Sunday, May 28, 2017

Philosophy Wire: Autism! Not a disease!

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2017-05-28]:

Autism Speaks, one of the largest organization dedicated to autism advocacy and science, recently updated its mission statement for the first time since its founding in 2005. They dropped the word “cure”. “The organization grew to believe that autism is something to be worked with for promoting fulfilling and productive lives, rather than something that has to be done to”, board of directors member Stephen Shore told The Huffington Post. [1]

The day Aristotle invented logic and the notions of “right” and “wrong” the world was destroyed. The moment society was divided into “sick” and “healthy” people we lost the philosophical innocence which allowed us for so many years to look at the stars. Down here on earth, not in the sky above… [image with kid with autism]

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