Ratio Juris 27 (1):47-78 (2014)

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Re'em Segev
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Discrimination is a central moral and legal concept. However, it is also a contested one. Particularly, accounts of the wrongness of discrimination often rely on controversial and particular assumptions. In this paper, I argue that a theory of discrimination that relies on premises that are very general and widely accepted provides a plausible account of the concept of wrongful discrimination. According to the combined theory, wrongful discrimination consists of allocating a benefit that is not supported by a morally significant fact, or in a way that involves distributive injustice, or both.
Keywords Discrimination  Rational  Distributive Justice
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DOI 10.1111/raju.2014.27.issue-1
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