Developmental Perspective on the Emergence of Moral Personhood

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Abstract

Definition of Disability,Causes of Intellectual Impairment,Evolving Terminology for Intellectual Impairment,The Bell Curve and IQ: Levels of Intellectual Disability,Cognitive Developmental Thresholds,Intellectual Disability and the Brain: Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence.Neuroplasticity in Brain Development,Developmental Perspective on Intellectual Disability: Cognitive Developmental Thresholds,Moral Development,Implications of Recognizing Personhood and Autonomy,Participation in Research

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages55-73
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405198288
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 18 2010

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Keywords

  • American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR)
  • Attitudes toward intellectual disability - compassionate concern to ostracism and neglect
  • Bell Curve and IQ - levels of intellectual disability
  • Cognitive developmental thresholds
  • Developmental perspective - on emergence of moral personhood
  • Implications of recognizing personhood and autonomy.
  • Intellectual disability and brain fluid and crystallized intelligence
  • Involuntary euthanasia in Germany - eliminating "life unworthy of life
  • Perinatal causes, linked to birth injury - physical causes or metabolic ones
  • Persons diagnosed with intellectual disability - obstacles in one's lifetime and limitations in adaptive abilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Harris, J. C. O. (2010). Developmental Perspective on the Emergence of Moral Personhood. In Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy (pp. 55-73). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444322781.ch3