Disability and Justice: The Capabilities Approach in by Christopher A. Riddle

By Christopher A. Riddle

Incapacity & Justice: The services procedure in perform examines the functions procedure and the way, as a question of justice, the event of incapacity is accounted for. It means that the features strategy is first, not able to correctly diagnose either those who find themselves in want in addition to the level to which help is required. moreover, it's endorsed that counterfactually, if this method of justice have been able to assessing desire, that it should fail to be as stigma-sensitive as different techniques of justice. that's to assert, the features technique might have the potential of additional stigmatizing these requiring lodging. eventually, incapacity & Justice argues that well-being and the absence of incapacity belong in a class of functionings which are of designated ethical importance—a truth the functions process fails to acknowledge.

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Mara, and Henry S. Richardson (New York: Routledge, 1990), 219. 13. Nussbaum, “Aristotelian Social Democracy,” 219. 14. Nussbaum, “Aristotelian Social Democracy,” 222. 15. Nussbaum, “Aristotelian Social Democracy,” 222. 16. Nussbaum, Frontiers of Justice, 74. The Capabilities Approach 39 17.

Therefore, an adequate distribution must take into account what people are capable of doing with the resources at their disposal, and not simply what goods they might avail themselves of. What Are Capabilities and Functionings? 4 The capabilities approach has two primary components. Briefly, “functionings” are things and/or activities that people have a choice between. A “capability” is a set of 31 32 Chapter 3 functionings an individual has a choice over. Therefore, one’s capability set represents her freedom to choose alternative lives to lead.

1 Instead, he argued that what really mattered was what people were able to be or do as a result of possessing goods or resources. 2 We can see the truth of this statement by examining the life of an individual with a severe disability. The costs of living are often drastically increased for disabled individuals as basic functions such as navigating their built environment come at a much greater expenditure of resources. Therefore, an adequate distribution must take into account what people are capable of doing with the resources at their disposal, and not simply what goods they might avail themselves of.

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