Kwame Anthony Appiah
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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.
An increasingly globalized world presents a dilemma: Accept the values of all cultures or seek a moral code that's absolute? Princeton professor Kenneth Appiah says there is a middle ground. The philosophy, "cosmopolitanism," is the subject of his new book.