Born Free and Equal?
A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature of Discrimination
Reviews and Awards
"In a relatively new field of scholarship focused on thinking philosophically about discrimination, Lippert-Rasmussen's contribution stands out for its comprehensiveness, its detail and its high quality." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"[Lippert-Rasmussen] is a master of advancing discussion on a topic by showing that where the rest of us saw only two or three possible positions, there are many positions, often smeared together in a confused way in prior writings on the topic. The different views need to be carefully distinguished, and we then need to look carefully at what can be said for and against each in turn. When we do this, our view of the issues significantly shifts. This method and its fruits are evident throughout the book... [The] author's analytical skill and creative imagination in following through this method make the book a pleasure to read."--Richard J. Arneson, Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego