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Capability, freedom and profound disability

Vorhaus, John (2015) Capability, freedom and profound disability. In: Philosophy of Education II:. Routledge, London.

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Abstract

It has been suggested that capability theory is well suited to assess egalitarian principles of justice as these apply to people with learning difficulties and disabilities. The purpose of this paper is to explore how extensive that assistance is in respect of people whose difficulties are multiple and profound. I am concerned with one aspect of capability theory in particular; namely, the place accorded to the concept and value of freedom. I argue that capability theory exaggerates the importance of freedom as a basic value for egalitarian evaluation.

Item Type: Book Section
Controlled Keywords: capability; freedom; equality; multiple and profound disabilities
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 10:19
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:57
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