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    Disability, Difference, Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy.Anita Silvers, David Wasserman, Mary B. Mahowald & Lawrence C. Becker - 1999 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    How should we respond to individuals with disabilities? What does it mean to be disabled? Over fifty million Americans, from neonates to the fragile elderly, are disabled. Some people say they have the right to full social participation, while others repudiate such claims as delusive or dangerous. In this compelling book, three experts in ethics, medicine, and the law address pressing disability questions in bioethics and public policy. Anita Silvers, David Wasserman, and Mary B. Mahowald test important theories of justice (...)
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    Thinking About the Good: Reconfiguring Liberal Metaphysics (or Not) for People with Cognitive Disabilities.Anita Silvers & Leslie Pickering Francis - 2009 - Metaphilosophy 40 (3-4):475-498.
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    Justice Through Trust: Disability and the “Outlier Problem” in Social Contract Theory.Anita Silvers & Leslie Pickering Francis - 2005 - Ethics 116 (1):40-76.
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    Reconciling Equality to Difference: Caring (F)or Justice for People with Disabilities.Anita Silvers - 1995 - Hypatia 10 (1):30 - 55.
    A feminist ethics that bases morality on dependence or vulnerability challenges the moral priority of uniform over disparate treatment. Persons with disabilities resist equality's homogenization of moral personhood. But displacing equality in favor of caring or trust reprises the repression of those already marginalized. The ethics of difference proves an ineffective remedy for the negative consequences attendant on how historically marginalized groups are different. An historicized conception of equality resolves the dilemma.
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  5. On the Possibility and Desirability of Constructing a Neutral Conception of Disability.Anita Silvers - 2003 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 24 (6):471-487.
    Disagreement about the properattitude toward disability proliferates. Yetlittle attention has been paid to an importantmeta-question, namely, whether ``disability'' isan essentially contested concept. If so, recentdebates between bioethicists and the disabilitymovement leadership cannot be resolved. Inthis essay I identify some of the presumptionsthat make their encounters so contentious. Much more must happen, I argue, for anydiscussions about disability policy andpolitics to be productive. Progress depends onconstructing a neutral conception ofdisability, one that neither devaluesdisability nor implies that persons withdisabilities are inadequate. So, (...)
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    The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability.Anita Silvers - 1998 - Ethics 108 (3):612-615.
  7. Feminism and Disability.Joel Michael Reynolds & Anita Silvers - 2017 - In Carol Hay (ed.), Philosophy: Feminism. Macmillan Reference USA. pp. 295-316.
    The article introduces readers to the study of disability, both with respect to the interdisciplinary field of disability studies and the field of philosophy of disability. We then offer an overview of three central areas of philosophical inquiry where feminist work in philosophy and disability has made significant contributions: (1) metaphysics and ontology, (2) epistemology and phenomenology, and (3) ethical, social, and political philosophy.
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    Disability, Difference, and Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy.Anita Silvers, David Wasserman & Mary B. Mahowald - 2002 - Hypatia 17 (1):209-213.
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    Liberalism and Individually Scripted Ideas of the Good: Meeting the Challenge of Dependent Agency.Leslie Pickering Francis & Anita Silvers - 2007 - Social Theory and Practice 33 (2):311-334.
  10. Philosophy and Disability: What Should Philosophy Do?Anita Silvers - 2016 - Res Philosophica 93 (4):843-863.
    Elizabeth Barnes’s recently proposed value-neutral model for disability provoked a familiar storm of oft-made objections from philosophers who appear committed to equating being disabled with being intrinsically or inescapably disadvantaged. Their narrow framing of the options for disabled people is influenced, I suggest, by purposes to which “disability” now is put. But there are both epistemic and moral reasons to refrain from importing the normative narrowness imposed by these purposes into our philosophical investigation of disability. Barnes’s ontological account opens up (...)
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    Beyond Cultural Stereotyping: Views on End-of-Life Decision Making Among Religious and Secular Persons in the USA, Germany, and Israel.Mark Schweda, Silke Schicktanz, Aviad Raz & Anita Silvers - 2017 - BMC Medical Ethics 18 (1):13.
    End-of-life decision making constitutes a major challenge for bioethical deliberation and political governance in modern democracies: On the one hand, it touches upon fundamental convictions about life, death, and the human condition. On the other, it is deeply rooted in religious traditions and historical experiences and thus shows great socio-cultural diversity. The bioethical discussion of such cultural issues oscillates between liberal individualism and cultural stereotyping. Our paper confronts the bioethical expert discourse with public moral attitudes. The paper is based on (...)
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  12. No Talent? Beyond the Worst Off!: A Diverse Theory of Justice for Disability.Anita Silvers - 2009 - In Kimberley Brownlee & Adam Cureton (eds.), Disability and Disadvantage. Oxford University Press. pp. 163--99.
     
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    Historical Vulnerability and Special Scrutiny: Precautions Against Discrimination in Medical Research.Anita Silvers - 2004 - American Journal of Bioethics 4 (3):56-57.
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    Cloudy Crystal Balls Do Not “Gray” Babies Make.Anita Silvers & Leslie Francis - 2011 - American Journal of Bioethics 11 (2):36 - 38.
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    “Defective” Agents: Equality, Difference And The Tyranny Of The Normal: Equality,Normality and Ability.Anita Silvers - 1994 - Journal of Social Philosophy 25 (s1):154-175.
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    Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care.Rosamond Rhodes, Margaret P. Battin & Anita Silvers (eds.) - 2002 - Oup Usa.
    Because medicine can preserve and restore health and function, it is widely acknowledged as a basic good that a just society owes its members. Yet there is controversy over the scope of what should be provided, to whom, how, when and why. This comprehensive and authoritative book - by well-known philosophers, doctors, lawyers, political scientists, and economists - lays a theoretical foundation for understanding the debate, assesses how health care is distributed in different countries and to various social groups, and (...)
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  17. Aesthetic "Akrasia": On Disliking Good Art.Anita Silvers - 1972 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 31 (2):227-234.
  18. The Artwork Discarded.Anita Silvers - 1976 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 34 (4):441-454.
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    Human Rights and Genetic Discrimination: Protecting Genomics' Promise for Public Health.Anita Silvers & Michael Ashley Stein - 2003 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 31 (3):377-389.
    The potential power of predictive genetic testing as a risk regulator is impressive. By identifying asymptomatic individuals who are at risk of becoming ill, predictive genetic testing may enable those individuals to take prophylactic measures. As new therapies become available, the usefulness of genetic testing undoubtedly will increase. Further, when a person's family medical history indicates a propensity towards a particular genetic disease, a negative test result may open up otherwise denied opportunities by showing that this person has not inherited (...)
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    Infanticide, Moral Status and Moral Reasons: The Importance of Context.Leslie Francis & Anita Silvers - 2013 - Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (5):289-292.
    Giubilini and Minerva ask why birth should be a critical dividing line between acceptable and unacceptable reasons for terminating existence. Their argument is that birth does not change moral status in the sense that is relevant: the ability to be harmed by interruption of one's aims. Rather than question the plausibility of their position or the argument they give, we ask instead about the importance to scholarship or policy of publishing the article: does it to any extent make a novel (...)
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    Human Rights and Genetic Discrimination: Protecting Genomics' Promise for Public Health.Anita Silvers & Michael Ashley Stein - 2003 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 31 (3):377-389.
    The potential power of predictive genetic testing as a risk regulator is impressive. By identifying asymptomatic individuals who are at risk of becoming ill, predictive genetic testing may enable those individuals to take prophylactic measures. As new therapies become available, the usefulness of genetic testing undoubtedly will increase. Further, when a person's family medical history indicates a propensity towards a particular genetic disease, a negative test result may open up otherwise denied opportunities by showing that this person has not inherited (...)
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    The Story of Art is the Test of Time.Anita Silvers - 1991 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 49 (3):211-224.
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  23. Feminism: An Overview.Anita Silvers - 1998 - In Michael Kelly (ed.), Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Oxford University Press.
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    Becoming Mrs. Mayberry: Dependency and the Right to Be Free.Anita Silvers - 2015 - Hypatia 30 (1):292-299.
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    (In) Equality, (Ab) Normality, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.Anita Silvers - 1996 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 21 (2):209-224.
    The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act enacted a conceptual shift in the meaning of ‘disability.’ Rather than defining ‘disability’ as a disadvantageous physical or mental deficit of persons, it codifies the understanding of ‘disability’ as a defective state of society which disadvantages these persons. In contrast, the standard medical model incorrectly conceptualizes disabled persons as biologically inferior, and thus confines them to the role of recipients of benevolence or care. Turning to an ethic of caring yields counter-intuitive results that conflict (...)
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    Going to School to Die: Equal Treatment for Well and Ill Children.Anita Silvers - 2005 - American Journal of Bioethics 5 (1):69-71.
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    A Neutral Ethical Framework for Understanding the Role of Disability in the Life Cycle.Anita Silvers - 2001 - American Journal of Bioethics 1 (3):57-58.
    (2001). A Neutral Ethical Framework for Understanding the Role of Disability in the Life Cycle. The American Journal of Bioethics: Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 57-58.
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    Predictive Genetic Testing: Congruence of Disability Insurers' Interests with the Public Interest.Anita Silvers - 2007 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (s2):52-58.
    This article argues that, under existing jurisprudence, the disability insurance business will be harmed, not benefited, from broad access to the results of genetic testing identifying people with higher than species-typical genetic propensities for illness.
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    Predictive Genetic Testing: Congruence of Disability Insurers' Interests with the Public Interest.Anita Silvers - 2007 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (S2):52-58.
    The idea that disability insurers would benefit if the use of predictive genetic testing expands may seem little short of obvious. If individuals with higher than species-typical genetic propensities for illness or disease are identified, and barred or discouraged from participating in disability insurance programs, is it not obvious that the amount that disability insurers pay out will decrease? Is there any reason to doubt that insurers thus would gain advantage by promoting genetic testing? Writers on this subject typically have (...)
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    The Aesthetic Point of View: Selected Essays.Anita Silvers - 1983 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 42 (2):213-217.
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    Primary Care Physicians and the Duty to Inform About Genetic Discrimination.Anita Silvers - 2001 - American Journal of Bioethics 1 (3):1 – 2.
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    Rights Are Still Right: The Case for Disability RightsThe Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Different but Equal. [REVIEW]Anita Silvers, Stanley S. Herr, Lawrence O. Gostin & Harold Hongju Koh - 2004 - Hastings Center Report 34 (6):39.
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    Letting the Sunshine In: Has Analysis Made Aesthetics Clear?Anita Silvers - 1987 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 46:137-149.
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    The Right Not to Be Normal as the Essence of Freedom.Anita Silvers - 2008 - Journal of Evolution and Technology 18 (1):79-85.
    Proponents of using medical technology for enhancement sometimes misunderstand how the biology of enhancement works. Appreciation of biological diversity supports a program of enhancement. Acknowledging a liberty right to be biologically different addresses worries abut enhancement’s being undemocratic. Doing so also suggests changes in emphasis to strengthen the case for enhancement.
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    Introduction.Anita Silvers - 1988 - The Monist 71 (2):137-139.
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    The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Disability, Ideology and the Aesthetic.Anita Silvers - 2002 - In Mairian Corker Tom Shakespeare (ed.), Disability/Postmodernity: Embodying Disability Theory. pp. 228--244.
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    People with Disabilities.Anita Silvers - 2003 - In LaFollette H. (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. Oxford University Press. pp. 300--318.
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    Bedside Justice and Disability: Personalizing Judgment, Preserving Impartiality.Anita Silvers - 2002 - In Rosamond Rhodes, Margaret P. Battin & Anita Silvers (eds.), Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care. Oup Usa. pp. 235.
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    A Common Sky: Philosophy and the Literary Imagination.Anita Silvers - 1976 - Philosophical Review 85 (1):126.
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    Aesthetics for Art's Sake, Not for Philosophy's!Anita Silvers - 1993 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 51 (2):141-150.
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    On Not Iterating Women's Disability: A Crossover Perspective on Genetic Dilemmas.Anita Silvers - 1998 - In Anne Donchin & Laura Purdy (eds.), Embodying Bioethics: Feminist Advances. Maryland, USA: Lanham.
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    Puzzles About Art: An Aesthetics Casebook.Margaret Battin, John Fisher, Ronald Moore & Anita Silvers - 1990 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (3):265-266.
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    How to Avoid Resting Journalistic Ethics on a Mistake.Anita Silvers - 1985 - Journal of Social Philosophy 16 (3):20-35.
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    Joram G. Haber and Mark S. Halfon, Eds., Norms and Values: Essays on the Work of Virginia Held:Norms and Values: Essays on the Work of Virginia Held. [REVIEW]Anita Silvers - 1999 - Ethics 110 (1):198-201.
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    Respecting the Dignity of Children with Disabilities in Clinical Practice.Adam Cureton & Anita Silvers - 2017 - HEC Forum 29 (3):257-276.
    Prevailing philosophies about parental and other caregiver responsibilities toward children tend to be protectionist, grounded in informed benevolence in a way that countenances rather than circumvents intrusive paternalism. And among the kinds of children an adult might be called upon to parent or otherwise care for, children with disabilities figure among those for whom the strongest and snuggest shielding is supposed be deployed. In this article, we examine whether this equation of securing well-being with sheltering by protective parents and other (...)
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    Philosophy of Art.Anita Silvers - 1975 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 33 (3):345-347.
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    Achieving Meaningful Access to Medicaid.Leslie Francis & Anita Silvers - 2019 - Hastings Center Report 49 (2):3-3.
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    A Wrongful Case for Parental Tort Liability.Leslie Pickering Francis & Anita Silvers - 2012 - American Journal of Bioethics 12 (4):15-17.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 4, Page 15-17, April 2012.
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  49. Sociobiology and Human Nature.Michael Steven Gregory & Anita Silvers (eds.) - 1978 - Jossey-Bass.
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    Continuous Surveillance of Persons with Disabilities: Conflicts and Compatibilities of Personal and Public Goods.Anita Ho, Anita Silvers & Tim Stainton - 2014 - Journal of Social Philosophy 45 (3):348-368.
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