Kwame Anthony Appiah, the philosopher who is one of the academic world’s most respected intellectuals, has announced that he will join the faculty at New York University. Currently, the Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, Professor Appiah will spend half the academic year teaching in the department of philosophy and the New York University School of Law. He will teach the other semester at NYU campus around the world, particularly at the campus in Abu Dhabi.
Born in London, Professor Appiah grew up in Ghana. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University. Before teaching at Princeton, Professor Appiah taught at Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Duke, and the University of Ghana.
Professor Appiah is the author of many books including In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture (Oxford University Press, 1992) and The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen (W.W. Norton, 2010). His latest book Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity will be published by Harvard University Press in February.