The Affirmative Action Debate [NOOK Book]

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Affirmative action has been a divisive issue in the United States for close to thirty years. The controversy is alive today and the debate has intensified. This newly updated, highly readable collection provides an essential guide to the full range of arguments surrounding contemporary discussion of affirmative action making it a useful tool for students and general readers alike. Comprising nearly three decades of writing on the subject, the book follows the debate from early foundational articles to the most ...
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The Affirmative Action Debate

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Overview

Affirmative action has been a divisive issue in the United States for close to thirty years. The controversy is alive today and the debate has intensified. This newly updated, highly readable collection provides an essential guide to the full range of arguments surrounding contemporary discussion of affirmative action making it a useful tool for students and general readers alike. Comprising nearly three decades of writing on the subject, the book follows the debate from early foundational articles to the most up-to-date opinions, and covers all the important stops in between.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317827771
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at CUNY, Graduate Center. He is most recently the author of Exploring Philosophy (2000).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Discrimination and Morally Relevant Characteristics 3
2 Inverse Discrimination 5
3 Reparations to Wronged Groups 8
4 Reverse Discrimination and Compensatory Justice 11
5 Reverse Discrimination 17
6 Should Reparations Be to Individuals or to Groups? 20
7 Reparations to Individuals or Groups? 27
8 What's Wrong with Discrimination? 30
9 Preferential Hiring 35
10 Preferential Hiring: A Reply to Judith Jarvis Thomson 51
11 Justifying Revere Discrimination in Employment 58
12 Preferential Hiring and Compensation 68
13 Compensatory Justice: The Question of Costs 79
14 Who Are Equals? 95
15 Bakke's Case: Are Quotas Unfair? 103
16 What Did Bakke Really Decide? 113
17 Equality, Diversity, and Good Faith 124
18 In Defense of Affirmative Action 145
19 The Role Model Argument and Faculty Diversity 153
20 Proportional Representation of Women and Minorities 168
21 The Meaning of "Merit" 176
22 Does Your "Merit" Depend upon Your Race?: A Rejoinder to Bowen and Bok 183
23 Diversity 190
24 In Favor of Affirmative Action 209
25 Reverse Discrimination 224
About the Authors 231
Bibliographical Note 233
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