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Philosophical and ethical problems in mental handicap

Author: Peter Byrne; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
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Peter Byrne surveys the conceptual, ethical, social and religious issues which arise from the fact that many human beings are mentally handicapped. He explores the definition of mental handicap, its relations to IQ and the scientific study of intelligence. He examines the contention that the notion of mental handicap has no objective foundation but is merely the agent of oppression, and analyses policies and  Read more...
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Byrne, Peter, 1950-
Philosophical and ethical problems in mental handicap.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000
(DLC) 00027830
(OCoLC)43567320
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Byrne; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230599376 0230599370
OCLC Number: 681911111
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 175 pages)
Contents: Preface --
The Philosophical Problem --
Defining Mental Handicap --
The Moral Status of the Cognitive Disabled --
Euthanasia, Abortion and Genocide --
Cognitive Disability and Oppression --
Theological and Religious Issues --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Peter Byrne.
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This book examines a range of important conceptual, ethical, social and religious issues arising from mental handicap. It attacks both the contemporary philosophical attempts to dismiss the  Read more...

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