“Making Sense of Discrimination”

In his discussion,  Dr. Re’em Segev will argue that a theory of discrimination that relies on general premises (rather than those that are unique to the concept of discrimination and widely accepted) provides a plausible (exhaustive) account of the concept of wrongful discrimination.  According to the combined theory, wrongful discrimination consists of allocatiing a benefit that is not supported by a morally significant fact (a valid reason), or in a way that involves distributive justice, or both.


Dr. Re'em Segev Dr. Segev, is a senior lecturer at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law, where he earned his L.L.B, L.L.M. and his Ph.D degrees. His research interests include moral philosophy (distributive justice and justification under uncertainty) and the philosophy of law (moral foundation of criminal law and public law).  Prior to joining The Hebrew University, Dr. Segev was a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Harvard, New York and Columbia Universities.  His articles have been published in law journals in Israel and internationally.  He is a member of The Hebrew University’s Law and Philosophy Forum, which facilitates intellectual interaction between HU faculty members and graduate students from different academic units to explore the areas of interest where philosophy, political science and legal scholarship overlap.