Princeton University has announced that philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah will leave at the end of the current semester to join NYU’s Department of Philosophy and the NYU School of Law in January 2014.
Appiah, 59-year-old is a British-born Ghanaian-American and one of the world's leading foremost philosopher on cultural theorist, and novelist.
Appiah’s interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history.
According to Appiah, “Leaving Princeton is bittersweet, since it has been a wonderful place to teach and to think,” Appiah said. “But the new job will involve exciting challenges in
another great philosophy department.”
Appiah grew up in Ghana and earned a Ph.D. at Cambridge University. He is currently the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University.
New York Observer recently reported that Appiah is dating Henry Finder. Finder is the Editorial Director of the New Yorker magazine.
Appiah has also written about what it was like growing up gay in Ghana.