Ethics in a World of Strangers

By Kwame Anthony Appiah; JR. Henry Louis Gates (Editor)

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393061550, 196pp.

Publication Date: January 2006

Reviving the ancient philosophy of "Cosmopolitanism," a school of thought that dates to the Cynics of the fourth century BCE, Appiah traces its influence through history to show how Western intellectuals and leaders have wildly exaggerated the power of difference--and neglected the power of one.