Disability, Justice and Care Symposium


Online Webinar, CA

The IHSP Disability Working Group Presents:

Disability, Justice and Care Symposium


Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Law & IHSP, McGill University
“Disability and the Social Contract Tradition"

Eva Feder Kittay
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emerita
Stony Brook University/SUNY
“Getting to Justice from an Ethic of Care”

Jennifer Nedelsky
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
“Part time for All: Restructuring Work and Care”


The panel of speakers will consider how traditional understandings of justice have not sufficiently accommodated care needs for all citizens. They will examine three main themes: (1) how mainstream social and political expectations have disenfranchised some people with severe disabilities; (2) how conceptions of justice that fail to include an ethic of care will fail to include everyone who ought to be included, and (3) how we could change the current structure of work to meet the care needs of society.

The speakers propose that integrating an ethic of care within our theories, policies and social practices will improve the moral life of our society. The pandemic is one of many events exposing that more needs to be done to renew and reach ideals of inclusion and fairness.

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