Arguing about Disability: Philosophical Perspectives

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-10
  • Publisher: Routledge

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"Providing an overview of the intersection of disability studies and philosophical ethics, Arguing about Disability is a truly interdisciplinary undertaking. It will be invaluable for all academics and students with an interest in disability studies or applied philosophy, as well as disability activists."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Kristjana Kristiansen is Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Simo Vehmas is Professor at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Tom Shakespeare is Research Fellow at the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Institute (PEALS), Newcastle University, UK.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributorsp. vii
Introduction: the unavoidable alliance of disability studies and philosophyp. 1
Metaphysicsp. 13
Social justice and disability: competing interpretations of the medical and social modelsp. 15
Definitions of disability: ethical and other valuesp. 30
The ontology of disability and impairment: a discussion of the natural and social featuresp. 42
Disability and the thinking bodyp. 57
Political philosophyp. 75
Personhood and the social inclusion of people with disabilities: a recognition-theoretical approachp. 77
Disability and freedomp. 93
Disability, non-talent and distributive justicep. 105
Gender, disability and personal identity: moral and political problems in community thinkingp. 124
Ethicsp. 135
Cochlear implants, linguistic rights and 'open future' argumentsp. 137
The moral contestedness of selecting 'deaf embryos'p. 154
The role of medical experts in shaping disability lawp. 169
Prenatal screening for Down syndrome: why we shouldn't?p. 185
Biopolitics and bare life: does the impaired body provide contemporary examples of homo sacer?p. 203
Indexp. 219
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