A sense of honor – and the correlative need to avoid shame – when it works, does a better job than regulation and the threat of sanctions on its own, or the market and the promise of profit alone, in shaping the behavior of business people.
K. Anthony Appiah
New York University
K. Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. He was born in London, grew up in Ghana and took both BA and PhD degrees in philosophy at Cambridge University. He has taught in Ghana, France, Britain, and the United States, and has published widely in philosophy as well as in African and African-American literary and cultural studies. Among his books are The Ethics of Identity and Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, which won the Arthur Ross Award of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2013 Harvard University Press published his Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity. www.appiah.net