Disability: A Normative Evaluation
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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.
Chair and Committee
Marilyn Friedman, Kit Welllman, Carl Craver, Rebecca Dresser, Clarissa Rile Hayward
Brown, Jeffrey M., "Disability: A Normative Evaluation" (2011). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 280.