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    In the essay Why Africa? Why Art? ,written by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Appiah dispatches some different perspectives about the standard deviation of art and how Western art is defined. Her perspectives and interpretation regarding art is witness every time we look at any ingenious objects performances and so forth. These things are formerly perceived as creative things that are outermost art. Furthermore, Appiah also defines Western art by stating “We know art can serve a political or a moral or even a commercial purpose, but to see something as art is to evaluate it in ways that go beyond asking whether it serves these “extrinsic” purposes.” (1).This clearly states that Western art is a mixture and complex art that comes from different traditions…

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    To American- British- Ghanaian philosopher, Kwame Anthony Appiah, religion has a variety of roles in his idea of cosmopolitanism around the world: as a cultural artifice that is subject to adjustment, a subject that affects cultural change, and as an emulator for it. Religion to him is both a positive and negative force , however, he suspects that the progress made through cosmopolitanism will get diminished by the latter half. Globalization is a way to push the benefits of the developed world…

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    Wafa Ali Professor Norris English 5 December 9, 2015 The philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah encourages literal conversations, and engagements with strangers of different backgrounds. He emphasized on cross cultural barriers and how we have fundamental responsibilities to everyone around us. The philosopher seriously explores the claims of identity and the task of making a life, considering them as abstract social categories through which people define themselves. Therefore, Kwame indicates…

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    There is a common concept in some parts of the world that globalization of a community or country is wrong, and that it will have irreparable impact on the culture. This concept, while it may seem true for some people in their own opinion, for all it will not because globalization is inevitable. Kwame Anthony Appiah in Cosmopolitanism, calls to question this idea of globalization and the effects it has on homogeneity and culture. Essentially, the cultivation of his argument is the idea that…

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    An Ethical Dilemma

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    Violating an Ambiguous Confidence? An Ethical Dilemma In a September 7, 2016 publication of “The Ethicist” in The New York Times Magazine, Kwame Anthony Appiah responds to an ethical dilemma posed by a widow. The widow states that her husband of fifteen years had passed away. It had been a second marriage for both her and her husband. Upon his death, she found many journals he had kept over the years before they had met, which he seemed to have stopped writing shortly after their marriage. He…

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    entertain the thought of having sex with him. This has caused her to think of a love interest in her past, before her husband. They were sexually compatible, and she knows that she could rekindle that relationship if she wanted to. According to the Author, Kwame Anthony Appiah, the woman feels that she has the following options: She could break up her family by leaving her marriage to pursue her own satisfaction; she could get sexual satisfaction from someone she trust, and never tell her…

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    While many yearn for this change there are those who detest the very concept. These people believe that their identity and culture comes under threat if globalization is involved. This debate occupies the minds of many as the research the change that globalization brings to the continent of Africa and other nations. What we do know for sure is that globalization is brought about by the political views and economic standpoint of a nation, which many can argue is because of the western world’s…

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    Men disrespect me. Those who are privileged look down on me, and the racist fear I will bomb their “Land of the Free.” Kwame Anthony Appiah wrote his article “Racial Identities” explaining our different identities and how each of our “collective identities” makes up a script or narrative of shaping our life. I identify myself as an African-American-female-Muslim. As an American who feels oppressed in today's society because of my identity, I feel it affects my daily living and often the…

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    In his piece, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics In A World of Strangers, Kwame Anthony Appiah intends for his readers to re-evaluate his/her worldview and urges readers to use the concept of cosmopolitanism as a tool to understand modern society. Appiah defines cosmopolitanism as being two different ideas intertwined into one. Basically, it is the universal concern and respect for other people. He focuses on questions such as, are we as obligated to strangers as we are to people who are close to us? Or…

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    One thought is that globalization takes out social contrasts. While this may be valid in many perspectives, globalization has likewise brought on neighborhood and indigenous societies to take a guarded position and proactively dismiss outside impacts. Essayist Kwame Anthony Appiah has a different point of view on globalization, “He argues that there is a strong relationship between individuality as seen in the works of ancient philosophers and the social structure that we are in today”…

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