Chapter 4. The Capabilities of People with Cognitive Disabilities

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

Published Online: 18 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322781.ch4

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

How to Cite

Nussbaum, M. (2010) The Capabilities of 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.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stony Brook University/SUNY, USA

  2. 3

    Providence College, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Chicago, appointed in law, philosophy, and divinity, 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:

  • justice - capabilities of people with cognitive disabilities;
  • people with cognitive disabilities - twofold challenge to philosophical theories of justice;
  • capabilities approach, and a social-minimum approach;
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA);
  • approach of frontiers of justice - case of disability, important in its own right;
  • capabilities approach, using idea of a threshold - for each entitlement;
  • equality of capability, essential social goal - absence of equality connected with deficit in dignity and self-respect;
  • capabilities of people with cognitive disabilities - preference-based approach to offer bad guidance;
  • education for people with cognitive disabilities - threshold matter, raising issues about capability-equality;
  • inequality in political entitlements of people with disabilities - examined under stringent standard of judicial review

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • 1. Frontiers of Justice and the Challenge of Disability

  • 2. The General Approach of Frontiers of Justice

  • 3. Equality and Adequacy

  • 4. Social and Economic Entitlements

  • 5. Equality in Education

  • 6. Equality in Political Entitlements

  • Acknowledgments

  • References