Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at NYU, in the CAS and the Law School. He grew up in Ghana and was educated at Cambridge University. His most recent books include Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, The Honor Code and Lines of Descent.
Honor is widely regarded as an outdated concept and attempts to resurrect it are suspected of being associated with reactionary politics. In fact, however, as Appiah shall argue, honor—even if not under that name—can be a potent progressive force; for individual honor connects us with our families, our professions, and the political life of our communities, and national honor requires us to seek to influence the practices of the states in which we live.
Time: 1:30 am
Location: Cultural Services of the French Embassy / Ballroom