Disability, Difference, Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy

Disability, Difference, Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy

by Anita Silvers, David Wasserman, Mary B. Mahowald, Mary Mahowald
     
 

ISBN-10: 084769223X

ISBN-13: 9780847692231

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

How should we respond to individuals with disabilities? What does it mean to be disabled, and is a disabled person necessarily less independent and less competent than a person who is not disabled? Is a life with a disability a life worth living? In this compelling book, three experts on disability issues, ethics, and the law address several pressing issues in

Overview

How should we respond to individuals with disabilities? What does it mean to be disabled, and is a disabled person necessarily less independent and less competent than a person who is not disabled? Is a life with a disability a life worth living? In this compelling book, three experts on disability issues, ethics, and the law address several pressing issues in bioethics, including the prospect of genetic discrimination, heroic treatment of seriously impaired neonates, and whether severely impaired competent individuals should be permitted or assisted to die. Anita Silvers, David Wasserman, and Mary Mahowald bring important philosophical theories to bear on subjects of concern in a wide variety of disciplines dealing with disability, and they do so in the context of the groundbreaking Americans With Disabilities Act. Disability, Difference, Discrimination will be of great interest to the legal, philosophical, and medical communities engaged in ongoing debates about the disabled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847692231
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Point/Counterpoint: Philosophers Debate Contemporary Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 Formal Justice Chapter 3 2 Distributive Justice Chapter 4 3 A Feminist Standpoint Chapter 5 4 Response:Silvers on Wasserman and Mahowald; Wasserman on Silvers and Mahowald; Mahowald on Silvers and Wasserman Chapter 6 Afterword: Disability Chapter 7 Bibliography

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