The Faces of Intellectual Disability: Philosophical Reflections

The Faces of Intellectual Disability: Philosophical Reflections

by Licia Carlson

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The Faces of Intellectual Disability: Philosophical Reflections by Licia Carlson

In a Challenge to current thinking about cognitive impairment, this book explores what it means to treat people with intellectual disabilities in an ethical manner. Reassessing philosophical views of intellectual disability, Licia Carlson shows how we can affirm the dignity and worth of intellectually disabled people first by ending comparisons to nonhuman animals and then by confronting our fears and discomforts. Carlson presents the complex history of ideas about cognitive disability, the treatment of intellectually disabled people, and social and cultural reactions to them. Sensitive and clearly argued, this book offers new insights on recent trends in disability studies and philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253003942
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/22/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 286
File size: 411 KB

About the Author

Licia Carlson has written numerous articles on philosophy and disability
and is the co-editor of Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy.
She is an assistant professor of philosophy at Providence College.

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