The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen

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Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
September 06, 2011
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.7 X 8.1 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393340525
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About the Author

Kwame Anthony Appiah writes the Ethicist column for The New York Times Magazine. A professor of philosophy and law at New York University, he is the best-selling, award-winning author of The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity; Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers; The Ethics of Identity; and The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen.

Reviews

What causes moral progress? In this brilliant book, Appiah casts light on the role played by honor. Even though it's sometimes distorted, as with honor killings in Pakistan, this classical concept can be a lode star in guiding us to a better future. It's an amazing and fascinating insight. This is an indispensable book for both moral philosophers and honorable citizens.--Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe
Appiah lays out a concept that is not only compelling in its own right but also suggests a connection that may in time help to collate biological and cultural exploration of human morality.--Edward O. Wilson, author of Sociobiology
A deeply insightful exposition of the dangers, the potential and the (perhaps) ineradicable role of the human sense of honor.--Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, McGill University
This book is essential for us--inescapable in its urgent relevance to the embattled human morality we live within our codes of the present.--Nadine Gordimer, author of Telling Times