Is disability mere difference?

Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (1):46-49 (2016)
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Some philosophers and disability advocates argue that disability is not bad for you. Rather than treated as a harm, it should be considered and even celebrated as just another manifestation of human diversity. Disability is mere difference. To most of us, these are extraordinary claims. Can they be defended?



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