Understanding Disability Civil Rights Non-Categorically: The Minority Body and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Philosophical Studies 175(5): 1135-1149 (2018)

University of Utah College of Law Research Paper

13 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2019

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Leslie P. Francis

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Barnes's The Minority Body is a welcome corrective to accounts of disability that judge it to be bad for people with disabilities and that rest claims to social justice on this assumption. It is less successful as a project in ameliorative social metaphysics that defines disability in terms of what a rights movement seeks justice for. We need instead to begin with an account of the discrimination that a rights movement ought to seek to remedy. This is an urgent project, as proponents of disability rights know all too well.

Keywords: Disability Law, Civil Rights Claims, Disability Civil Rights, Disadvantaging Disablement

Suggested Citation

Francis, Leslie P., Understanding Disability Civil Rights Non-Categorically: The Minority Body and the Americans with Disabilities Act (2018). Philosophical Studies 175(5): 1135-1149 (2018); University of Utah College of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3372613 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3372613

Leslie P. Francis (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

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