The Philosophy of Autism

The Philosophy of Autism

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Overview

The Philosophy of Autism by Jami L. Anderson, Simon Cushing

The Philosophy of Autism examines autism from the tradition of analytic philosophy, working from the premise that autism spectrum disorders raise interesting philosophical questions that need to be and can be addressed in a manner that is clear, jargon-free, and accessible. The goal of the original essays in this book is to provide a philosophically rich analysis of issues raised by autism and to afford dignity and respect to those impacted by autism by placing it at the center of the discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442217072
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/16/2012
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jami L. Anderson is associate professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint. Simon Cushing is associate professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Autism: The Very Idea
Chapter 2: Embodying Autistic Cognition: Towards Re-conceiving Certain “Autism-Related” Behavioural Atypicalities as Functional
Chapter 3: Autism and the Extreme Male Brain
Chapter 4: I Think, Therefore I Am. I am Verbal, Therefore I Live.
Chapter 5: A Dash of Autism
Chapter 6: Knowing Other Minds: Ethics and Autism
Chapter 7: Autism, Empathy, and Affective Framing
Chapter 8: Advocacy, Autism and Autonomy

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