1st Edition

Americans with Disabilities

ISBN 9780415923682
Published July 6, 2000 by Routledge
432 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

In this groundbreaking work, leading philosophers, legal theorists, bioethicists, and policy makers offer incisive looks into the philosophical and moral foundations of disability law and policy.



Leslie Francis is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah. Anita Silvers is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University.


"With this pathbreaking book, two of the nation's leading social philosophers have pushed disabled Americans out of the shadows and into the limelight where they belong...Anyone who works on health, education, welfare and civil rights issues will need to read this book." -- Anita L. Allen, University of Pennsylvania Law School
"This is an important book. Its collected essays come to grips directly with the most important issues of law, policy and morality involving Americans with disabilities. The authors...will make every reader think more carefully about how best to insure justice for the disabled." -- Thomas Ehrlich, The Carnegie Foundation on the Advancement of Teaching
"This comprehensive anthology is a major step in the development of disability studies in philosophy and legal scholarship. It takes philosophy of disability beyond the 'you too' afterthoughts added to discussions of social justice and demonstrates that issues raised by disability are critical to contemporary social philosophy." -- Susan Wendell, author of The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability