Appiah, a leading philosopher (“America’s Socrates”) and a professor at Princeton University, demonstrates that honor is the driving force in the struggle against man’s inhumanity to man.
Kwame Anthony Appiah, the president of the PEN American Center, is the author of the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. Raised in Ghana and educated in England, he has taught philosophy on three continents and is currently a professor at Princeton University, working in the Philosophy Department and the University Center for Human Values.
Jack Miles is Senior Fellow for Religious Affairs with the Pacific Council on International Policy and Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies, University of California, Irvine. A MacArthur Fellow (2003-2007), Miles won the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for God: A Biography, which has since been translated into sixteen languages. A former member of the Los Angeles Times editorial board, he is currently general editor of the forthcoming Norton Anthology of World Religions.
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