Friday, January 30, 2009

i´m confused: origins, influences, and descriptors

I found the following two wikipedia entries of semiotic etc interest:

Kwame Anthony Appiah (born 1954 in London) is a Ghanaian philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history.


A. M. (Tony) Honoré (b.1921) is a British lawyer and jurist, known for his work on ownership, causation and Roman law.

Honoré was born in London but was brought up in South Africa.

Question: why is Appiah described as Ghanaian, and Honoré as British?

Kwame Anthony Appiah: born in London, raised in Ghana, educated in Britain.

Tony Honoré: born in London, raised in South Africa, educated in South Africa and Britain.

See: and

I could "speak volumes", but let´s leave it at that, for now.