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ERIC Number: EJ864319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7561
Moral Philosophy, Disability, and Inclusive Education
Fitch, E. Frank
Philosophical Studies in Education, v40 p167-177 2009
Disability and dependence are integral to the human experience and yet have been largely marginalized or denigrated within Western philosophy. Joining a growing counter narrative from the disability studies movement, several mainstream moral philosophers are helping to redress this error. In this essay, the author discusses ideas from four such writers; Eva Kittay, Leslie Pickering Francis, Anita Silvers, and Alasdair MacIntyre, that he believes help foreground and elevate the moral centrality of disability and dependence. The author argues that this work helps rearticulate an understanding of human dignity and virtue in a way that illuminates the ethical imperative of inclusive education. (Contains 38 notes.)
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Language: English
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