Consistent with Social Work Codes of Ethics and mainstream social policy objectives, the Disability Rights Movement (DRM) promotes the universal values of equal rights and individual autonomy, drawing heavily from Kanti-an philosophy. However, an anti-universalised Nietzschean perspective is also promoted via the ‘social model’ of disability, challenging the political or-thodoxy of rights-based social movements, and the aspirations of social workers to ‘empower’ disabled people. I argue that these Kantian and Nie-tzschean strands within the DRM whilst incommensurable permit a radical assertion of disability-identity. That is, without conceding to value-relativism and post-modern particularlism, and allowing a ‘celebration of difference’ through establishing reciprocal social relations.
|Title of host publication||Disability:|
|Subtitle of host publication||Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare.|
|Place of Publication||Oxon|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- political philosophy
- social policy