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✭ [PDF] ✪ Against Fairness By Stephen T. Asma ✺ – Bunatime.co From the school yard to the workplace there’s no charge damning than “You’re being unfair” Born out of democracy and raised in our open markets fairness has become our de facto modern creed ThFrom the school yard to the workplace there’s no charge damning than “You’re being unfair” Born out of democracy and raised in our open markets fairness has become our de facto modern creed The very symbol of American ethics—Lady Justice—wears a blindfold as she weighs the law on her impartial scale In our zealous pursuit of fairness we have banished our urges to like one person than another one thing over another hiding them away as dirty secrets of our humanity  In Against Fairness polymath philosopher Stephen T Asma drags them triumphantly back into the light Through playful witty but always serious arguments and examples he vindicates our unspoken and undeniable instinct to favor making the case that we would all be better off if w.

E showed our unfair tendencies a little kindness—indeed if we favored favoritism                Conscious of the egalitarian feathers his argument is sure to ruffle Asma makes his point by synthesizing a startling array of scientific findings historical philosophies cultural practices analytic arguments and a variety of personal and literary narratives to give a remarkably nuanced and thorough understanding of how fairness and favoritism fit within our moral architecture Examining everything from the survival enhancing biochemistry that makes our mothers love us to the motivating properties of our “affective community” he not only shows how we favor but the reasons we should Drawing on thinkers from Confucius to Tocueville to N.

against free fairness book Against Fairness PDFE showed our unfair tendencies a little kindness—indeed if we favored favoritism                Conscious of the egalitarian feathers his argument is sure to ruffle Asma makes his point by synthesizing a startling array of scientific findings historical philosophies cultural practices analytic arguments and a variety of personal and literary narratives to give a remarkably nuanced and thorough understanding of how fairness and favoritism fit within our moral architecture Examining everything from the survival enhancing biochemistry that makes our mothers love us to the motivating properties of our “affective community” he not only shows how we favor but the reasons we should Drawing on thinkers from Confucius to Tocueville to N.

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eBook bunatime.co Å Against Fairness PDF ↠ Stephen T Asma is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago where he holds the title of Distinguished Scholar He is the author of Why We Need Religion Oxford and Against Fairness University of Chicago Press among othersIn 2003 he was Visiting Professor at the Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh Kingdom of Cambodia There he taught Buddhist Philosophy as part of their pilot

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  1. Philip Philip says:

    eBook bunatime.co Å Against Fairness PDF ↠ against free, fairness book, Against Fairness PDFWow Who could be against fairness?Well Stephen Asma the author of Against Fairness is He claims that Fairness has become muddled with a sense of effusive empathy so that Eual OUTCOMES has often become the goal of public policy School kids these days have to send a valentine to every other kid in the class Everybody gets a cupcake Everybody wins a prize for running the race Nobody's feelings get hurt The author doesn't like this trend He argues that this confused sense of Fairness has distorted policies such as Affirmative Action But Asma goes further He says Nepotism which often congers up the idea of corruption is actually behavior than benefits your group or tribe and that nepotism is a fundamental part of human social behavior than even reciprocityThe basic ag


  2. Peter Bradley Peter Bradley says:

    eBook bunatime.co Å Against Fairness PDF ↠ against free, fairness book, Against Fairness PDFPlease give my review a helpful vote Fairness by Stephen T AsmaThis is a short book that argues in favor of nepotism Author Stephen T Asma constructs a contrarian against what he calls the “great grid of impartiality” He argues that the modern notion that we should be fair and impartial to everyone whether they be family members or strangers is contrary to hard wired human psychology The idea that a father would not pull strings to save the life of his son is not only hard to believe it is entirely inhuman Asma’s interest is not in merely excusing favoritism


  3. Steve Steve says:

    eBook bunatime.co Å Against Fairness PDF ↠ against free, fairness book, Against Fairness PDFA good poke at the overly exalted position of the concept of fairness along with a defense of favoritism Very thought provoking A great challenge to many of my assumpti


  4. E E says:

    eBook bunatime.co Å Against Fairness PDF ↠ against free, fairness book, Against Fairness PDFThis book is a bit of a counterpoint to another one I previously read Against Empathy The Case for Rational Compassion they weren't written for that purpose but that's how it worked out in my reading Now I thought this book would intone against the sort of fairness demanded by a fourth grade teacher in some government left wing brain washing operation aka public school insisting that all outcomes must be eual or some bureaucrat who somehow things affirmative action i


  5. Athens Athens says:

    eBook bunatime.co Å Against Fairness PDF ↠ against free, fairness book, Against Fairness PDFWhile there were some interesting moments I found this title to be ultimately disappointing Perhaps I wax curmudgeonly here because I expected something different those expectations being set by the titleIn defining fairness as eual outcomes the author posits himself as really going out on a limb by being against the forced distribution of eual outcomes Hence the title and the somewhat over stated cover photo Maybe at Columbia this is going out on a limb but not so much in the broader meeting place of ideasAside from the very informative and interesting though short section on the bio chemical basis for favoritism I found the remaining material and analysis to be a mixed bag In specific Asma takes a variety of international cross cultural trips to show where favoritism and tribalism are beneficial finally landing in the US to then support the motivations of almost every confiscation program since LBJ H


  6. Darnell Darnell says:

    eBook bunatime.co Å Against Fairness PDF ↠ against free, fairness book, Against Fairness PDFWhile I hated some parts of this book I can't make too scathing a statement because I have to begrudgingly admit it's not wholly awful I still feel that it's flawed howeverAn example of this tension is the treatment of racism and sexism It's unmentioned for most of the book but then a late section does address it So it's not an awful blindspot as I thought early on but that doesn't mean I accept the arguments given I feel the justifications as to why the author isn't arguing favor of racism and sexism are inadeuate and consider only the easiest potential problemsThe author is prone to a particular type of strawman where he frames all opposing positions at their most utopian addresses thoughtless implementations of them and insists that all opponents have zero sense of compromise or ambiguity on complex moral issuesMost annoying is a tendency to descri


  7. Chris Pederson Chris Pederson says:

    eBook bunatime.co Å Against Fairness PDF ↠ against free, fairness book, Against Fairness PDFI liked it an interesting read And I've heard an interview with him Favoritism is in us I suppose we ought not to deny it but balance it with societal needs And I agree with him that we need to be specific with the word 'fairness' it really does get used as a blanket term when we actually mean other things


  8. Joe James Joe James says:

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  9. Sean Goh Sean Goh says:

    eBook bunatime.co Å Against Fairness PDF ↠ against free, fairness book, Against Fairness PDFGandhi recommended that the seeker of good have no exclusive loves because they will introduce loyalty partiality bias and favoritism To love everyone we cannot preferentially love any individual or group Orwell however believed that love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people than othersThe focus on euality of outcome may produce a generation burdened with an indignant sense of entitlement 80% of success may be showing up but then you've got to perform no?By benefiting relatives altruistic acts preserve the altruist's genes even if he may not be the one to perpetuate themNature is not a war of all against all but rather a war of us against them with fierce intra tribe loyaltyIt's interesting to note how uickly a strict egalitarian notion of eual opportunity starts to break down when competence is introduced as a criterionIt's not logic or calculation that explains a friendship but historyBiology can bind people together but so


  10. Jeroen Jeroen says:

    eBook bunatime.co Å Against Fairness PDF ↠ against free, fairness book, Against Fairness PDFA bit boring and many references to bible and Greek stories


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