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Sharing with Strangers: Compassion through the Arts and Humanities in an Age of Globalization

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Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University

With the rise of the modern nation state, human beings have come to identify with large collections of people: Canadians with Canada, Chinese with China, and Americans with the United States. That identiļ¬cation is possible because citizens absorb national narratives and participate in national cultures. So history, literature, sports and the arts are central to the unity of a nation. Because citizens are too numerous and too various for them to know one another, this unity, and care for one another, has to be made in the imagination. In a globalizing world we need a sense of shared global citizenship. And it, too, must be found through the cultural work of the imagination.

February 9th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Alumni Hall, University of King's College
6350 Coburg Road, Halifax

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