The Tasks of Embodied Love: Moral Problems in Caring for Children with Disabilities

Authors

  • ROGER S. GOTTLIEB


Abstract

Neither secular moral theory nor religious ethics have had much place for persons in need of constant physical help and cognitive support, nor for those who provide care for them. Writing as the father of a fourteen-year-old daughter with multiple disabilities, I will explore some of moral issues that arise here, both from the point of view of the disabled child and from that of the child's caretaker(s).

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