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Moral wrongs, disadvantages, and disability: a critique of critical disability studies
Critical disability studies (CDS) has emerged as an approach to the study of disability over the last decade or so and has sought to present a challenge to the predominantly materialist line found inExpand
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Special needs: a philosophical analysis
This paper attempts to illuminate a central concept and idea in special education discourse, namely, ‘special needs’. It analyses philosophically what needs are and on what grounds they are definedExpand
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Ethical analysis of the concept of disability.
  • S. Vehmas
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Mental retardation
  • 1 June 2004
The concept of disability from an ethical viewpoint was examined. Whether disability results from the way society is built and the way ideas and judgments considering disability are established in aExpand
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Self-pathologizing, self-condemning, self-liberating: Youths' accounts of their ADHD-related behavior.
This study analyzes the discursive construction of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and self in relation to a socioculturally shared understanding of moral norms. Thirteen FinnishExpand
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Voiceless subjects? Research ethics and persons with profound intellectual disabilities
Abstract This paper discusses possibilities of designing ethical research practice in relation to people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD). We will argue that in the case ofExpand
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Newborn Infants and the Moral Significance of Intellectual Disabilities
  • S. Vehmas
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Journal of the Association for Persons with…
  • 1 June 1999
This article presents moral philosophical arguments regarding life-saving medical treatment that may be more available to infants without disabilities than to infants with intellectual disabilities.Expand
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Arguing about disability : philosophical perspectives
Introduction: The Unavoidable Alliance of Disability Studies and Philosophy - Simo Vehmas, Kristjana Kristiansen and Tom Shakespeare Part 1: Metaphysics 1. Social Justice and Disability: CompetingExpand
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A Moorean argument for the full moral status of those with profound intellectual disability
This paper is about the moral status of those human beings who have profound intellectual disabilities (PIDs). We hold the common sense view that they have equal status to ‘normal’ human beings, andExpand
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