Review of Elizabeth Barnes, The Minority Body: Theory of Disability

Publication year: 2017

Mosquera, Julia

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 224, £25. Ratio. doi:10.1111/rati.12151

What does being disabled mean for the disabled individual’s life? Does being a disabled individual have inherent negative or suboptimal value? And if disability has not inherent negative value, is inflicting disability morally permissible? In her book, Elizabeth Barnes explores in depth these and other fundamental questions
regarding disability.

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