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Equality and Preferential Treatment : a Philosophy and Public Affairs Reader (Philosophy and Public Affairs Readers)
by Marshall Cohen

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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.

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Equality and Preferential Treatment: a Philosophy and Public Affairs Reader (Philosophy and Public Affairs Readers)Equality and Preferential Treatment: a Philosophy and Public Affairs Reader (Philosophy and Public Affairs Readers) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1977-08-01
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Price: $3.45
Seller: Owls Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
Condition: Good
Equality and Preferential Treatment: A Philosophy and Public Affairs ReaderEquality and Preferential Treatment: A Philosophy and Public Affairs Reader (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 1977
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Price: $4.50
Seller: Banbury Road Books, Fountain Valley, CA, USA
Description: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 228 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Philosophy & Public Affairs Reader. Audience: General/trade.
Condition: Very good.
Notes: Clean copy in very good + condition. Very light hi-lighting on about 10 pages-rest of the text is clean and unmarked. No heavy marking or underlining. Covers are clean and show almost no wear.
 
 
 
 

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Overview

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.


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  • PID: 16680492227
  • ISBN-13: 9780691019888
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Good condition. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.