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The Faces of Intellectual Disability : Philosophical Reflections (Paperback)

Author: Carlson, Licia

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In a challenge to current thinking about cognitive impairment, this bookexplores what it means to treat people with intellectual disabilities in an ethicalmanner. Reassessing philosophical views of intellectual disability, Licia Carlsonshows how we can affirm the dignity and worth of intellectually disabled peoplefirst by ending comparisons to nonhuman animals and then by confronting our fearsand discomforts. Carlson presents the complex history of ideas about cognitivedisability, the treatment of intellectually disabled people, and social and culturalreactions to them. Sensitive and clearly argued, this book offers new insights onrecent trends in disability studies and philosophy.


Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780253221575
SKU 211281870
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0253221579
Release Date 12/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0286
Publisher Indiana University Press

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