Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

Editor(s): Eva Feder Kittay, Licia Carlson

Published Online: 18 AUG 2010 05:38AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405198288

Online ISBN: 9781444322781

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322781

Series Editor(s): Armen T. Marsoobian, Brian J. Huschle, Eric Cavallero

About this Book

Through a series of essays contributed by clinicians, medical historians, and prominent moral philosophers, Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy addresses the ethical, bio-ethical, epistemological, historical, and meta-philosophical questions raised by cognitive disability

  • Features essays by a prominent clinicians and medical historians of cognitive disability, and prominent contemporary philosophers such as Ian Hacking, Martha Nussbaum, and Peter Singer
  • Represents the first collection that brings together philosophical discussions of Alzheimer's disease, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and autism under the rubric of cognitive disability
  • Offers insights into categories like Alzheimer's, mental retardation, and autism, as well as issues such as care, personhood, justice, agency, and responsibility

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Intellectual Disability: The Medical Model and beyond

  2. Part 2: Justice

  3. Part 3: Care

  4. Part 4: Agency

  5. Part 5: Speaking about Cognitive Disability

  6. Part 6: Personhood

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