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Can social contract theory fully account for the moral status of profoundly mentally disabled people?

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My hypothesis is that social contract theory does not satisfactorily explain why we owe a serious concern or respect to profoundly mentally disabled individuals (PMD). This is a problem for social contract theories if we assume, like I do in this dissertation, that the PMD possess a robust moral status (RMS).

My dissertation will explore the main strategies deployed by contractarian and contractualist theorists to bring the PMD within the purview of the social contract, in order to c...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law
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Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
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ora:8755

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