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Conceptualization of the Body in ‘Disability’

  1. Steven D Edwards

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005937

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How to Cite

Edwards, S. D. 2006. Conceptualization of the Body in ‘Disability’. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Wales Swansea, Centre for Philosophy and Health Care, Swansea, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

According to a view derived from the philosopher Descartes, persons are composed of separable minds and bodies. When applied to the phenomenon of disablement, this generates a specific conception of disability.

Keywords:

  • disability;
  • Descartes;
  • mind;
  • body;
  • Merleau-Ponty