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CeDR Research Seminar: Professor Simo Vehmas 'Special Properties or Special Relations? The Moral Significance of Severe Intellectual Disabilities'
Date: 26 October 2011 Time: 17.00-18.00 pm
Venue: FASS Building Meeting Room 1
Presenter: Professor Simo Vehmas,University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Title: Special Properties or Special Relations? The Moral Significance of Severe Intellectual Disabilities
Simo Vehmas is Professor at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His research interests are centred on philosophical issues in disability studies and special education. With Kristjana Kristiansen and Tom Shakespeare he co-edited the influential Arguing About Disability: Philosophical Perspectives. Simo is also the President of the Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR) and an organiser of the 2013 NNDR Conference to be held in Turku, Finland.
Recent publications (in English) include:
Vehmas, S. (2011). Disability and Moral Responsibility.Trames15 (2), 156-167.
Vehmas, S.. (2010). Special Needs: A Philosophical Analysis.International Journal of Inclusive Education14 (1), 87-96.
Vehmas, S.. & Mäkelä, Pekka (2008). A Realist Account of the Ontology of Impairment.Journal of Medical Ethics34 (2), 93-95.
Kristiansen, K., Vehmas, S. & Shakespeare, T. (Eds.) (2009).Arguing about Disability. London & New York: Routledge..
Who can attend: Anyone
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