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.

About the Author
Kwame Anthony Appiah, the president of the PEN American Center, is the author of The Ethics of Identity, Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy, The Honor Code, and the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism. Raised in Ghana and educated in England, he has taught philosophy on three continents and is currently a professor at Princeton University.

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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