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Title

Disability: A Normative Evaluation

Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2011

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

Philosophy

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Type

Dissertation

Abstract

This dissertation is a normative evaluation of disability. Disability is traditionally understood as a personal tragedy; it is something that makes someone’s life harder. A recent Reuters poll found that more than 50% of Americans would rather die than be disabled. Although most individuals have strong opinions about becoming disabled, an academic examination of disabilities is a relatively recent development.

Language

English (en)

Chair and Committee

Larry May

Committee Members

Marilyn Friedman, Kit Welllman, Carl Craver, Rebecca Dresser, Clarissa Rile Hayward

Comments

Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/K75X26W0

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