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Disability in Practice: Attitudes, Policies, and Relationships

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2019.04.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adam Cureton and Thomas E. Hill, Jr. (eds), Disability in Practice: Attitudes, Policies, and Relationships, Oxford University Press, 2018, 249pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198812876. Reviewed by Linda Barclay, Monash University As the editors, Adam Cureton and Thomas E. Hill, Jr. suggest, the highlights of this excellent collection are the essays that deal explicitly with our complex attitudes to disability and how they affect our relationships and our medical, reproductive and parenting practices. These essays make up the first two sections of the book. The essays in the third section move beyond this theme, addressing more established debates about justice and moral status: Lawrence C. Becker extends his existing theory of habilitation to disability; Samuel Freeman defends Rawls's contractarian framework from well-known criticisms that it does not include or respect people with severe cognitive disabilities; Richard Galvin engages with debates about moral status; and Virginia L. Warren discusses the 'moral disabilities'... Read More

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