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Published: 04 April 2019

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190844608

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Winner of the 2020 PROSE Award for Excellence in Philosophy

Learning from My Daughter

The Value and Care of Disabled Minds

Eva Feder Kittay

  • Provides a discussion both theoretical and personal of cognitive disability from a philosopher and mother
  • Challenges the prominence given to reason in thinking about what a good life is, and challenges the desire for normalcy as part of attaining the good life
  • Articulates an ethic of care that stresses the need for a fully normative conception of care
  • Argues powerfully and systemically against growth attenuation and related physical alterations on cognitively disabled children

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