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Learning from my daughter : the value and care of disabled minds

Author: Eva Feder Kittay
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Disability offers a significant challenge to long-held philosophical views of the nature of the good life, what offers meaning in our lives, the importance of care, & the centrality of reason, as well as questions of justice, dignity, & personhood. In this work, the author claims that living with a daughter who has multiple & significant disabilities, including cognitive disabilities, has been transformative for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kittay, Eva Feder.
Learning from my daughter.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018031470
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Feder Kittay
ISBN: 9780190844615 0190844612 9780190844622 0190844620 9780190844639 0190844639
OCLC Number: 1057238061
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2020 PROSE Award for Excellence in Philosophy by the Association of American Publishers.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 276 pages)
Contents: Foreword: Singing with Sesha / Susan J. Brison --
Part I Learning to become a humbler philosopher. On what matters/not ; The new normal and a good life ; A meditation on normalcy inspired by Camus's The Rebel --
Part II Choosing children and the limits of planning. The limits of choice ; The ethics of prenatal testing and selection ; How not to argue for selective reproductive procedures ; Addendum: Mother's choice --
Part III Care in philosophy, disability, and ethics. Dependency and disability ; An ethics of care ; The completion of care- The normativity of care ; Forever small: The strange case of Ashley X --
Afterword: My daughter's body- A meditation on soul.
Responsibility: Eva Feder Kittay.


Through personal narrative and philosophical argumentation, Eva Feder Kittay relates how raising a multiply-disabled daughter has altered her views on what matters and gives meaning in life. She  Read more...


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Kittay provides an excellent read in disability theory and philosophy and offers clarity and persistence in addressing very tough questions. * Jana M. Bennett, University of Dayton, The National Read more...

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