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Philosophy 2801F/G
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Lawson

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READ DWORKIN ARTICLE ON CONSTITUTIONS AND DEMOCRACY MULTICULTURALISM • rights don't seem to do enough to equalize the playing field • politics of recognition, trying to be legitimized in one's community UNDERSTANDING MULTICULTURALISM • pluralism is good, and the distinguishing features and interests of minority groups ought to be preserved and promoted • Kymlicka: common rights should be supplemented with group differentiated rights • take the negative right of non discrimination and turn it into a positive right MULTICULTURALISM IN CANADA • 85% of Canadians agree that multiculturalism is important to the canadian identity • children of immigrants have bettter educational outcomes than in any other western democracy THE STAGE DEBATE • first: multiculturalism and communitarianism Second: multiculturalism within a liberal framework
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