Chapter 9. Holding One Another (Well, Wrongly, Clumsily) in a Time of Dementia

  1. Eva Feder Kittay Distinguished Professor senior fellow2 and
  2. Licia Carlson Ph.D. assistant professor3
  1. Hilde Lindemann professor of philosophy fellow president

Published Online: 18 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322781.ch9

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

How to Cite

Lindemann, H. (2010) Holding One Another (Well, Wrongly, Clumsily) in a Time of Dementia, in Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy (eds E. F. Kittay and L. Carlson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322781.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stony Brook University/SUNY, USA

  2. 3

    Providence College, USA

Author Information

  1. Michigan 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:

  • holding one another - well, wrongly, clumsily in a time of dementia;
  • Granny and multi-infarct dementia – holding the person in her identity;
  • families, primary sites for identity formation;
  • stories of relationship narratives - child as a member of a family, son or daughter of people;
  • child growing out of infancy - mutual process of accommodating herself to her family;
  • families primarily responsible - constructing child's identity;
  • good and bad holding - truth, necessary but not sufficient for good holding;
  • good holding, stories constituting - identity keeping open a person's field of action;
  • wrongful holding and clumsy holding;
  • societies, having a role to play - helping us hold on to one another

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Familial Responsibility to Hold

  • Good and Bad Holding

  • Clumsy Holding

  • Acknowledgments

  • References