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Revisiting Harmless Discrimination

Parr, Tom (2019) 'Revisiting Harmless Discrimination.' Philosophia. ISSN 0048-3893

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Abstract

In a co-authored piece with Adam Slavny, I argued that any promising account of the wrongness of discrimination must focus not only on the harmful outcomes of discriminatory acts but also on the deliberation of the discriminator and in particular on the reasons that motivate or fail to motivate her action. In this brief paper, I defend this conclusion against an objection that has recently been pressed against our view by Richard Arneson. This task is important not only because Arneson’s objection is an intriguing one, but also -- and more importantly -- because my response sheds further light on the content and structure of an attractive theory of wrongful discrimination, as well as on more fundamental ideas in moral philosophy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Discrimination; Harm; Richard Arneson; Intentions
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 10:17
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2020 02:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23618

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