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The Resource Born free and equal? : a philosophical inquiry into the nature of discrimination, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

Born free and equal? : a philosophical inquiry into the nature of discrimination, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

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Born free and equal? : a philosophical inquiry into the nature of discrimination
Title
Born free and equal?
Title remainder
a philosophical inquiry into the nature of discrimination
Statement of responsibility
Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "What is discrimination? There are certain instances of differential treatment that almost anyone would describe as discriminatory; yet upon deeper examination, this near-unanimity gives way to disagreement and difference. For instance, is it discrimination when hospitals hire non-smokers only? Not only do people differ on which cases of differential treatment they see as discriminatory, they also disagree about when discrimination is morally wrong; what makes it morally wrong; and, indeed, about whether all forms of discrimination are morally wrong! Finally, many disagree over what should be done about wrongful discrimination--especially about what the state could permissibly do to eliminate wrongful discrimination, e.g. in people's love lives. This book addresses these issues. It argues that there are different concepts of discrimination and that different purposes pertaining to different contexts determine which one is the most useful. It gives special attention to a concept of discrimination that ties discrimination to differential treatment of people on the basis of their membership in socially salient groups. Second, it argues that when discrimination is wrong, it is so first and foremost because of its harmful effects. Third, it takes issue with some of the standard devices used to counteract discrimination and submits that combating discrimination requires more than state actions. Finally, it argues that states may sometimes permissibly discriminate."--book jacket
  • What is discrimination? There are certain instances of differential treatment that almost anyone would describe as discriminatory; yet upon deeper examination, this near-unanimity gives way to disagreement and difference. For instance, is it discrimination when hospitals hire non-smokers only? Not only do people differ on which cases of differential treatment they see as discriminatory, they also disagree about when discrimination is morally wrong; what makes it morally wrong; and, indeed, about whether all forms of discrimination are morally wrong! Finally, many disagree over what should be done about wrongful discrimination-especially about what the state could permissibly do to eliminate wrongful discrimination, e.g. in people's love lives. This book addresses these issues. It argues that there are different concepts of discrimination and that different purposes pertaining to different contexts determine which one is the most useful. It gives special attention to a concept of discrimination that ties discrimination to differential treatment of people on the basis of their membership in socially salient groups. Second, it argues that when discrimination is wrong, it is so first and foremost because of its harmful effects. Third, it takes issue with some of the standard devices used to counteract discrimination and submits that combating discrimination requires more than state actions. Finally, it argues that states may sometimes permissibly discriminate
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper
Dewey number
305
Index
index present
LC call number
HM821
LC item number
.L57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination
  • Discrimination
  • Equality
Label
Born free and equal? : a philosophical inquiry into the nature of discrimination, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Discrimination in punishment
  • Reaction qualifications
  • Discrimination in the private sphere
  • Racial profiling
  • Introduction
  • What is discrimination?
  • Indirect discrimination
  • Statistical discrimination
  • Mental-state-based accounts
  • Objective-meaning accounts
  • Harm-based accounts
  • Discrimination and the aim of proportional representation
Control code
849509516
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780199796113
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013014484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)849509516
Label
Born free and equal? : a philosophical inquiry into the nature of discrimination, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Discrimination in punishment
  • Reaction qualifications
  • Discrimination in the private sphere
  • Racial profiling
  • Introduction
  • What is discrimination?
  • Indirect discrimination
  • Statistical discrimination
  • Mental-state-based accounts
  • Objective-meaning accounts
  • Harm-based accounts
  • Discrimination and the aim of proportional representation
Control code
849509516
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780199796113
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013014484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)849509516

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