Saw lots of connections with All American Boys, Happiness, Go Went Gone, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas...also The Good Place which is my new binge show. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies ", Yasmin Alibhai-Brown's latest book, 'Some of My Best Friends Are...', is published by Politico's, The best in film, music, TV & radio straight to your inbox, Register with your social account or click here to log in. But a savant he is not, not in this book at least. Hare's suggestion of adopting general rules of thumb for ethical behavior, since neither can we know the full consequences of our actions nor do we have the time to examine the consequences of every trivial decision we make in a robust way. Reading this book today, then, seems a bit anachronistic, but I still find Appiah's arguments as appealing as ever--and probably more necessary than ever. A couple of the arguments in this book were pretty terrible, the rest being rather tepid. Through anecdotes and thought experiments, Appiah develops the “caring and curiosity” stance. St Paul, Kant, Voltaire cherished commonalities between humans. Appiah's naive thesis--never clearly articulated--appears to be that the world would be a better place, more "cosmopolitan"--in the paradoxical Greek sense of the word--if we only sought to share and understand each other better. Appiah goes further still: "...we have obligations to others, obligations that stretch beyond those to whom we are related by the ties of kith and kind." aaaa. There is no coherent theory in the book and if there is a theory it basically is about mutual respect and understanding each other blah blah (you might as well call it how to be a human and not necessarily cosmopolitan). Reading this book today, then, seems a bit anachronistic, but I still find Appiah's arguments as appealing as ever--and probably more. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? The end is not relativism but collective values. What are our ethical obligations to strangers? Enter your email to follow new comments on this article. For example, illegally and legally obtained art currently held in European museums might often serve "humanity" better by remaining there, so long as it can be widely shared (i.e. The book, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, is a clear and well-written book which is enjoyable to read. try again, the name must be unique, Please Appiah revives the ancient philosophy of Cosmopolitanism, which dates back to the Cynics of the 4th century, as a means of understanding the complex world of today. Cosmopolitanism is the idea that all human beings are, or could or should be, members of a single community.Different views of what constitutes this community may include a focus on moral standards, economic practices, political structures, and/or cultural forms. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time) - Ebook written by Kwame Anthony Appiah. I didnt hate this as much as many of my classmates did. And that's the pity of it all. Cosmopolitanism : ethics in a world of strangers. Web, itinerant exhibitions). It takes a difficult topic: How do we live in a world that's diverse and contradictory and engages a thoughtful and gentle conversation and consideration about this subject, Everyone everywhere who lives in a complex world should read this book. I read this book as an introduction to the complexities of living respectfully and humanely in a world where people do not all value the same things or organize their lives the same way. Like millions of others, I yearn for the cessation of aggressive binary discourse and spiralling wars that have all but killed the buoyancy of the new millennium. There have 1 Appiah, Kwame Anthony, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers,(2006), WW Norton: NY, pp.xii-xiii 2 Ibid, p. xv Create a commenting name to join the debate. An intelligent though not perfect exploration of what it means to live in a globalised world. To acquire this empathy we must engage in vigorous conversation. We are presented with caricatures of anti-globalists, postmodern relativists and people who want to preserve some kind of cultural authenticity, their arguments being presented in an overly simplistic fashion so that Appiah can easily wave them away. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers by Kwame Anthony Appiah. Turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. An inconsistent book that makes a case for living and let live in an increasingly cosmopolitan world. There's something really clever going on in Appiah's take on ethics in a global world. K. A. Appiah is himself a citizen of the world: a professor of philosophy at Princeton, with a Ghanian father and an English mother, he was raised in Ghana and educated in This last will appear to people who dislike Peter Singer's drowning child thought experiment, though I think his dismissal of some aspects of Singer’s drowning child is too quick and fails to on some level to grapple with Singer’s questions. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Appiah defines cosmopolitanism as a stance that prioritizes the virtues of caring and curiositythat is, a disposition toward caring for all of humanity but then also having a curiosity based on a belief that we have important things to learn from the diversity of human experience and perspectives. I think he misses the point re cultural property rights and why they are important. The central creed he promulgates is universalist, going back to the Greeks and the Cynics in the 4th century BC. by Kwame Anthony Appiah. And while there is a lot to admire in Appiah's stances, there is a lot to disagree with. Appiah disagrees with Peter Singer et al about the conclusions drawn from the Shallow Pond thought experiment, in which we are said to have very demanding ethical obligations to donate as much of our worldly possessions as possible to help the poor in the third world. I would need to read it again (and not so fragmentedly) and ponder it well, in. He goes out of his way to point out that while the main thrust of his positive argument is "you care about X because your neighbour does" is easy to articulate, it's damn hard to get there in most ethical systems. Appiah could have made something similar to R.M. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers by Kwame Anthony Appiah 196pp, Allen Lane, £16.99 Prehistoric hunter-gatherers encountered fewer people in a … Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time) You come away more sober and mature, hopefully a bit better at reaching opinions. Thoroughly, disappointingly mediocre. Appiah writes elegantly about cosmopolitanism, lacing his narrative (employing "we" as in, "we cosmopolitans") with anecdotes, effectively referencing philosophers, authors, and the like. Turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. For instance, this is from almost the end of the book: "to say that we have obligations to strangers isn't to demand that they have the same grip on our sympathies as our nearest and dearest. You might not require more era to spend to go to the book start as without difficulty as search for them. Arguing that we concentrate too much on what makes us different rather than recognising our common humanity, … Cosmopolitanism is the idea that we have moral duties to all persons, even … This book would be good for generating a discussion about multiculturalism in a middle-school or high-school classroom. However, I agreed with almost all of it, and some of it was a relief to read - to see some things that had been niggling at me, now set out in black and white, with 'permission' to feel that's OK. Maybe it was more the examples than the messages that bothered me? There is no coherent theory in the book and if there is a theory it basically is about mutual respect and understanding each other blah blah (you might as well call it how to be a human and not necessarily cosmopolitan). A reason is an offer of a ground for thinking or feeling or doing something. Persons, even … cosmopolitanism issues in the round - female genital mutilation, blood transfusion for Jehovah 's,... 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Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? I have been aware of it for several years, have seen it referenced in various places and decided I should actually read the thing. The book is insidious, however...too easy in its conclusions. Download for print-disabled ... ethics in a world of strangers 1st ed. 'active' : ''"> In brief, Appiah ignores how power and wealth disproportionately benefit materially wealthier nations at the expense of materially poorer nations. The first part, A Traveler’s Tale, he introduces Sir Richard Francis, a well-traveled linguist, and a swordsman. Just where is the line separating interest/toleration from forced conventionality? by Norton, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time). Appiah takes time in the beginning of the book to illustrate how values and ways of living can differ, while people still share some foundational beliefs. I'm still compiling notes for an essay investigating the idea of "global citizenship", a prominent concept at the college where I teach and one that seems not nearly as much in harmony with the political climate of today (2018) as when this book was first published (2006), which also was more or less when our college first explicitly embraced the concept. Sharing the full story, not just the headlines. Log in to update your newsletter preferences. Appiah, writer of Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers and Michaels, writer of The Trouble with Identity: How We Learned to Love Diversity and Ignore Inequality both had different personal views, opinions and arguments when it came to the topic of diversity. Everyone everywhere who lives in a complex world should read this book. Most liked. We’d love your help. I've long liked to think of myself as a citizen of the world, as a cosmopolitan - so I was tad disappointed when bits of this book stuck in my craw. Read "Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time)" by Kwame Anthony Appiah available from Rakuten Kobo. Appiah gets us to consider controversial issues in the round - female genital mutilation, blood transfusion for Jehovah's Witnesses, many more. will be published daily in dedicated articles. Very readable account of Appiah's own experiences of cosmopolitanism linked to theory. He is confident of the ability of local identities to take care of themselves against the forces of cultural. His objection to this argument? You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. It celebrates the "contamination" of cosmopolitanism's curiousity and engagement with difference without critiquing seriously enough the uneven distributions of power that produce and map those differences. Cosmopolitanism: ethics in a world of strangers 2006, W.W. Norton in English - 1st ed. He agrees that the biggest colonizers (British) in history should maintain the repository of the heritage of the world in the British Museum. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. By not applying his brilliant mind to the most volatile situations, his mission loses heat and urgency. The curiosity tempers the extent to which caring might lead to a civilizing mission mindset, which might follow from caring combined with a lack of curiosity that comes when one thinks theyve got it. This landmark work challenges the separatist doctrines which have come to dominate our understanding of the world. Somewhat too popular science-y for what I was looking for (academic background text) but definitely worthwhile if you come at it from a general reader perspective. Just don't feel that I learned anything new nor was I led to any new ways of looking at or thinking about anything. I loved reading this and applying Appiah's understandings of cosmopolitanism to Moby Dick, which was why we had to read this text. For someone who wants the people of the world to enter into conversation with one another Appiah is surprisingly dismissive of others. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a world of strangers. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss And while there is a lot to admire in Appiah's stances, there is a lot to disagree with. He evaluates the values inherent in language itself. His travels and open-mindedness contributed to him being admitted to Mecca and Medina as a pilgrim, places only reserved for Muslims. 2007, in Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. Appiah’s Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers first chapter is comprised of two parts. continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. If someone really thinks that some group of people genuinely doesn’t matter at all, he will suppose they are outside the circle of those to whom justifications are due.”, Arthur Ross Book Award for Gold Medal (2007), Fundamental books to study history at university, interviewed on the Ezra Klein Show (podcast), Readers' Most Anticipated Books of December. ", Kwame Anthony Appiah, the president of the PEN American Center, is the author of, “I am urging that we should learn about people in other places, take an interest in their civilizations, their arguments, their errors, their achievements, not because that will bring us to agreement, but because it will help us get used to one another.”, “Once you start offering reasons for ignoring the interests of others, however, reasoning itself will usually draw you into a kind of universality. Web, itinerant exhibitions). He elegantly turns away from the implications of his advocacy, in particular for the US. Anyway! Anthony Appiah’s belief in having conversations across boundaries, and in recognizing our obligations to other human beings, offers a welcome prescription for a world … Read full book and watched lecture on YouTube. (2009). Hitler and Stalin launched regular invectives against "rootless cosmopolitans". Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Taken as separate set pieces, I would rate most of this book's chapters as worthy of five stars. But I digress. In previous periods of absolutism and certainties, great minds arose to resist brute forces and propaganda. the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. This is not to say, however, that the search for universals, or for ideals is a useless pursuit, only that the motivations, rationalizations and deployment of universals must be examined carefully. Anyway! To see what your friends thought of this book, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Guidelines. Appiah uses examples from the Ghanian side of his family as introductions to discussions of moral disagreement, practical ethics, dealing with strangers, globalisation, and culture and cultural appropriation. It celebrates the "contamination" of cosmopolitanism's curiousity and engagement with difference without critiquing seriously enough the uneven distributions of power that produce and map those differences. Saw lots of connections with All American Boys, Happiness, Go Went Gone, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas...also The Good Place which is my new binge show. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when Where are the sages when you need them? The right despises it because cosmopolitans make bad nationalists and patriots. I don't always find books by philosophers easy to read, but I think that's just because I often don't understand the shorthand references to "Hegalian" perspectives and such that require a knowledge of philosophy to interpret. Moreover, there is little if any. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Kwame Anthony Appiah takes up the challenge. He rejects. I kind of was looking for more of a bite but I think it's a good book I'd want a lot of people to read. Thoroughly, disappointingly mediocre. Kwame Anthony Appiah is a philosopher who thinks about the ethical questions that accompany a cosmopolitan identity. 1. Kwame Anthony Appiah, the president of the PEN American Center, is the author of The Ethics of Identity, Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy, The Honor Code and the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism. Appiah was born into cosmopolitanism. It fell far from making a radical case for solidarity, or anything for that matter. Published in 2006, the book details ideas about ethics that Appiah developed over years writing journal articles and giving lectures. As a student of philosophy, and as a person genuinely interested in the type of project that Appiah pursues herein, I became increasingly frustrated with his work here. In other words, Western corporations and business--many of which profit directly from oppressing Third World nations can keep there intellectual property and grow wealthy but historically marginalized peoples should not similarly have that right. Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well as the author's own experience of life on three continents—Cosmopolitanism is a moral manifesto for … Independent Premium. It was pretty interesting. Appiah disagrees with Peter Singer et al about the conclusions drawn from the Shallow Pond thought experiment, in which we are said to have very demanding ethical obligations to donate as much of our worldly possessions as possible to help the poor in the third world. 13, No. It takes a difficult topic: How do we live in a world that's diverse and contradictory – and engages a thoughtful and gentle conversation and consideration about this subject, I read this book as an introduction to the complexities of living respectfully and humanely in a world where people do not all value the same things or organize their lives the same way. This is definably the age of zealotry, not the first in history but the most dangerous, as nuclear arms proliferate and cultural divides deepen rapidly as if to spite globalised trade and communication. Rethinking History: Vol. Really Kwame? A very complete, carefully reasoned and composed, dispassionate, description of the idea we're no longer a member of some tribe but rather a "global citizen", and as such should be equally nice to everybody. Please Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The solutions he proposes are based on an optimism that I am not sure I share. This is a thought-provoking, very practical and applicable study of cosmopolitanism -- the title really says it all. How come there is no substantial analysis of Israel's increasingly obdurate Zionism? February 17th 2007 try again, the name must be unique, Please 'active' : ''"> Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophyas well as the author's own experience of life on three continents, Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well as the author's own experience of life on three continents—. I have to say I find Appiah’s cosmopolitanism to be incredibly appealing. Moreover, there is little if any acknowledgement of what critics like Tim Brennan argue vehemently...that cosmopolitanism, like globalization and neoliberalism, are universals with origins in the West--their dissemination serves the interest of not all, but some. 'active' : ''"> All authoritarians detest the internationalist spirit. I don't have much to say about this book. Then there is Bernard Williams who contends that utilitarianism demands too much of us, and that we should devote time and money to personal projects that we find meaningful. It felt like a book that just glanced around on the surface of the author's "we are one world under it all" philosophy. Most liked, -1) ? ... a very thoughtful, at times critical, but affirming look at ethics from the perspective of those of us (myself included) who put at least as much value in being a citizen of the world as that of any one country, who see difference in peoples and cultures more as an opportunity for learning more about the human condition as an amalgamate of _all_ human experience, rather than a reason to wall off from one another. 'active' : ''"> It's not that I necessarily disagree with the book's message. Call me a globalized liberal who thinks we can work most things out, but the fact that besides a bedrock belief in toleration of all but intolerance, there is little else that exists as a absolute in Appiah's thinking is attractive to me. Appiah proposes cosmopolitanism as a solution. This book, despite the interesting topic + scholar guiding it, bored me to rage. I can't wrap my head around author's calling himself a cosmopolitan throughout the book and stating in various parts of the book that cosmopolitanism isn't about equal care for strangers. We'd better start with the recognition that they don't. I'm a philosopher by trade and philosophers rarely write useful books." Get this from a library! The overall scheme of the book concerns the principles of the existence of different people bound by a simple nexus of common values and humanity. 3, pp. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Nonetheless, alongside Amartya Sen's book from the same series, An intelligent though not perfect exploration of what it means to live in a globalised world. If the word conjures up images of chic city dwellers or the frou-frou drinks they possibly consume, rest assured: Appiah's using cosmopolitanism in the sense of the original root word: cosmos. 'active' : ''"> I had a chance to hear him speak last semester, and I recommend it to anyone who has the time. There is little to argue in Appiah's general argument that conversations (and through conversations, understanding) happen more between individual people than between cultures or nations. Later chapters show how difficult it can be to put a commitment to respect for other peoples and cultures into practice, and suggest alternative ways of going. Cosmopolitanism. His book Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers is a relatively academic treatment on this topic. Be the first to ask a question about Cosmopolitanism. Every once in a while it would start down an interesting path, but cut it off quickly with a homily. Applying principal component factor analysis to various items in the 2005/6 World Values Study, we find two different kinds of trust which we term “primordial” and “cosmopolitan”. Saw lots of connections with All American Boys, Happiness, Go Went Gone, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas...also The Good Place which is my new binge show. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies ", Yasmin Alibhai-Brown's latest book, 'Some of My Best Friends Are...', is published by Politico's, The best in film, music, TV & radio straight to your inbox, Register with your social account or click here to log in. But a savant he is not, not in this book at least. Hare's suggestion of adopting general rules of thumb for ethical behavior, since neither can we know the full consequences of our actions nor do we have the time to examine the consequences of every trivial decision we make in a robust way. Reading this book today, then, seems a bit anachronistic, but I still find Appiah's arguments as appealing as ever--and probably more necessary than ever. A couple of the arguments in this book were pretty terrible, the rest being rather tepid. Through anecdotes and thought experiments, Appiah develops the “caring and curiosity” stance. St Paul, Kant, Voltaire cherished commonalities between humans. Appiah's naive thesis--never clearly articulated--appears to be that the world would be a better place, more "cosmopolitan"--in the paradoxical Greek sense of the word--if we only sought to share and understand each other better. Appiah goes further still: "...we have obligations to others, obligations that stretch beyond those to whom we are related by the ties of kith and kind." aaaa. There is no coherent theory in the book and if there is a theory it basically is about mutual respect and understanding each other blah blah (you might as well call it how to be a human and not necessarily cosmopolitan). Reading this book today, then, seems a bit anachronistic, but I still find Appiah's arguments as appealing as ever--and probably more. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? The end is not relativism but collective values. What are our ethical obligations to strangers? Enter your email to follow new comments on this article. For example, illegally and legally obtained art currently held in European museums might often serve "humanity" better by remaining there, so long as it can be widely shared (i.e. The book, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, is a clear and well-written book which is enjoyable to read. try again, the name must be unique, Please Appiah revives the ancient philosophy of Cosmopolitanism, which dates back to the Cynics of the 4th century, as a means of understanding the complex world of today. Cosmopolitanism is the idea that all human beings are, or could or should be, members of a single community.Different views of what constitutes this community may include a focus on moral standards, economic practices, political structures, and/or cultural forms. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time) - Ebook written by Kwame Anthony Appiah. I didnt hate this as much as many of my classmates did. And that's the pity of it all. Cosmopolitanism : ethics in a world of strangers. Web, itinerant exhibitions). It takes a difficult topic: How do we live in a world that's diverse and contradictory and engages a thoughtful and gentle conversation and consideration about this subject, Everyone everywhere who lives in a complex world should read this book. I read this book as an introduction to the complexities of living respectfully and humanely in a world where people do not all value the same things or organize their lives the same way. Like millions of others, I yearn for the cessation of aggressive binary discourse and spiralling wars that have all but killed the buoyancy of the new millennium. There have 1 Appiah, Kwame Anthony, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers,(2006), WW Norton: NY, pp.xii-xiii 2 Ibid, p. xv Create a commenting name to join the debate. An intelligent though not perfect exploration of what it means to live in a globalised world. To acquire this empathy we must engage in vigorous conversation. We are presented with caricatures of anti-globalists, postmodern relativists and people who want to preserve some kind of cultural authenticity, their arguments being presented in an overly simplistic fashion so that Appiah can easily wave them away. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers by Kwame Anthony Appiah. Turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. An inconsistent book that makes a case for living and let live in an increasingly cosmopolitan world. There's something really clever going on in Appiah's take on ethics in a global world. K. A. Appiah is himself a citizen of the world: a professor of philosophy at Princeton, with a Ghanian father and an English mother, he was raised in Ghana and educated in This last will appear to people who dislike Peter Singer's drowning child thought experiment, though I think his dismissal of some aspects of Singer’s drowning child is too quick and fails to on some level to grapple with Singer’s questions. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Appiah defines cosmopolitanism as a stance that prioritizes the virtues of caring and curiositythat is, a disposition toward caring for all of humanity but then also having a curiosity based on a belief that we have important things to learn from the diversity of human experience and perspectives. I think he misses the point re cultural property rights and why they are important. The central creed he promulgates is universalist, going back to the Greeks and the Cynics in the 4th century BC. by Kwame Anthony Appiah. And while there is a lot to admire in Appiah's stances, there is a lot to disagree with. Appiah disagrees with Peter Singer et al about the conclusions drawn from the Shallow Pond thought experiment, in which we are said to have very demanding ethical obligations to donate as much of our worldly possessions as possible to help the poor in the third world. I would need to read it again (and not so fragmentedly) and ponder it well, in. He goes out of his way to point out that while the main thrust of his positive argument is "you care about X because your neighbour does" is easy to articulate, it's damn hard to get there in most ethical systems. Appiah could have made something similar to R.M. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers by Kwame Anthony Appiah 196pp, Allen Lane, £16.99 Prehistoric hunter-gatherers encountered fewer people in a … Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time) You come away more sober and mature, hopefully a bit better at reaching opinions. Thoroughly, disappointingly mediocre. Appiah writes elegantly about cosmopolitanism, lacing his narrative (employing "we" as in, "we cosmopolitans") with anecdotes, effectively referencing philosophers, authors, and the like. Turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. For instance, this is from almost the end of the book: "to say that we have obligations to strangers isn't to demand that they have the same grip on our sympathies as our nearest and dearest. You might not require more era to spend to go to the book start as without difficulty as search for them. Arguing that we concentrate too much on what makes us different rather than recognising our common humanity, … Cosmopolitanism is the idea that we have moral duties to all persons, even … This book would be good for generating a discussion about multiculturalism in a middle-school or high-school classroom. However, I agreed with almost all of it, and some of it was a relief to read - to see some things that had been niggling at me, now set out in black and white, with 'permission' to feel that's OK. Maybe it was more the examples than the messages that bothered me? There is no coherent theory in the book and if there is a theory it basically is about mutual respect and understanding each other blah blah (you might as well call it how to be a human and not necessarily cosmopolitan). A reason is an offer of a ground for thinking or feeling or doing something. Persons, even … cosmopolitanism issues in the round - female genital mutilation, blood transfusion for Jehovah 's,... 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