The Tasks of Embodied Love: Moral Problems in Caring for Children with Disabilities
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2009
2002 by Hypatia, Inc.
Special Issue: Feminism and Disability, Part 2
Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 225–236, August 2002
How to Cite
GOTTLIEB, R. S. (2002), The Tasks of Embodied Love: Moral Problems in Caring for Children with Disabilities. Hypatia, 17: 225–236. doi: 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2002.tb00950.x
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2009
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).