Disability, Difference, Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy - Point/Counterpoint: Philosophers Debate Contemporary Issues (Paperback)
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Disability, Difference, Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy - Point/Counterpoint: Philosophers Debate Contemporary Issues (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 14/01/1999
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How should we respond to individuals with disabilities? What does it mean to be disabled? Over fifty million Americans, from neonates to the fragile elderly, are disabled. Some people say they have the right to full social participation, while others repudiate such claims as delusive or dangerous. In this compelling book, three experts in ethics, medicine, and the law address pressing disability questions in bioethics and public policy. Anita Silvers, David Wasserman, and Mary B. Mahowald test important theories of justice by bringing them to bear on subjects of concern in a wide variety of disciplines dealing with disability. They do so in the light of recent advances in feminist, minority, and cultural studies, and of the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847692231
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 228 x 149 x 19 mm


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This is an excellent collection of essays on a topic relatively negleted by social ethicists. * Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy *
Breaks open the door that has kept out concerns of disability from the discipline of philosophy. The major importance of this volume lies in the questions its essays raise-in the forceful, insightful, and provocative issues they present, and in their clear demonstration that these questions belong at the center of philosophical inquiry. * Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy *
What the authors of Disability, Difference, Discrimination have given me is not only the theoretical tools to explain to myself what is wrong about this state of affairs, but also many practical suggestions for helping me be less of an 'ableist.' I am confident that it has similar gifts to offer any reader, with or without disabilities. This is a book worth re-reading in a society that routinely produces books not worth reading at all. -- Rosemarie Tong, Distinguished Professor in Health Care Ethics and director of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of Nort * Social Theory and Practice *

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