- This event has passed.
Kwame Anthony Appiah, “The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity”
November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
From the best-selling author of Cosmopolitanism comes a revealing exploration of how the collective identities that shape our polarized world are riddled with contradiction.
Gender. Religion. Race. Nationality. Class. Culture. Such affiliations give contours to our sense of self, and shape our polarized world. Yet the collective identities they spawn are riddled with contradictions and cratered with falsehoods. The Lies That Bind is an incandescent exploration of the nature and history of the identities that define us.
Kwame Anthony Appiah writes the ‘Ethicist’ column for the New York Times, and is the author of many influential books, including The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen and, most recently, As If: Idealization and Ideals. He is professor Emeritus at Princeton University and professor of philosophy and law at New York University.