Comments on Alice Crary’s The Horrific History of Comparisons between Cognitive Disability and Animality (and How to Move Past It) and Peter Singer’s Response to Crary

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    In the paper (Kittay 2010) for the collection of essays (Kittay and Carlson 2010) I discuss the destructive nature of the question.

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    This is similar to an argument I make in (Kittay 2017).

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Kittay, E.F. Comments on Alice Crary’s The Horrific History of Comparisons between Cognitive Disability and Animality (and How to Move Past It) and Peter Singer’s Response to Crary. ZEMO 2, 127–133 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42048-018-0022-z

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