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dc.creatorAmundson, Ronen
dc.creatorTresky, Sharien
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:21:08Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:21:08Zen
dc.date.created2008en
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Bioethical Inquiry 2008; 5(2-3): 111-123en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/512031en
dc.description.abstractContinuing tensions exist between mainstream bioethics and advocates of the disability rights movement. This paper explores some of the grounds for those tensions as exemplified in From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice by Allen Buchanan and coauthors, a book by four prominent bioethicists that is critical of the disability rights movement. One set of factors involves the nature of disability and impairment. A second set involves presumptions regarding social values, including the importance of intelligence in relation to other human characteristics, competition as the basis of social organization, and the nature of the parent child relationship. The authors disapproval of certain aspects of the disability rights movement can be seen to be associated with particular positions regarding these factors. Although the authors intend to use a method of broad reflective equilibrium, we argue that their idiosyncratic commitment to particular concepts of disability and particular social values produces a narrowing of the moral significance of their conclusions regarding disability rights.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source311769en
dc.subjectBioethicsen
dc.subjectDisabilityen
dc.subjectGeneticsen
dc.subjectHuman Characteristicsen
dc.subjectIntelligenceen
dc.subjectJusticeen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectSocial Valuesen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.subject.classificationBioethicsen
dc.subject.classificationValue / Quality of Lifeen
dc.subject.classificationGenetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiologyen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy of the Health Professionsen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Particular Diseases or Groupsen
dc.titleBioethics and disability rights: conflicting values and perspectivesen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University, for the National Information Resource on Ethics and Human Genetics, a project funded by the United States National Human Genome Research Instituteen
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText Livelink Discovery Server database named GenETHX to DSpace collection GenETHX hosted by Georgetown Universityen


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