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Equality and preferential treatment

Author: Marshall Cohen; Thomas Nagel; Thomas Scanlon; Ronald Dworkin; et al
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1977.
Series: Philosophy & public affairs reader.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall Cohen; Thomas Nagel; Thomas Scanlon; Ronald Dworkin; et al
ISBN: 0691072132. 9780691072135 0691072132 0691019886 pbk. 9780691019888 pbk
OCLC Number: 3396151
Notes: "The essays in this book, with one exception, appeared originally in the quarterly journal Philosophy & public affairs."
Description: xiv, 209 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Nagel, T. Equal treatment and compensatory discrimination.--Thomson, J. J. Preferential hiring.--Simon, R. Preferential hiring, a reply to Judith Jarvis Thomson.--Sher, G. Justifying reverse discrimination in employment.--Dworkin, R. DeFunis v. Sweatt.--Fiss, O.M. Groups and the equal protection clause.--Fiss, O.M. School desegregation.--Goldman, A.H. Affirmative action.
Series Title: Philosophy & public affairs reader.
Other Titles: Philosophy & public affairs.
Responsibility: edited by Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, and Thomas Scanlon ; contributors, Ronald Dworkin ... [et al.].
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