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Ethics of Identity

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Reading from The Ethics of Identity

By Dr Kwame Anthony Appiah

Race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality: in the past
couple of decades, a great deal of attention has been paid to such
collective identities. They clamor for recognition and respect,
sometimes at the expense of other things we value. But to what extent
do "identities" constrain our freedom, our ability to make an
individual life, and to what extent do they enable our individuality?
In this beautifully written work, renowned philosopher and African
Studies scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah draws on thinkers through the
ages and across the globe to explore such questions.

"The Ethics of Identity" takes seriously both the claims of
individuality--the task of making a life---and the claims of identity,
these large and often abstract social categories through which we
define ourselves.



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