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Faces of Inequality: A Theory of Wrongful Discrimination

Sophia Moreau


This book defends an original and pluralist theory of when and why discrimination wrongs people. Sophia Moreau argues that although all cases of wrongful discrimination involve a failure to treat some people as the equals of others, these failures are importantly different. The first four chapters of the book explore different ways of failing to treat people as equals: through unfairly subordinating some to others, through violating someone’s right to a particular deliberative freedom, and through denying some people access to a basic good. Chapter Five explains why these different wrongs can ... More

Keywords: discrimination, equality, subordination, discrimination law, philosophy of law, justice, direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, disparate treatment, disparate impact

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190927301
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190927301.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sophia Moreau, author
Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Toronto