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ERIC Number: EJ670720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-1077-3711
John Rawls and Affirmative Action.
Nagel, Thomas
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, n39 p82-84 Spr 2003
Discusses the philosophy of John Rawls, asserting that although Rawls never wrote about affirmative action, his ideas are relevant to the issue. Rawls concentrated on "ideal theory," which he believed was the theory of what constituted a truly just society. He considered slavery and racial segregation paradigms of injustice. His ideal theory of justice enables the identification of ways in which an actual society can be unjust. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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