The honor code how moral revolutions happen by kwame anthony appiah november 2013 mind 122486509 514 doi 101093 mind fzt064 authors daniel demetriou university of minnesota morris . Moral revolutions happen when enough of a cultures ethical attitudes point in a new direction honour concerns one set of these surely but there are others and none is obviously more recalcitrant than the rest so the books theme and subtitle could be read as overstating the importance of honour to moral revolutions. 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 arent enough to ring in reform practices are eradicated only when they come into conflict with honor. The honor code how moral revolutions happen by kwame anthony appiah review simon blackburn welcomes a discussion about how societies change their ways simon blackburn fri 29 oct 2010 1907
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