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Title: The challenge of cognitive disability in bioethics and political philosophy
Author: Loonam, Thomas Austin
ISNI:       0000 0004 6057 1753
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2016
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This thesis explores the topic of serious human cognitive disability in the context of bioethics and political philosophy. The argument in this thesis works on two levels; first as an argument about normative moral and political theory and, second, as an applied enquiry into the ethics of severe cognitive disability. This thesis employs some intuitions and considered judgements about those with serious disabilities, to question the assumptions and implications in some of the dominant Western moral and political theories. This thesis also puts forward some subsequent claims about how we need to address issues related to disability in two particular contexts: abortion and education.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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