Tagged: developmental disability

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My Three Sons

Forgive me for not having an upshot with this post. It’s just a jumble of thoughts about the relationship that my sons have with each other, a topic I wrote about briefly once before....

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Marginal cases and virtue

Children are marginal cases. Talking about ethics in terms of autonomy, or rights — Kantian ethics —  famously leaves children, especially very young children, in an odd place. I have addressed this elsewhere in...

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The Moral Treatment, Hygiene, and Education of Idiots

The Moral Treatment, Hygiene, and Education of Idiots and Other Backward Children is perhaps not the most auspicious book title. Nor is Idiocy: and Its Treatment by the Physiological Method. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to...

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