David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 9 (2):167 - 185 (2006)
The most blatant forms of discrimination are morally outrageous and very obviously so; but the nature and boundaries of discrimination are more controversial, and it is not clear whether all forms of discrimination are morally bad; nor is it clear why objectionable cases of discrimination are bad. In this paper I address these issues. First, I offer a taxonomy of discrimination. I then argue that discrimination is bad, when it is, because it harms people. Finally, I criticize a rival, disrespect-based account according to which discrimination is bad regardless of whether it causes harm.
|Keywords||cognitive discrimination direct versus indirect discrimination discrimination harm hierarchical versus non-hierarchical discrimination moral status racism (dis)respect sexism valuation versus non-valuation-based discrimination|
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