The injustice of discrimination

Knight, C. (2013) The injustice of discrimination. South African Journal of Philosophy, 32(1), pp. 47-59. (doi:10.4314%2Fsajpem.v32i1.)

Knight, C. (2013) The injustice of discrimination. South African Journal of Philosophy, 32(1), pp. 47-59. (doi:10.4314%2Fsajpem.v32i1.)

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Abstract

Discrimination might be considered unjust on account of the comparative disadvantage it imposes, the absolute disadvantage it imposes, the disrespect it shows, or the prejudice it shows. This article argues that each of these accounts overlooks some cases of unjust discrimination. In response to this state of affairs we might combine two or more of these accounts. A promising approach combines the comparative disadvantage and absolute disadvantage accounts.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Knight, Dr Carl
Authors: Knight, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:South African Journal of Philosophy
Publisher:Philosophical Society of Southern Africa
ISSN:0258-0136
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Philosophical Society of Southern Africa
First Published:First published in South African Journal of Philosophy 32(1):47-59
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with permission of the editor

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