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FZ-266889-19Research Programs: Public ScholarsRosemarie Garland-ThomsonHow To Be Disabled: Shaping the Future for Everyone9/1/2020 - 8/31/2021$60,000.00Rosemarie Garland-Thomson   Emory UniversityAtlantaGA30322-1018USA2019EthicsPublic ScholarsResearch Programs600000600000

Research and writing leading to a book on living with disability, drawing on concepts from the Western humanistic tradition such as freedom, dignity, liberation, and knowledge.

"How To Be Disabled" approaches the challenges and opportunities of living well and effectively with disabilities by summoning concepts from the Western humanistic tradition to address profound and complex questions we face about what it means to be human and how we live together. By explicating the recognizable and familiar concepts of freedom, vitality, dignity, kinship, liberation, being, and knowledge that guide our shared moral compasses in modern democratic societies, the book helps people understand how these underlying humanistic principles shape our participation in individual and communal decision making, liberal citizenship, healthcare ethics, and biomedical questions and practices.