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Capabilities, human value and profound disability
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    Vorhaus J
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    Disability and Society
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    Profound disability, human value, moral status, contribution, capabilities
According to capability theory, we can identify everything that is of fundamental importance in the lives of people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and disabilities (PMLD) if we take full account of their human capabilities. In this paper I both acknowledge the contribution of capability theory to our understanding of the condition of profoundly disabled people, and express some scepticism about the extent of that contribution.
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