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The Honor Code

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The Honor Code

How Moral Revolutions Happen

By Kwame Anthony Appiah

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393071627, 264pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2010

In this landmark work, a leading philosopher demonstrates the revolutionary power of honor in ending human suffering.

Monday, Sep 13, 2010

Stories of honor killings in South Asia horrify most Americans, but it wasn't long ago that Americans fought duels and bought and sold slaves -- practices condemned today -- all in the name of honor. In his book, The Honor Code, author Kwame Anthony Appiah examines the moral revolutions that led to the end of these practices. More at

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