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Philosophy and Medicine

Ethics and Mental Retardation

Editors: Moskop, J.C., Kopelman, L.M. (Eds.)

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This volume offers a collection of writings on ethical issues regarding retarded persons. Because this important subject has been generally omitted from formal discussions of ethics, there is a great deal which needs to be addressed in a theoretical and critical way. Of course, many people have been very concerned with practical matters concerning the care of retarded persons such as what liberties, entitlements or advocacy they should have. Interestingly, because so much practical attention has been given to issues which are not discussed by ethical theorists, they offer a rare opportunity to evaluate ethical theories themselves. That is, certain theories which appear convincing on other subjects seem implausible when they are applied to reasoned and com­ pelling views we hold concerning retarded individuals. Our subject, then, has both practical and conceptual dimensions. More­ over, because it is one where pertinent information comes from many sources, contributors to this volume represent many fields, including philosophy, religion, history, law and medicine. We regret that it was not possible to include more points of view, like those of psychologists, sociologists, nurses and families. There is however, a good and longstanding literature on mental retardation from these perspectives.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics and Mental Retardation
Editors
  • J.C. Moskop
  • L.M. Kopelman
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
15
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1480-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1480-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-1630-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8387-6
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 259
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