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Grayling’s question

By AC Grayling   December 2007

What is the status in philosophy of the concept of political correctness?

Some of the impulses that underlie “political correctness,” before this pejorative label came into existence to denote their misapplication, are admirable. They consist in the conviction that no individual should be discriminated against because of facts about them that are not of their choice, namely ethnicity, age, disability (if any), sex and sexuality, and in the allied conviction that every individual, just in virtue of being an instance of the class of things worthy of moral regard, should be approached with courtesy, consideration and fairness, until or unless…

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