24 Jun 2009 11:30am - 3:30pm CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane


Prof Eva Kittay (Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, New York State)

  NB: Please note “change of time”

1)     11.30am – 13.00pm 
Informal seminar session:  Beyond Autonomy and Paternalism – the Caring, Transparent Self
Please read Prof Kittay’s chapter with this title in the book Nys, T., Denier, Y., Vandevelde, T. (2007) Autonomy and Paternalism Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Health Care.  Peeters Publishing.  Also available on Google Books. 

2)     14.00 – 15.30pm
New paper presentation:  The Personal is Philosophical is Political: A Philosopher/Mother of a Cognitively Disabled Person Sends Notes from the Battlefield”.




Eva Kittay  is currently Professor of Philosophy, Senior Fellow of the Stony Brook Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics and an Affiliate of the Women’s Studies Program at Stony Brook University. Her most recent books include Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy, co-edited with Licia Carlson is forthcoming (Blackwell, 2009), Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy, edited with L.Alcoff (Blackwell, 2007), Theoretical Perspectives on Dependency and Women, edited with Ellen Feder (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency (Thinking Gender Series, Routledge, 1999). She is co-editing a double special issue of Metaphilosophy with L. Carlson forthcoming July and October 2009 and has co-edited, Special Issue of Hypatia: Feminism and Disability with A. Silvers and S. Wendell, and Special Issue of Social Theory and Practice: Embodied Values: Philosophy and Disabilities with R. Gottlieb. Her other books include Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure (Claredon Press, Oxford University Press 1987, 1985); Women and Moral Theory, edited with D.T. Meyers (Rowman and Littlefield 1985); and Frames, Fields and Contrasts, edited with A. Lehrer (Erlbaum, 1992). She has published numerous articles in the areas that include philosophy of language, metaphor theory, feminist philosophy, feminist ethics, social and political theory, metaphor, and disability studies. She is also the mother of a woman with significant Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and has written widely reflecting on the question of cognitive disability and her personal encounter with her daughter’s disability. 




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