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Disability and Justice

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[Revised entry by Daniel Putnam, David Wasserman, Jeffrey Blustein, and Adrienne Asch on July 2, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Among the topics in philosophy and disability, the relationship between disability and justice has received the lion's share of attention. No doubt this is in part because justice, often regarded as the "first virtue of social institutions" (Rawls 1971: 3), is central to the evaluation of social policies and public institutions. But it is also because disability has played at least two distinct roles in recent discussions of social justice. First, disability has been seen by many as a paradigm example of unchosen...

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