Princeton University Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah will deliver the first of three Presidential and Endowed Lectures in the Humanities and Arts. His lecture is entitled "The Ethics of Identity." A lecture discussion will take place at the Stanford Humanities Center the following day at 4 p.m.
Appiah is currently the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton. He has also held posts at Harvard, Duke, Cornell and Yale. His interests include philosophy of mind and language, African and African-American intellectual history, and political philosophy. The author of many wide-ranging essays, his books include "In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture" and "Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race." "The Ethics of Identity" will appear from Princeton University Press this fall.
Admission InfoFree and open to the public