Carlson on Why Disabilities Matter Set for October 24

Written by Laura Paskin
October 7, 2013

Professor Licia Carlson, Providence College, presents “Why Disabilities Matter” on October 24, 2013. Carlson is the author or The Faces of Intellectual Disability: Philosophical Reflections and editor (with Eva Fetter Kittay) of Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy.

“Professor Carlson addresses many of the ethical, bio-ethical, and historical questions raised by persons with disabilities,” said History Professor Theresa Earenfight, Theline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences. “Her research and scholarship span philosophy, bioethics, and disability studies.”

A reception with Licia Carlson is set for 6 p.m. on October 24, followed by her lecture at 7 p.m. This event, which is free and open to the public, takes place in Room 130 of the Student Center on the Seattle University Campus.

“Why Disabilities Matter” is sponsored by the Pigott McCone Chair and the Department of Philosophy.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate major degrees, 37 minors, and 6 master’s degrees.