Searching for Bedrock


Cosmopolitanism Ethics in a World of Strangers Kwame Anthony Appiah Norton, $23.95, 196 pp. _____________________________ Philosophy, John Dewey said, is not knowledge but wisdom, by which he meant the use of the best available knowledge to advance “a sense for the better kind of life to be led.” Hence, philosophy was best conceived as a kind of cultural criticism, offering “ground maps” for moral life. At its...

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Robert Westbrook teaches modern American history at the University of Rochester. He is the author of Democratic Hope: Pragmatism and the Politics of Truth.

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