While equal opportunity for all candidates is widely recognized as a goal within academia, the implementation of specific procedures to achieve equality has resulted in vehement disputes regarding both the means and ends. This title aims to encourage a reexamination of this issue.
Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy and former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has published numerous other books, including Morality, Responsibility, and the University (Temple).
Introduction Steven M. Cahn Part I 1. In Defense of Affirmative Action Leslie Pickering Francis 2. Affirmative Action and the University: Faculty Appointment and Preferential Treatment Robert L. Simon 3. Affirmative Action and Faculty Appointments Lawrence C. Becker Part II 4. What Good Am I? Laurence Thomas 5. Who "Counts" on Campus? Ann Hartle 6. Reflections on Affirmative Action in Academia Robert G. Turnbull 7. The Injustice of Strong Affirmative Action John Kekes 8. Preferential Treatment Versus Purported Meritocratic Rights Richard J. Arneson 9. Faculties as Civil Societies: A Misleading Model for Affirmative Action Jeffrie G. Murphy 10. Facing Facts and Responsibilities The White Man's Burden and the Burden of Proof Karen Hanson 11. Affirmative Action: Relevant Knowledge and Relevant Ignorance Joel J. Kupperman 12. Remarks on Affirmative Action Andrew Oldenquist 13. Affirmative Action and the Multicultural Ideal Philip L. Quinn 14. "Affirmative Action" in the Cultural Wars Frederick A. Olafson 15. Quotas by Any Name: Some Problems of Affirmative Action in Faculty Appointments Tom L. Beauchamp 16. Are Quotas Sometimes Justified? James Rachels 17. Proportional Representation of Women and Minorities Celia Wolf-Devine 18. An Ecological Concept of Diversity La Verne Shelton 19. Careers Open to Talent Ellen Frankel Paul 20. Some Sceptical Doubts Alasdair MacIntyre 21. Affirmative Action and Tenure Decisions Richard T. De George 22. Affirmative Action and the Awarding of Tenure Peter J. Markie 23. The Case for Preferential Treatment James P. Sterba 24. Saying What We Think Fred Sommers 25. Comments on Compromise and Affirmative Action Alan H. Goldman About the Authors Index
"This book is recommended for anyone interested in understanding, questioning, articulating, and acting on the basis of their own and others' perspectives on sexism, racism, and affirmative action in American higher education." --Choice
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