Chapter 16. The Thought and Talk of Individuals with Autism: Reflections on Ian Hacking

  1. Eva Feder Kittay Distinguished Professor senior fellow2 and
  2. Licia Carlson Ph.D. assistant professor3
  1. Victoria McGeer

Published Online: 18 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322781.ch16

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

How to Cite

McGeer, V. (2010) The Thought and Talk of Individuals with Autism: Reflections on Ian Hacking, in Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy (eds E. F. Kittay and L. Carlson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322781.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stony Brook University/SUNY, USA

  2. 3

    Providence College, USA

Author Information

  1. Princeton 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:

  • thought and talk of individuals with autism - reflections on Ian Hacking;
  • individuals with autism - much in the public eye;
  • autism, persisting neurodevelopmental disorders - currently with no cure;
  • “spectrum” disorder, affecting individuals - and significant cognitive and behavioural disability;
  • public image of socially awkward, isolated, or uncommunicative human being - with idiosyncratic needs and interests;
  • informing versus transforming - two ways of shaping autistic spectrum;
  • “Theory of Mind” versus “Form of Life”;
  • ToM deficit hypothesis, why individuals with autism - being insusceptible to Kohler's phenomena;
  • autistic children, not growing up in utter isolation - from other human beings;
  • transforming autistic spectrum

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Clinical View Versus the Narrative View

  • Informing Versus Transforming: Two Ways of Shaping the Autistic Spectrum

  • From Thin People to Thick People

  • Two Hypotheses: “Theory of Mind” Versus “Form of Life”

  • Transforming the Autistic Spectrum

  • References