EQUALITY and preferential treatment

a philosophy and public affairs reader
  • 209 Pages
  • 2.17 MB
  • English

Princeton University Press , Princeton, New Jersey
Statementedited by Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel and Thomas Scanlon.
ContributionsCohen, Marshall.
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL21129861M

Equality and Preferential Treatment Dean of Humanities Marshall Cohen, Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, Thomas Scanlon Princeton University Press, - Philosophy - Reviews: 1. Get this from a library. Equality and preferential treatment.

[Marshall Cohen; Thomas Nagel; Thomas Scanlon; Ronald Dworkin;] -- 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.

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Equality and Preferential Treatment (Philosophy and Public Affairs Readers)Format: Paperback. Equality and preferential treatment. Although it should go without saying (especially since I make such a disclaimer in the index page), the following is heavily my personal opinion only, and people are free to disagree with it.

Thomas Sowell — ‘When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.’. preferential treatment is a just method to create equality within the society.

Method A research method of textual analysis has been used combined with an analysis of structure of arguments. Theoretical framework First, definitions of discrimination and preferential policies as such are focused upon in the third chapter.

In this argument essay entitled equality, discrimination, and preferential treatment Boxill takes an in depth look at the ethics behind preferential treatment and equal opportunity. After reading and analyzing the essay it is pretty clear that the equal opportunity principle and preferential treatment have some conflicting grey area of when it.

Buy Equality and Preferential Treatment: A "Philosophy and Public Affairs" Reader (Philosophy and Public Affairs Readers) Writing in Book by Cohen, Marshall (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Paperback. Preferential treatment Designed to benefit those who are members of groups that have been discriminated against in the past.

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The idea here is that being a member of a group is a sufficient reason to treat someone in a special way. Preferential treatment in public employment and equality of opportunity.

Lucknow: Eastern Book Co., (OCoLC) Online version: Gupta, Sham Sunder. Preferential treatment in public employment and equality of opportunity.

Lucknow: Eastern Book Co., (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Sham Sunder Gupta. John Arthur philosophically addresses the problems of racism and the legacy of past racial discrimination in the United States. Offering a thorough analysis of the concepts of race and racism, Arthur also discusses racial equality, poverty and race, reparations and affirmative action, and merit in ways that cut across the usual political by: Equality, Discrimination and Preferential Treatment.

Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Chapter Author(s) Boxill, Bernard R. Is part of Book Title A Companion to ethics Author(s) Singer, Peter Date Publisher Basil Blackwell Pub place Oxford Volume Blackwell companions to philosophy ISBN Preview.

This item appears on. Equal opportunity is a state of fairness in which job applicants are treated similarly, unhampered by artificial barriers or prejudices or preferences, except when particular distinctions can be explicitly justified.

The intent is that the important jobs in an organization should go to the people who are most qualified – persons most likely to perform ably in a given task – and not go to. What are the two Deontological (principle-based) arguments in support of preferential treatment.

A means for compensation for past harms 2. Presently disadvantaged people should be granted preferences as a means to secure equality in the workplace. Equality, Generally, an ideal of uniformity in treatment or status by those in a position to affect ledgment of the right to equality often must be coerced from the advantaged by the disadvantaged.

Equality of opportunity was the founding creed of U.S. society, but equality among all peoples and between the sexes has proved easier to legislate than to achieve in practice.

Equality, Justice And Reverse Discrimination In India; Equality, Justice And Reverse Discrimination In India About the Book. Present wide-spread preferential treatment programmes being followed by the State for the uplift of weaker sections of society have generated a great deal of controversy among legal scholars, judges, philosophers.

Women are often given preferential treatment in public life. Times, Sunday Times () The report recommends easing credit constraints on mortgages of first-time buyers and giving them preferential stamp duty treatment.

BOOK REVIEW. Equality and Preferential Treatment. Edited by Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel & Thomas Scanlon. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. xiv, $ (hardcover ed.), $ (paperback ed.).

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Americans do not know what they mean by equality. Black people suffer. Equality and Preferential Treatment 作者: Marshall Cohen / Thomas Nagel / Thomas Scanlon 出版年: 页数: 定价: $ ISBN: The American people are now beginning a great debate over the use of race and gender preferences by federal, state, and local governments.

Ina majority of voters in California, including 29 percent of blacks, approved the California Civil Rights Initiative prohibiting preferential treatment in public employment, education, and.

When you are accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like oppression. In January a tweet mentioned the compact instance of the adage from December This twitter account is now protected and not readable by the general public: 8.

“To the privileged, equality feels like oppression.” -A comment on @graceishuman ‘s blog. This does not mean he received preferential treatment, because the goal is Equity rather than Equality.

The smallest child simply needed more help. One of the more controversial reforms associated with higher education and Equality of Opportunity is affirmative action, which reserves preferential treatment, and even quotas, for historically disadvantaged groups.

The book provides a detailed empirical analysis of the difficulties and inequalities of completion of college in the USA. The. Author Ken Wytsma takes a look at this issue in The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege.

In my book reviews, I normally dont make a big point of the authors race or gender. Nevertheless, Ill note that this book, which is directed toward a Christian audience, was written by a white man/5.

India's system of preferential treatment for historically disadvantaged sections of the population is unprecedented in scope and extent. India embraced equality as a cardinal value against a background of elaborate, valued, and clearly perceived inequalities. Black Economic Empowerment, ICT, and Preferential Public Procurement in South Africa: /ch Broad-based black economic empowerment has been a central part of the South African government’s economic transformation strategy.

The main purpose of BEE isCited by: 2. 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.

Difference between Equity and Equality. By: Editorial Staff | Updated: Dec-6, Remember all those discussions where feminists were accused that instead of asking for equality, they were really after preferential treatment.

The argument was that feminists wanted women to be treated like men, though were unable to do heavy lifting, for 10/10(6). The norm of affirmative action is to encourage societal equality through the preferential treatment of socioeconomically deprived people.

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Often, these people are disadvantaged for historical reasons, such as oppression or slavery (Christophe Jaffrelot, ). Notes: The book addresses the problem of maintaining liberal democracy, consistent with a commitment to pluralism about how human lives are best lived.

The book identifies two fundamental commitments of civic education in liberal democracies as a sense of justice and liberal patriotism and certain rights that legitimately constrain their realization.“Breastfeeding empowers women and contributes to gender equality [and therefore] is an important feminist, human rights and women’s issue,” states Van Esterik.

93 Despite Eyer’s statement that the results of mother-infant research “will be shaped to address social and political agendas and women inspired by feminism helped to precipitate a reform movement that .Dworkin's Belief of Preferential Treatment For many years, preferential treatment has been used to try to make up for past wrong-doings to minorities.

There have been many cases tried over racial discrimination, with verdicts of both innocent and guilty.