Linda Barclay on Disability and Dignity

Disability raises a host of moral concerns - issues around justice, human rights, and what we owe to each other in a compassionate society. But philosophers have been slow to address disability, and what philosophical literature there is often comes up short in the face of disability's highly complex nature and the ethical challenges it poses. This week: identity politics, distributive justice and the moral minefield that we enter when we try to define disability.