Disability and Disadvantage

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Kimberley Brownlee, Adam Cureton
OUP Oxford, Jun 4, 2009 - Philosophy - 408 pages
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This book offers a much-needed investigation of moral and political issues concerning disability, and explores how the experiences of people with disabilities can lead to reconsideration of prominent positions on normative issues. Thirteen new essays examine such topics as the concept of disability, the conditions of justice, the nature of autonomy, healthcare distribution, and reproductive choices. The contributors are Norman Daniels, Ellen Daniels Zide, Leslie P. Francis, Christie Hartley, Richard Hull, Guy Kahane, F. M. Kamm, Rosalind McDougall, Jeff McMahan, Douglas MacLean, Susannah Rose, Anita Silvers, Julian Savulescu, Lorella Terzi, David Wasserman, and Jonathan Wolff.

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Kimberley Brownlee is a Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Manchester. She holds a BA in Philosophy from McGill University, MPhil in Philosophy from Trinity College, Cambridge, and DPhil in Philosophy (Rhodes Scholar) from Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Kimberley's research interests include philosophy of punishment, legal obligation, dissent, civic virtue, ideals, and practical reason. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Applied Philosophy and the Reviews Editor for Res Publica.


Adam Cureton is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a BPhil in philosophy from Oxford University where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Adam is a fellow at the Parr Center for Ethics and holds fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Foundation and the Institute for Humane Studies. His research interests lie primarily in ethics, metaethics and the history of ethics.

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