Steven M Cahn
|描述：||viii, 310 p. ; 24 cm.|
|内容：||In defense of affirmative action / Leslie Pickering Francis --
Affirmative action and the university : faculty appointment and preferential treatment / Robert L. Simon --
Affirmative action and faculty appointments / Lawrence C. Becker --
What good am I? / Laurence Thomas --
Who "counts" on campus? / Ann Hartle --
Reflections on affirmative action in academia / Robert G. Turnbull --
The injustice of strong affirmative action / John Kekes --
Preferential treatment versus purported meritocratic rights / Richard J. Arneson --
Faculties as civil societies : a misleading model for affirmative action / Jeffrie G. Murphy --
Facing facts and responsibilities : the white man's burden and the burden of proof / Karen Hanson --
Affirmative action : relevant knowledge and relevant ignorance / Joel J. Kupperman --
Remarks on affirmative action / Andrew Oldenquist --
Affirmative action and the multicultural ideal / Philip L. Quinn --
"Affirmative action" in the cultural wars / Frederick A. Olafson --
Quotas by any name : some problems of affirmative action in faculty appointments / Tom L. Beauchamp --
Are quotas sometimes justified? / James Rachels --
Proportional representation of women and minorities / Celia Wolf-Devine --
An ecological concept of diversity / La Verne Shelton --
Careers open to talent / Ellen Frankel Paul --
Some sceptical doubts / Alasdair MacIntyre --
Affirmative action and tenure decisions / Richard T. De George --
Affirmative action and the awarding of tenure / Peter J. Markie --
The case for preferential treatment / James P. Sterba --
Saying what we think / Fred Sommers --
Comments on compromise and affirmative action / Alan H. Goldman.
|责任：||edited by Steven M. Cahn.|
Within academia, affirmative action is an integral part of the appointment process. While equal opportunity for all candidates is widely recognized as a goal, the implementation of specific procedures to achieve equality has resulted in vehement disputes regarding both means and ends. Recently, however, as Steven Cahn observes, the affirmative action controversy has turned into an uneasy truce in which proponents and opponents "refrain from public debate while still whispering in corners [about] their adversaries." To encourage a reexamination of this issue, Cahn asked three prominent American social philosophers - Leslie Pickering Francis, Robert L. Simon, and Lawrence C. Becker - who hold divergent views about affirmative action, to write extended essays presenting their views. In Part I of Affirmative Action and the University, Francis writes in favor of the policy; Simon makes a case against it; and Becker proposes a compromise plan as a way out of the impasse. Cahn asked numerous other philosophers to respond to these three principal essays. In Part II, twenty-two philosophers grapple with the views presented by Francis, Simon, and Becker. While no consensus is reached, the resulting clash of reasoned judgments will serve to revitalize the issues raised by affirmative action.
- Discrimination in higher education -- United States.
- Affirmative action programs in education -- United States.
- College teachers -- Employment -- United States.
- Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
- Ensino superior.
- Ação afirmativa.
- Discriminação racial.
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