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The Resource When is discrimination wrong?, Deborah Hellman

When is discrimination wrong?, Deborah Hellman

Label
When is discrimination wrong?
Title
When is discrimination wrong?
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Hellman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Deborah Hellman develops a much-needed general theory of discrimination. She demonstrates that many familiar ideas about when discrimination is wrong - when it is motivated by prejudice, grounded in stereotypes, or simply departs from merit-based decision-making - won't adequately explain our widely shared intuitions." "Hellman argues that, in the end, distinguishing among people on the basis of traits is wrong when it demeans any of the people affected. She deftly explores the question of how we determine what is in fact demeaning." "Claims of wrongful discrimination are among the most common moral claims asserted in public and private life. Yet the roots of these claims are often left unanalyzed. When Is Discrimination Wrong? explores what it means to treat people as equals and thus takes up a central problem of democracy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hellman, Deborah
Dewey number
305
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1106
LC item number
.H42 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
When is discrimination wrong?, Deborah Hellman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discrimination puzzle -- The basic idea -- Demeaning and wrongful discrimination -- Interpretation and disagreement -- Merit, entitlement, and desert -- Accuracy and irrationality -- Is it the thought that counts? -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780674060296
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007043734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn179801053
  • (OCoLC)179801053
Label
When is discrimination wrong?, Deborah Hellman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discrimination puzzle -- The basic idea -- Demeaning and wrongful discrimination -- Interpretation and disagreement -- Merit, entitlement, and desert -- Accuracy and irrationality -- Is it the thought that counts? -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780674060296
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007043734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn179801053
  • (OCoLC)179801053

Library Locations

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