πŸ“™ Dependent Rational Animals

Author: Alasdair MacIntyre

Full Title: Dependent Rational Animals

Highlights from October 30th, 2020.

Consider how both physical and mental disability are afflictions of the body and how therefore habits of Mind that express an attitude of denial towards the facts of disability and dependence presuppose either a failure or a refusal to acknowledge adequately the bodily dimensions of our existence. This failure or refusal is perhaps rooted in, is certainly reinforced by the extent to which we conceive of ourselves and imagine ourselves as other than animal, as exempt from the hazardous condition of β€œmere” animality.

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