Disability: a justice-based account

  title={Disability: a justice-based account},
  author={Jessica Begon},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
Most people have a clear sense of what they mean by disability, and have little trouble identifying conditions they consider disabling. Yet providing a clear and consistent definition of disability is far from straightforward. Standardly, disability is understood as the restriction in our abilities to perform tasks, as a result of an impairment of normal physical or cognitive human functioning (in combination with our social, political, and environmental context, and our resource share… Expand
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  • J. Wolff
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • 2008
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