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Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah

Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah

Update: 2018-10-222
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What gives each of us our sense of who we are? At the most personal level we all have our own family background. In the most general sense we are, all of us, part of the human species. But it’s the stuff in between that puts us in groups or tribes and often motivates our behaviour. Gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality- these are the persistent fault lines that seem to separate us from them. Stephen Sackur speaks to Kwame Antony Appiah, an academic and public intellectual who says we need to rethink identity to escape the myths of the past. But how?

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Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah

Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah

BBC World Service