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Against Equality of Opportunity (Oxford Philosophical Monographs) Paperback – 6 Nov 2003

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press (6 Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199265488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199265480
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 1.5 x 13.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,775,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is an ambitious and provocative challenge to meritocracy and equality, two foundations of equality theory. In questioning and opposing the prevailing account of what constitutes appropriate employment opportunity, Matt Cavanagh provides a refreshing, and at times disquieting critique of broader anti-discrimination jurisprudence. (The Cambridge Law Journal)

The book fully lives up to its provocative title. In the horse-trading of meritocracy versus equality, few have had the nerve and imagination to throw out both these ideals at once. (Nicholas Fearn, The Spectator)

About the Author

Matt Cavanagh was Lecturer in Philosophy at St Catherine's College, Oxford, 1996-2000.

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