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   Lecture by Princeton Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah: "The Honor Code"

   Date : Wednesday, 21 September 2011       From : 7:30pm   To : 10:00pm
   Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia       Location : Hardie


   Event Description :

Internationally renowned Princeton philosopher Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah will discuss the subject of his recent book, The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen. Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall.

Examining moral revolutions in the past--and campaigns against abhorrent practices today--Appiah shows that appeals to reason, morality, or religion aren't enough to ring in reform. Practices are eradicated only when they come into conflict with honor, according to Appiah. Ranging from a great mandarin's abandonment of an ancient Chinese tradition to Frederick Douglass' meetings with Abolitionist leaders in London, Appiah reveals how moral revolutions really succeed. The Honor Code was named one of the 100 most notable books of 2010 by The New York Times.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Lecture Board, the Office of Student Conduct, the Dean's Office, Phi Beta Kappa, African American Studies, English, Gender and Sexuality Studies, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, the Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy, the Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities, and the Writing Center.

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