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Disability and the Good Human Life free pdf This collection of original essays, from both established scholars and newcomers, takes up a recent debate in philosophy, sociology, and disability studies on whether disability is intrinsically a harm that lowers a person's quality of life. While this is a new question in disability scholarship, it also touches on one of the oldest philosophical questions: what is the good human life? Historically, philosophers have not been interested in the topic of disability, and when they are it is usually only in relation to questions such as euthanasia, abortion, or the moral status of disabled people. Consequently disability has been either ignored by moral and political philosophers or simply equated with a bad human life, a life not worth living. This collection takes up the challenge that disability poses to basic questions of political philosophy and bioethics, among others, by focusing on fundamental issues and practical implications of the relationship between disability and the good human life.

About Dr. Jerome E. Bickenbach

Jerome E. Bickenbach is the leader of the Disability Policy Unit and professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy at the University of Lucerne and Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland. Franziska Felder is a lecturer in education at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a visiting scholar at University College London. Barbara Schmitz is an Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

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Author : Dr. Jerome E. Bickenbach
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 30 July 2015
ISBN : 1107545838
EAN : 9781107545830
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 342 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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