By Kwame Anthony Appiah
"A amazing and humane philosophy for our stressed age."—Samantha energy, writer of A challenge from Hell
Drawing on a huge diversity of disciplines, together with background, literature, and philosophy—as good because the author's personal event of lifestyles on 3 continents—Cosmopolitanism is an ethical manifesto for a planet we proportion with greater than six billion strangers.
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