Respecting disability

Teaching Philosophy 30 (4):383-402 (2007)
Authors
Adam Cureton
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract
The goal of this paper is to offer some remarks about how teachers, especially teachers of moral theories and arguments, should respond to insulting messages about disability that may be expressed in their courses. While there is a strong prima facie presumption for instructors to convey the truth as they see it, this is not an absolute requirement when the views they teach have a tendency to be insulting. I investigate some circumstances in which a moral view embeds and expresses an insulting message about disability and I argue that affording due respect to their students requires ethics instructors to be alert to disparaging messages about disability and to send counter-messages when the views they teach give such messages.
Keywords Teaching Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0145-5788
DOI 10.5840/teachphil20073044
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 35,010
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

On Disability and Illness. A Reply to Edwards.Lennart Nordenfelt - 1999 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 20 (2):181-189.
On a Bioethical Challenge to Disability Rights.Ron Amundson & Shari Tresky - 2007 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (6):541 – 561.
Disability in the Bioethics Curriculum.Anita Ho - 2007 - Teaching Philosophy 30 (4):403-420.
Everworse: What's Wrong with Selecting for Disability?Mark Greene & Steven Augello - 2011 - Public Affairs Quarterly 25 (2):131-140.
Disability, Minority, and Difference.Elizabeth Barnes - 2009 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (4):337-355.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
70 ( #90,641 of 2,275,229 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #218,253 of 2,275,229 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature