除此之外，Appiah在他的书中解释了“意见分歧”的意思。使用世界性的观点，预期在文化内部和文化间会产生分歧。他在文化解释上的差异和对词汇和价值条款的重视，对分歧的发生负责。考虑到上面的情况，对于在餐厅外面是否有孩子留下来是否可以（Skold 5-23）存在分歧。根据阿皮亚的说法，家庭可以选择养育自己想要的孩子，只有当社会提出的方法“有效”和“有意义”时，任何分歧都应该被视为一个问题。换言之，阿皮亚强调的是认为如果两个分歧的人不是不同意彼此的信念，而是争论他们对这些原则的重视，而这种价值的重要性取决于它所源自的文化（Skold 5-23）。
Thus, values can be said to be real in the sense that they are capable of communicating our level of humanity within a community that continues to experience diversity which in turn is influenced by its own diversity. Hence, Appiah argues that values are not real since there are simply a result of our wants and desires for the world we currently live in. With time, some of these wants and desires change while others remain the same and it is due to this change that values evolve in community that is now so global. Therefore, it may be more logical to consider whether if these values are worthy of being accepted by the “oh so global” (Skold 5-23)community. Either way, Appiah’s notion of using conversation as a tool to explore these differences is effective and that any conflicts resulting from cultural clashes should be accepted so as to understand our global community.
Along with the above, Appiah explains what “having a difference in opinion” means, in his book. Using a cosmopolitan view, disagreements are expected within and across cultures. He holds the difference in cultural interpretation and the weight put on vocabulary and terms of value, responsible for the occurrence of disagreements. Considering the given situation above, there was a disagreement on whether if it is alright to leave a child attended outside a restaurant or not(Skold 5-23). According to Appiah, families can choose to nurture their children using which ever means they want to and any disagreement should be considered an issue only if the society’s proposed method “works” and “makes sense.” In other words, Appiah is emphasizes on the idea that if two people in an disagreement are not disagreeing with each other’s belief but are arguing over weight of value that they place over those principles and this weight of values is dependent on the culture it is derived from(Skold 5-23).