Ethics and Mental Retardation

Ethics and Mental Retardation

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048183876
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/22/2010
Series: Philosophy and Medicine , #15
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Section I / Examining the Rights Tradition.- Rights and Borderline Cases.- Applying Moral Theory to the Retarded.- Joseph Margolis, John Rawls, and the Mentally Retarded.- Do the Retarded Have a Right Not to Be Eaten? A Rejoinder to Joseph Margolis.- The Rights of the Retarded.- Rights, Justice and the Retarded.- Section II / Respect and Labeling.- Respect and the Retarded: Issues of Valuing and Labeling.- Person Ascriptions, Profound Disabilities and Our Self-Imposed Duties: A Reply to Loretta Kopelman.- The World Gained and the World Lost: Labeling the Mentally Retarded.- Labeling the Mentally Retarded: A Reply to Laurence B. McCullough.- Section III / Theology and Philosophy of Religion.- Must God Create the Best?.- Parenting, Bonding, and Valuing the Retarded.- Responsibility for the Retarded: Two Theological Views.- Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on the Value of the Retarded: Responses to William F. May and John C. Moskop.- Section IV / Law and Public Policy.- The Legal Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons in Twentieth Century America.- Examining Legal Restrictions on the Retarded.- Who Speaks for the Retarded?.- Commentary on David J. Rothman’s ‘Who Speaks for the Retarded?’.- Dilemmas in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.- Health Care, Needs and Rights of Retarded Persons.- Notes on Contributors.

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