Disability and Disadvantage

Disability and Disadvantage

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This book offers a much-needed investigation of moral and political issues concerning disability, and explores how the experiences of people with disabilities can lead to reconsideration of prominent positions on normative issues. Thirteen new essays examine such topics as the concept of disability, the conditions of justice, the nature of autonomy, healthcare distribution, and reproductive choices. The contributors are Norman Daniels, Ellen Daniels Zide, Leslie P.
Francis, Christie Hartley, Richard Hull, Guy Kahane, F. M. Kamm, Rosalind McDougall, Jeff McMahan, Douglas MacLean, Susannah Rose, Anita Silvers, Julian Savulescu, Lorella Terzi, David Wasserman, and Jonathan Wolff.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 157 x 235 x 22mm | 586g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0199698414
  • 9780199698417
  • 888,621

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. The welfarist account of disability ; 2. Disability, adaptation and inclusion ; 3. Vagaries of the natural lottery? Human diversity, disability and justice: A capability perspective ; 4. Disability among equals ; 5. An inclusive contractualism: Obligations to the mentally disabled* ; 6. No talent? Beyond the worst off!: A diverse theory of justice for disability ; 7. Understanding Autonomy in Light of Intellectual Disability ; 8. Respect Without Reason: Relating to Alzheimer's ; 9. Radical cognitive limitation ; 10. Disability, discrimination and irrelevant goods ; 11. Ethical constraints on allowing or causing the existence of people with disabilities ; 12. Impairment, flourishing and the moral nature of parenthood ; 13. Projected disability and parental responsibilities
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Disability studies is an exciting and expanding field within philosophy and bioethics, and anyone interested in this rich area of research will find rewarding reading in this volume * Jeffrey Blustein, Journal of Moral Philosophy * In this thoughtfully assembled volume on philosophical issues in disability and disadvantage, editors Kimberley Brownlee and Adam Cureton have brought together an exciting mix of established and up and coming philosophers to address issues ranging from how to understand disability to whether and when to create children with disabilities * Rebecca L. Walker, Mind *
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About Kimberley Brownlee

Kimberley Brownlee is a Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Manchester. She holds a BA in Philosophy from McGill University, MPhil in Philosophy from Trinity College, Cambridge, and DPhil in Philosophy (Rhodes Scholar) from Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Kimberley's research interests include philosophy of punishment, legal obligation, dissent, civic virtue, ideals, and practical reason. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for
Applied Philosophy and the Reviews Editor for Res Publica.

Adam Cureton is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a BPhil in philosophy from Oxford University where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Adam is a fellow at the Parr Center for Ethics and holds fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Foundation and the Institute for Humane Studies. His research interests lie primarily in ethics, metaethics and the history of ethics.
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