Kwame Anthony Appiah pens the Ethicist column for the New York Times, and is the author of the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism, among many other works. A professor of philosophy and law at New York University, Appiah lives in New York. Библиографические данные.
Kwame Anthony Appiah pens the Ethicist column for the New York Times, and is the author of the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism, among many other works. The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen. Kwame Anthony Appiah.
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Kwame Anthony Appiah pens the Ethicist column for the New York Times, and is the author of the prize-winning . In THE HONOR CODE Appiah analyzes these four examples to illustrate how traditional beliefs about honor came to be in sharp contrast with evolving views of morality. In each case, arguments against the practices were well known long before they were given up, but knowledge alone wasn't enough.
How does moral progress happen? How are societies brought to repudiate immoral customs they have long accepted? In The Honor Code, Kwame Anthony Appiah explores a long-neglected engine of reform. Examining moral revolutions in the past-and campaigns against abhorrent practices today-he shows that appeals to reason, morality, or religion aren’t enough to ring in reform. Praise for The Honor Code. What causes moral progress? In this brilliant book, Anthony Appiah casts light on the role played by honor. This classical concept can be a lodestar in guiding us to a better future. It’s an amazing and fascinating insight.
Kwame Anthony Appiah is a Cambridge-educated philosopher, and one of America's foremost public intellectuals. In it Appiah discusses four different historical episodes
Kwame Anthony Appiah is a Cambridge-educated philosopher, and one of America's foremost public intellectuals. Uniquely cosmopolitan by birth and upbringing, he has written extensively and intelligently about race, identity, Afrocentrism, history, colonialism and morality. He sounds an urbane and civilised note when discussing what are often raucous and rancorous issues. But the civilised note is quietly compelling, and never more so than in this latest book. In it Appiah discusses four different historical episodes. In three of them moral revolutions took place, and in the fourth another.
Kwame Anthony Appiah speculates on what finally did away with foot-binding, dueling and slavery. But as Kwame Anthony Appiah argues in his plaintive and elegant new book, The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen, countries yearn for the respect of their peers as well, and that yearning can be leveraged. When it comes to ending abhorrent practices - whether foot binding a century ago or torture today - appealing to a nation’s sense of honor is as vital as appealing to its sense of morality, religion or reason.
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Why, Kwame Anthony Appiah asks, do they happen? .
Why, Kwame Anthony Appiah asks, do they happen? He argues rightly that these changes are not simply a matter of new or better moral arguments coming to light. In the case of duelling, the church had long considered it immoral. In contemporary Pakistan the maintenance of family honour may require the murder of a daughter who has been raped.
The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen. Appiah, Kwame Anthony (1995), "Philosophy and necessary questions", in Kwame, Safro (e., Readings in African philosophy: an Akan collection, Lanham: University Press of America, pp. 1–22, ISBN 9780819199119. New York: W. W. Norton. Appiah, K. Anthony (1996), "Race, culture, identity: misunderstood connections", in Peterson, Grethe B. (e., The Tanner lectures on human values XVII, Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, pp. 51–136, ISBN 9780585197708.
In this landmark work, a leading philosopher demonstrates the revolutionary power of honor in ending human suffering.Long neglected as an engine of reform, honor strikingly emerges at the center of our modern world in Kwame Anthony Appiah's The Honor Code. Over the last few centuries, new democratic movements have led to the emancipation of women, slaves, and the oppressed. But what drove these modern changes, Appiah argues, was not imposing legislation from above, but harnessing the ancient power of honor from within. In gripping detail, he explores the end of the duel in aristocratic England, the tumultuous struggles over footbinding in nineteenth-century China, and the uprising of ordinary people against Atlantic slavery. Finally, he confronts the horrors of "honor killing" in contemporary Pakistan, where rape victims are murdered by their relatives. He argues that honor, used to justify the practice, can also be the most effective weapon against it. Intertwining philosophy and historical narrative, Appiah has created a remarkably dramatic work, which demonstrates that honor is the driving force in the struggle against man's inhumanity to man.