Philosophical Foundations of Discrimination Law

2014.11.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Deborah Hellman and Sophia Moreau (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Discrimination Law, Oxford University Press, 2013, 283pp.,
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2014.11.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Deborah Hellman and Sophia Moreau (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Discrimination Law, Oxford University Press, 2013, 283pp., $98.50 (hbk), ISBN 9780199664313. Reviewed by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Aarhus University Discrimination law raises interesting questions in legal and moral philosophy. Most countries have discrimination laws, but what exactly should discrimination laws forbid? And what makes discrimination laws justified in the first place? Despite the fact that discrimination is a hot topic in a wider political context and the fact that more and more complaints about unfair treatment are articulated as complaints about discrimination, currently there is only a surprisingly small, but growing, literature on philosophical issues related to discrimination in general and discrimination law in particular. For that reason, among others, Deborah Hellman and Sophia Moreau's contribution is welcome and. . .

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