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Res Philosophica

Volume 93, Issue 1, January 2016

Elizabeth Barnes
Pages 295-309
DOI: 10.11612/resphil.2016.93.1.15

Reply to Guy Kahane and Julian Savulescu

Guy Kahane and Julian Savulescu respond to my paper “Valuing Disability, Causing Disability” by arguing that my assessment of objections to the mere-difference view of disability is unconvincing and fails to explain their conviction that it is impermissible to cause disability. In reply, I argue that their response misconstrues, somewhat radically, both what I say in my paper and the commitments of the mere-difference view more generally. It also fails to adequately appreciate the unique epistemic factors present in philosophical discussions of disability.

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