Gratitude, Disability, and Philosophy

Florida Philosophical Review 13 (1):1-13 (2013)

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Nancy Stanlick
University of Central Florida
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In this presidential address, the author argues that being disabled is being a “misfit,” and that being a philosopher is often considered to be something like a disability, rendering philosophy, and philosophers, misfits as well. But not all disabilities are negative, and there are even cases in which disability can be something for which the disabled person and others can be grateful. Comparing her own physical disability that renders her a “misfit” to philosophy as a misfit discipline, the author argues that there is a connection between gratitude as a virtue, disability, and philosophy as an academic discipline and as a way of life.
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