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Stephen T Asma
|Description:||x, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Even Jesus had a favorite : Saints and favorites ; Fairness, tribes, and nephews ; Two classic cases of favoritism --
To thy own tribe be true: biological favoritism : Moral gravity ; The biochemistry of favoritism ; Humans are wired for favoritism ; A healthy addiction ; Flexible favoritism ; Kin selection ; Rational or emotional motives ; Conflicting brain systems ; Facts and values --
In praise of exceptions : Building the grid of impartiality ; Going off the grid ; Friendship and favoritism ; Reasonable favoritism --
"But, Dad, that's not fair!" : The fusion of feelings and ideas ; Sowing the seeds of confusion: sharing ; Sowing the seeds of confusion: open minds ; Envy and fairness ; Excellence, fairness, and favoritism --
The circle of favors: global perspectives ; Chinese favoritism ; Face culture ; Indian favoritism ; Disentangling nepotism and corruption ; Disentangling tribalism and tragedy --
"Your people shall be my people?" : Minorities, majorities, and favoritism ; Affirmative action and favoritism ; The finite stretch ; Feeling the stones with your feet --
Because you're mine, I walk the line : The virtues of favoritism ; You can't love humanity, you can only love people ; The future of favoritism ; The archbishop and the chambermaid.
|Responsibility:||Stephen T. Asma.|
"Against Fairness is a terrific book. Stephen T. Asma goes a long way toward convincing readers of a challenging argument. Engagingly written, it avoids the ponderousness that so often characterizes