Journals Higher Education

$65.00

Hardcover

03 December 2013

336 Pages | 1 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199796113


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Born Free and Equal?

A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature of Discrimination

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

  • Argues that there are different concepts of discrimination and that different purposes pertaining to different contexts determine which one is the most useful.
  • 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.
  • Takes issue with some of the standard devices used to counteract discrimination, e.g. proportional representation of different groups, and submits that combating discrimination requires more than state actions.
  • Argues that states may sometimes permissibly discriminate.
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