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A History of Disability

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April 12, 2023: 7:00 pm

Disability, as part of the human condition, has always been with us. But considering disability to be negative is a new concept, shaped by recent history. Professor of philosophy, author, and disability activist Patrick Standen unravels the complicated, fascinating, and controversial history of the concept of disability.

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About Patrick Standen

Patrick Standen wearing a blue shirt and a brown and yellow striped tie hods his hand together as he speaks from a stageA native of Vermont, Patrick Standen is a professor of philosophy at Saint Michael’s College and a lecturer in medical ethics at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Disability: The Genealogy of a Concept from Prehistory to Mid 20th Century, and numerous articles, essays, and poems. He is also President of the non-profit Northeast Disabled Athletic Association.

 


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Date:
April 12, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm
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Vermont Humanities Zoom
VT United States

Organizer

Jacob Pelletier
Email:
jpelletier@vermonthumanities.org