Through a series of essays contributed by clinicians, medical historians, and prominent moral philosophers, Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy addresses the ethical, bio-ethical, epistemological, historical, and meta-philosophical questions raised by cognitive disability.
Through a series of essays contributed by clinicians, medicalhistorians, and prominent moral philosophers, CognitiveDisability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy addresses theethical, bio-ethical, epistemological, historical, andmeta-philosophical questions raised by cognitive disability * Features essays by a prominent clinicians and medicalhistorians of cognitive disability, and prominent contemporaryphilosophers such as Ian Hacking, Martha Nussbaum, and PeterSinger * Represents the first collection that brings togetherphilosophical discussions of Alzheimer's disease,intellectual/developmental disabilities, and autism under therubric of cognitive disability * Offers insights into categories like Alzheimer's, mentalretardation, and autism, as well as issues such as care,personhood, justice, agency, and responsibility
Eva Feder Kittay is Professor of Philosophy, Women's StudiesAffiliate, and Senior Fellow of the Center for Medical Humanities,Bioethics and Compassionate Care at Stony Brook University, NewYork. Her published works include Love's Labor: Essays on Women,Equality, and Dependency (1998); The Blackwell Guide toFeminist Philosophy (co-edited with Linda Martin Alcoff,Blackwell, 2006); The Subject of Care: Feminist Perspectives onDependency (with Ellen K. Feder, 2003); and Metaphor: ItsCognitive Force and Linguistic Structure (1990). She is alsothe mother of a cognitively disabled woman. Licia Carlson
is Assistant Professor of Philosophy atProvidence College. Her research interests include 20th-centuryFrench philosophy, ethics, feminist theory, philosophy anddisability, and the philosophy of music. She has published articleson bioethics, feminist theory, disability, and the works of MichelFoucault, and has written a book entitled The Faces ofIntellectual Disability: Philosophical Reflections.