In this book, two distinguished philosophers debate one of the most controversial public policy issues of the late 20th century. Each begins by making a case for or against affirmative action, laying out the major arguments on both sides. Each author then responds to the other's essay. Written in an engaging, accessible style, Affirmative Action is an excellent text for junior level philosophy, political theory, public policy, and African-American studies courses as well as a guide for professionals navigating this important debate.
Albert G. Mosley is professor of philosophy at Ohio University in Athens. He is the editor of African Philosophy: Selected Readings and numerous articles on affirmative action. Nicholas Capaldi is McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa. Among his books is Out of Order: Affirmative Action and the Crisis of Doctrinaire Liberalism.
Chapter 1 Affirmative Action: Pro Chapter 2 Affirmative Action: Con Chapter 3 Response to Capaldi Chapter 4 Response to Mosley