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Is the prevention and/or cure of autism a morally legitimate quest?

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The thesis explores the ethical questions underlying important contemporary debates about how society should respond to autism; whether autism is 'disease', 'disability' or 'difference', and whether it requires 'treatment' or 'acceptance'. Part 1 comprises a historical overview of how knowledge about autism has evolved through the perspective of contrasting stakeholders – clinicians and researchers, parents, professionals, the neuro-diversity movement. It reviews the main areas of academi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Research group:
Ethox
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2015-08-12

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