Chapter 14. Thinking about the Good: Reconfiguring Liberal Metaphysics (or Not) for People with Cognitive Disabilities

  1. Eva Feder Kittay Distinguished Professor senior fellow3 and
  2. Licia Carlson Ph.D. assistant professor4
  1. Leslie P. Francis Professor chair1 and
  2. Anita Silvers Professor chair2

Published Online: 18 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322781.ch14

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

How to Cite

Francis, L. P. and Silvers, A. (2010) Thinking about the Good: Reconfiguring Liberal Metaphysics (or Not) for People with Cognitive Disabilities, in Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy (eds E. F. Kittay and L. Carlson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322781.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Stony Brook University/SUNY, USA

  2. 4

    Providence College, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Utah, USA

  2. 2

    San Francisco State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 MAY 2010

Book Series:

  1. Metaphilosophy Series in Philosophy

Book Series Editors:

  1. Armen T. Marsoobian,
  2. Brian J. Huschle and
  3. Eric Cavallero

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198288

Online ISBN: 9781444322781

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Keywords:

  • thinking about the good - reconfiguring liberal metaphysics for people with cognitive disabilities;
  • traditional liberal theory, been inattentive - calling for respect for difference;
  • people differing in capacities to conceptualize - styles of conceptualization and skills in applying or realizing ideas;
  • liberalism's toleration of differences - ideas about people's good nourishing a receptivity, inclusion of people;
  • straitened thinking about the good - liberal tolerance about substance of good;
  • liberal theory, for principles of justice - intersection of individual rational agents' ideas of their good;
  • paternalism, to encourage people with cognitive disabilities - to live independently in community;
  • Rawlsian political liberalism;
  • Nussbaum, bringing metaphysics - threshold levels of capabilities for people with cognitive disabilities;
  • powers of self-origination and self-authentication

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Liberalism and Inclusiveness

  • Liberalism: Political and Metaphysical

  • Collaborating on Ideas of the Good

  • Powers of Self-Control

  • Conclusion

  • References