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Moral issues in mental retardation

Author: R S Laura; A F Ashman
Publisher: London ; Dover, NH : Croom Helm, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reviews a number of issues in this field, including respect for retarded people and the notion of equal rights.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R S Laura; A F Ashman
ISBN: 0709916922 9780709916925
OCLC Number: 11621442
Description: 212 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; The philosophy of special education / Ronald S. Laura and Adrian F. Ashman --
Equal rights and employment for mentally retarded persons / Michael D. Bayles --
Ambivalence of attitude to the mentally retarded / R.S. Downie --
The ethics of de-institutionalisation and afterwards / Susan C. Hayes --
Mental retardation and paternalistic control / R.R. Khan --
Psychosurgery and the mentally retarded / John Kleinig --
Can we avoid assigning greater value to some human lives than to others? / Peter Singer --
Infanticide / Bonnie Steinbock --
Long days journeys into night: The tragedy of the handicapped at risk infant / George P. Smith, III --
Genetics and mental retardation / Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley --
Mental retardation and genetic engineering / Ronald S. Laura --
Rights, interests, and mental handicap / Ronald S. Laura and Adrian F. Ashman.
Responsibility: edited by Ronald S. Laura and Adrian F. Ashman.

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