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Philosophical and Ethical Problems in Mental Handicap Byrne

Philosophical and Ethical Problems in Mental Handicap

Byrne

Published June 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780333801161
Hardcover
175 pages
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This book examines a range of important conceptual, ethical, social and religious issues arising from mental handicap. It contains a vigorous defence of the contention that mentally handicapped human beings are persons. It attacks both theMoreThis book examines a range of important conceptual, ethical, social and religious issues arising from mental handicap. It contains a vigorous defence of the contention that mentally handicapped human beings are persons. It attacks both the contemporary philosophical attempts to dismiss the personhood of mentally handicapped people and the genocidal policies which those attempts suggest. It explores the logic of the attitudes which have lead to the marginalisation and oppression of the mentally handicapped.