Although dependence on others allows for the sine qua non of human life in any era, there are historical, ideological and structural reasons why people often refuse to acknowledge this unavoidable fact. This refusal is evident with respect to disability, being self-sufficiency, selfreliance and self-determination – connected to able-bodiedness – the only desirable state of persons in a liberal society. The Author focuses on inevitable human dependence in order to pinpoint the importance and unavoidability of dependence for all human beings, as well as to make it visible the experience of people with disabilities. She addresses also some criticisms in disabled people’s activism, who struggle for an independent living instead of opposing the liberal myth of independence.

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BERNARDINI, Maria Giulia
2016

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Although dependence on others allows for the sine qua non of human life in any era, there are historical, ideological and structural reasons why people often refuse to acknowledge this unavoidable fact. This refusal is evident with respect to disability, being self-sufficiency, selfreliance and self-determination – connected to able-bodiedness – the only desirable state of persons in a liberal society. The Author focuses on inevitable human dependence in order to pinpoint the importance and unavoidability of dependence for all human beings, as well as to make it visible the experience of people with disabilities. She addresses also some criticisms in disabled people’s activism, who struggle for an independent living instead of opposing the liberal myth of independence.
Disability, independence, dependency, Ethic of Care, Disability Studies
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