Journal of Philosophy of Disability
Cognitively disabled individuals have been marginalized by our larger culture; they’ve also been marginalized in philosophical discussions. This paper seeks to begin correcting this situation by examining how assumptions which shape our social interactions and expectations disadvantage individuals with a range of cognitive disabilities. After considering Rubella syndrome and autism in detail, I argue that we have a moral obligation to change how we approach social interactions with cognitively disabled individuals.
Timpe, Kevin, "Cognitive Disabilities, Forms of Exclusion, and the Ethics of Social Interactions" (2022). University Faculty Publications and Creative Works. 592.