The Harms of Imagining the Ideal

  • Stacy S. Chen Department of Philosophy & Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Keywords: bioethics, disability, pedagogy, inclusivity, representation, ideal theory
Language(s): English


In this response to the commentary “Disabling Bioethics Futures”, I offer support for the author’s argument that bioethics theory and pedagogy ought to be reframed to better incorporate the perspectives of disabled persons. Specifically, I argue that it is not only a pedagogical flaw but an active harm when bioethics pedagogy preserves disrespectful or discriminatory views by using outdated literature.

How to Cite
Chen S. The Harms of Imagining the Ideal. Can. J. Bioeth. 2024;7:50-1.
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