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Statistical Discrimination

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

in Born Free and Equal?: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature of Discrimination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199796113
eISBN:
9780199350995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796113.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 3 defines statistical discrimination and pries it apart from nonstatistical discrimination. It then distinguishes between direct and indirect statistical discrimination, arguing that the ... More


Constructing a Free Labor Market

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter studies the extent to which the Freedmen Bureau's effort to reinstate plantation labor for former slaves in the mid-1860s was associated with changes in the valuation of black labor. ... More


Racial Profiling

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

in Born Free and Equal?: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature of Discrimination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199796113
eISBN:
9780199350995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796113.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 11 considers the controversial issue of racial profiling. Suppose that being a member of a certain racial group is a useful proxy for, say, an above-average probability that one engages in ... More


Born Free and Equal?: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature of Discrimination

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199796113
eISBN:
9780199350995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796113.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is discrimination? There are certain instances of differential treatment that almost anyone would describe as discriminatory. Yet, when one looks deeper into the issue it seems that such near ... More


Luck Egalitarian Justice in Hiring

Shlomi Segall

in Equality and Opportunity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199661817
eISBN:
9780191760877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661817.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides a luck egalitarian (or radical) account of justice in hiring. The account has three components: individuals do not have a claim to the job for which they are the best qualified ... More


Respect for Individuality

Benjamin Eidelson

in Discrimination and Disrespect

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198732877
eISBN:
9780191796890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732877.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the idea that people have a moral claim to be treated as individuals out of respect for their autonomy. That notion is often criticized as incompatible with the widespread and ... More


The Multiple Ways Stereotypes Deceive Us

Katherine Puddifoot

in How Stereotypes Deceive Us

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192845559
eISBN:
9780191937774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845559.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 3 begins the project of identifying precisely when and how stereotypes lead us to misperceive and misjudge each other. It is argued that there are multiple ways that stereotypes can lead us ... More


Knowledge and persons

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter applies probabilistic knowledge to problems in legal and moral philosophy. It is argued that legal standards of proof require factfinders to know probabilistic contents. For instance, ... More


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