BBC HARDtalk 03/12/2018 Kwame Antony Appiah LIVE
Kwame Antony Appiah – Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University
What gives each of us a sense of who we are? At the most personal level, we all have our own family background. In the most general sense, all of us are part of the human species. But it is the stuff in between that puts us in groups or tribes and often motivates behaviour. Gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality – these are the persistent fault lines that seem to separate us from them. Stephen Sackur speaks to Kwame Antony Appiah, an academic and public intellectual, who says we need to rethink identity to escape the myths of the past. But how?