Books by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah was born in London (where his Ghanaian father was a law student) but moved as an infant to Ghana, where he grew up. He was educated at Cambridge University in England, where he took both B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy. His disse

THE LIES THAT BIND by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"A well-informed philosophical investigation into methods for breaking through 'walls that will not let in fresh and enlivening air.'"
In an exploration of the ways we label and confine ourselves, a celebrated philosopher advocates for a theory of human identity that recognizes but transcends race, religion, nation, culture, and class. Read full book review >
THE HONOR CODE by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Released: Sept. 13, 2010

"Readers who normally shy away from philosophical subjects will be pleasantly surprised."
An eminently readable philosophical discussion of morality based on historical examples. Read full book review >
AVENGING ANGEL by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Released: Aug. 22, 1991

"First of a promised series."
Somebody's poisoning members of the Apostles, a Cambridge secret society—titled undergraduate David Glen Tannock by penicillin; eminent physiologist Charles Phipps; and has-been topologist Godfrey Stanley by some especially foul neurotoxins—and sending them death- notes with little classical tags. Read full book review >