Disability and Justice

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Disability and Justice

Fall 2018

Taught By: Emmalon Davis

Section: A

CRN: 7057

Credits: 3

In this course, we will explore two questions: (1) What is disability (2) How does (and how ought) disability inform philosophical theories of justice. In the first part of the course, we will examine different models of disability, from social models to medical models. In the second part of the course, we will examine the ways in which disability has informed philosophical theories of justice as well as how conceptions of disability have operated historically in social justice movements. Specifically, we will examine the role of disability in the philosophical literature on animal rights and on race and gender justice. Finally, we will examine the effects of systemic ableism, or discrimination in favor of able-bodied persons, within a variety of spheres (e.g., language, feminism, bioethics, and public policy). Throughout the course, we will interrogate the relationship between disability, identity, justice, and well-being.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:45am 1/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 908

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/11/2018