Sunday, April 29, 2012

How do we Swing Honor Around

In this three minute video, philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah questions whether we can make the world a better place by changing our ideas about honor. He offers several historical examples like foot binding in China, dueling in the United States and England, and honor killings in the Middle East. Foot binding and dueling lasted hundreds, maybe thousands of years but stopped after a few decades. Why? Appiah argues that we need a fundamental dialog based on respect.

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