Against Equality of Opportunity / Edition 1

Against Equality of Opportunity / Edition 1

by Matt Cavanagh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199265488

ISBN-13: 9780199265480

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

These days almost everyone seems to think it obvious that equality of opportunity is at least part of what constitutes a fair society. At the same time they are so vague about what equality of opportunity actually amounts to that it can begin to look like an empty term, a convenient shorthand for the way jobs (or for that matter university places, or positions of

Overview

These days almost everyone seems to think it obvious that equality of opportunity is at least part of what constitutes a fair society. At the same time they are so vague about what equality of opportunity actually amounts to that it can begin to look like an empty term, a convenient shorthand for the way jobs (or for that matter university places, or positions of power, or merely places on the local sports team) should be allocated, whatever that happens to be.
Matt Cavanagh offers a highly provocative and original new view, suggesting that the way we think about equality and opportunity should be radically changed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199265480
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Oxford Philosophical Monographs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Meritocracy
2. Equality
3. Discrimination
Conclusions
References, Index

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