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The Resource Equality and preferential treatment, edited by Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, and Thomas Scanlon ; contributors, Ronald Dworkin [and others]

Equality and preferential treatment, edited by Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, and Thomas Scanlon ; contributors, Ronald Dworkin [and others]

Label
Equality and preferential treatment
Title
Equality and preferential treatment
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, and Thomas Scanlon ; contributors, Ronald Dworkin [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
These essays, with one exception originally published in Philosophy & Public Affairs, consider the moral problems associated with improving the social and economic position of disadvantaged groups. If the situation of women and minorities improves so that their opportunities are equal to those of more favored groups, will they then be in a competitive position conducive to equal achievement? If not, can preferential hiring or preferential admission to educational institutions be justified? The contributors explore the complexities of this problem from several points of view. The discussions in Part I are more theoretical and concentrate on the application to this case of general considerations from ethical theory. The discussions in Part II also take up theoretical questions, but they start from specific problems about the constitutionality and the effectiveness of certain methods of achieving equality and counteracting discrimination. The two groups of essays demonstrate admirably the close connection between moral philosophy and questions of law and policy. The issues discussed include compensation, liability, victimization, the significance of group membership, the intrinsic importance of racial, sexual, or meritocratic criteria, and the overall effects of preferential policies. -- Back cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Philosophy & public affairs
Dewey number
323.4/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF4755.A75
LC item number
E64
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1937-
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  • Cohen, Marshall
  • Nagel, Thomas
  • Scanlon, Thomas
  • Dworkin, Ronald
Series statement
Philosophy & public affairs reader
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  • Discrimination
  • Equality before the law
  • Reverse discrimination
  • Discrimination
Label
Equality and preferential treatment, edited by Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, and Thomas Scanlon ; contributors, Ronald Dworkin [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The essays in this book, with one exception, appeared originally in the quarterly journal Philosophy & public affairs."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nagel, T. Equal treatment and compensatory discrimination.--Thomson, J. J. Preferential hiring.--Simon, R. Preferential hiring, a reply to Judith Jarvis Thomson.--Sher, G. Justifying reverse discrimination in employment.--Dworking, R. DeFunis v. Sweatt.--Fiss, O. M. Groups and the equal protection clause.--Fiss, O. M. School desegregation.--Goldman, A. H. Affirmative action
Control code
3396151
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780691019888
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
75035488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)121408
Label
Equality and preferential treatment, edited by Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, and Thomas Scanlon ; contributors, Ronald Dworkin [and others]
Publication
Note
"The essays in this book, with one exception, appeared originally in the quarterly journal Philosophy & public affairs."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nagel, T. Equal treatment and compensatory discrimination.--Thomson, J. J. Preferential hiring.--Simon, R. Preferential hiring, a reply to Judith Jarvis Thomson.--Sher, G. Justifying reverse discrimination in employment.--Dworking, R. DeFunis v. Sweatt.--Fiss, O. M. Groups and the equal protection clause.--Fiss, O. M. School desegregation.--Goldman, A. H. Affirmative action
Control code
3396151
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780691019888
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
75035488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)121408

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