Disability and Social Justice (Audio)

Disability and Social Justice -- Prof. Christopher Tollefson

The speaker contends that 'the currency in society of the idea of a life not worth living . . . creates for the disabled a world in which their sense of worth and ability to flourish is jeopardised in ways beyond their control to rectify' yet, he suggests, that if we reject flawed concepts based on social contract theory and view the matter from a natural law perspectivem, it can be seen that the needs of disabled persons are 'while more extreme, fundamentally like the needs of every other person for whom the state exists . . . they are the needs of a human being'.

© Christopher Tollefson/Saint Anselm College/University of South Carolina