Ghanaian/British Philosopher Speaks Thursday

Kwame Anthony Appiah is this year’s Frontier Forum lecture series speaker.


TAMPA, Fla. (April 16, 2013) - Ghanaian/British philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah will give a public lecture as part of the University of South Florida Frontier Forum lecture series, presented by the USF Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Faculty and sponsored by the USF Office of the Provost, USF College of Arts and Sciences and Mayor Bob Buckhorn. He will be discussing ideas from his book, “Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers.”


The lecture is free and open to the public and takes place on the Tampa campus in the Patel Center for Global Solutions Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.


Appiah is often called a postmodern Socrates, and for good reason: He asks probing questions about identity, ethnicity, honor and the world’s religions during a time when these difficult notions continue to shift. In this talk, Appiah will offer a new approach to living a moral life in the modern age, where the competing claims of “a Clash of Civilizations” on one hand, and a groundless moral relativism on the other, can make such a project seem impossible. With wit, reason and humanity, Appiah explores some of the central ethical questions of our time.


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