Philosophical Perspectives on Disability

PHIL 220

Considers core questions about the nature of disability and what this entails for policy. Review of medical and social models of disability, and current philosophical attempts to improve on these models. Careful consideration of the relationship between disability and well-being, including questions about how much weight to give to different kinds of testimony about the quality of life of disabled people. Relates all of this to various topics in practical ethics.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall Only