Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at NYU. His latest books are As If: Idealization and Ideals and The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity. (October 2022)


The Defender of Differences

On Franz Boas and his critics

Franz Boas: The Emergence of the Anthropologist

by Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt

Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century

by Charles King

From Boas to Black Power: Racism, Liberalism, and American Anthropology

by Mark Anderson

May 28, 2020 issue

Claude Lévi-Strauss in his office in Paris, 1969

The Key to All Mythologies

Lévi-Strauss: A Biography

by Emmanuelle Loyer, translated from the French by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff

Claude Lévi-Strauss: A Critical Study of His Thought

by Maurice Godelier, translated from the French by Nora Scott

February 13, 2020 issue

Francis Bacon: Portrait of Michel Leiris, 1976

Surreal Anthropology

Phantom Africa

by Michel Leiris, translated from the French by Brent Hayes Edwards

March 8, 2018 issue

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