Summary Of Kwame Anthony Appiah Education For Global Citizenship

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In Kwame Anthony Appiah’s essay, “Education for Global Citizenship”, Appiah’s main argument is to advocate education to promote in a multicultural spirit. He explains that educating both the young and old, need a sense that we, as the people are the same and each person matters. This challenges the concept of both unilateralism and fundamentalism. Unilateralism is the process of acting or reaching a decision and fundamentalism is a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture. In order to understand Appiah’s argument, we must understand the concept of a citizen of the world which he uses Diogenes’ theory. Diogenes’s concepts of global citizenship are:

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