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Intellectual disability : ethics, dehumanization, and a new moral community / Heather E. Keith and Kenneth D. Keith.

By: Keith, Heather E.
Contributor(s): Keith, Kenneth D. (Kenneth Dwight), 1946-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex : J. Wiley, 2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118586440; 1118586441; 9781118586471; 1118586476; 9781118606926; 1118606922; 9781118606957; 1118606957; 0470674326; 9780470674321; 9781299313835; 1299313833.Subject(s): People with mental disabilities -- Cross-cultural studies | People with mental disabilities -- Social conditions | Mental illness -- Moral and ethical aspects | Mental illness -- Cross-cultural studies | Ethnopsychology -- Cross-cultural studies | Difference (Psychology) -- Cross-cultural studies | Group identity -- Cross-cultural studies | Social isolation -- Cross-cultural studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- People with Disabilities | Difference (Psychology) | Ethnopsychology | Group identity | Mental illness | Mental illness -- Moral and ethical aspects | People with mental disabilities | People with mental disabilities -- Social conditions | Social isolationGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Cross-cultural studies.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Intellectual disability.DDC classification: 305.9/085 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Why study disability? -- Part I. The roots of dehumanization. Intellectual disability: history and evolution of definitions -- The social construction of Purgatory: ideas and institutions -- A failure of intelligence -- The consequences of reason: moral philosophy and intelligence -- Part II. Out of the darkness. Defining the person: The moral and social consequences of philosophies of selfhood -- Alternative views of moral engagement: relationality and rationality -- Culture and intellectual disability -- Part III. Disability ethics for a new age. Quality of life and perception of self -- Application and best practices: rights, education, and ethics -- Visions of the future.
Summary: "Intellectual Disability: Ethics, Dehumanization, and a New Moral Community presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the roots and evolution of the dehumanization of people with intellectual disabilities. This book: Examines the roots of disability ethics from a psychological, philosophical, and educational perspective ; Presents a coherent, sustained moral perspective in examining the historical dehumanization of people with diminished cognitive abilities ; Includes a series of narratives and case descriptions to illustrate arguments ; Reveals the importance of an interdisciplinary understanding of the social construction of intellectual disability."--Publisher's website.
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Why study disability? -- Part I. The roots of dehumanization. Intellectual disability: history and evolution of definitions -- The social construction of Purgatory: ideas and institutions -- A failure of intelligence -- The consequences of reason: moral philosophy and intelligence -- Part II. Out of the darkness. Defining the person: The moral and social consequences of philosophies of selfhood -- Alternative views of moral engagement: relationality and rationality -- Culture and intellectual disability -- Part III. Disability ethics for a new age. Quality of life and perception of self -- Application and best practices: rights, education, and ethics -- Visions of the future.

"Intellectual Disability: Ethics, Dehumanization, and a New Moral Community presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the roots and evolution of the dehumanization of people with intellectual disabilities. This book: Examines the roots of disability ethics from a psychological, philosophical, and educational perspective ; Presents a coherent, sustained moral perspective in examining the historical dehumanization of people with diminished cognitive abilities ; Includes a series of narratives and case descriptions to illustrate arguments ; Reveals the importance of an interdisciplinary understanding of the social construction of intellectual disability."--Publisher's website.

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