Chapter 9. Affirmative Action

  1. R. G. Frey and
  2. Christopher Heath Wellman
  1. Bernard Boxill and
  2. Jan Boxill

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch9

A Companion to Applied Ethics

A Companion to Applied Ethics

How to Cite

Boxill, B. and Boxill, J. (2005) Affirmative Action, in A Companion to Applied Ethics (eds R. G. Frey and C. Heath Wellman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557865946

Online ISBN: 9780470996621

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Keywords:

  • affirmative action;
  • criticisms of affirmative action;
  • utilitarianism;
  • principle of equal consideration;
  • racial stratification

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Forward-looking Arguments

  • Backward-looking Arguments