Monday, June 15, 2020
In November 2019, Professor of Law and Philosophy, Sophia Moreau, participated in an international and interdisciplinary book forum (Author Meets Critics) organized by the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics, in response to Moreau's book, Faces of Inequality: A Theory of Wrongful Discrimination (Oxford University Press), published this spring 2020.
This book defends an original and pluralist theory of when and why discrimination wrongs people. Starting from actual legal cases in which claimants have alleged wrongful discrimination by other people or by the state, Moreau argues that we can best understand these people’s complaints by thinking of them as complaints about different ways in which they have not been treated as equals in their societies – in particular, through unfair subordination, through the violation of their right to a particular deliberative freedom, or through the denial to them of access to a basic good, that is, a good that this person must have access to if they are to be, and to be seen as, an equal in their society. 
The distinguished commentators from law and philosophy, include Deborah Hellman (Law, University of Virginia), Niko Kolodny (Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley), Seana Shiffrin (Law, University of California, Los Angeles), Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Political Science, Aarhus University) and Faculty of Law Professor Rebecca Cook and an author's reply Professor Moreau.
The forum was published in the Centre for Ethics' online journal, C4eJournal, edited by Faculty of Law Professor Markus  D. Dubber, C4E director.