Valuing Disability, Causing Disability*

@article{Barnes2014ValuingDC,
  title={Valuing Disability, Causing Disability*},
  author={Elizabeth Barnes},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={2014},
  volume={125},
  pages={88 - 113}
}
Disability rights activists often claim that disability is not—by itself—something that makes disabled people worse off. A popular objection to such a view of disability is this: were it correct, it would make it permissible to cause disability and impermissible to cause nondisability (or impermissible to “cure” disability, to use the value-laden term). The aim of this article is to show that these twin objections don’t succeed. 

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