Born Free and Equal?: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature of Discrimination

2014.05.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Born Free and Equal?: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature of Discrimination, Oxford University
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2014.05.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Born Free and Equal?: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature of Discrimination, Oxford University Press, 2014, 317pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199796113. Reviewed by Deborah Hellman, University of Virginia This book provides a closely argued, careful account of what discrimination is and what makes it wrong. It is a combination of meticulous dissection of the concept of discrimination, provocative argument for a harm-based foundation for the wrongfulness of discrimination, and insightful and fair critique of the dominant competing accounts. In a relatively new field of scholarship focused on thinking philosophically about discrimination, Lippert-Rasmussen’s contribution stands out for its comprehensiveness, its detail and its high quality. The book is divided into three parts. Part I provides a conceptual analysis of discrimination, including both direct and indirect. . .

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