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Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah: The Honor Code

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“The Honor Code” is an interview with Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, produced by Katy Chevingny, in which honor is used to justify violence, while introducing a way for brutality to come to a halt. Anthony Appiah, explains that violence often occurs due to an individual’s quest to acquire respect. However, a person’s ideology is subject to change if new evidence demonstrates that old traditions were dehumanizing, such as when he states, “People can recognize that something is wrong, but still be honor-bound to do it… you have to get people to see that what they are getting from it, the recovery of family honor, that they are not getting that” (Appiah). Through the use of this analysis, Appiah is able to deliver a potential solution to “honor
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