2021-04Thematic Section
Disability as a Cultural Problem

Abstract:

This paper aims to reframe disability through John Dewey’s transactional theory of culture to indicate how disability is not located in the biological organization of the individual nor in the organization of culture, but in the transactions between the two. This paper will apply Dewey’s theory of culture to disability studies and philosophy of disability and then to ADHD to make clear the benefits of a transactional model of disability.

Keywords:

pragmatism, disability, culture, transaction, habit

How to cite:

Flowers, Johnathan. “Disability as a Cultural Problem.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 5, no. 4 (2021):  39-61. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2021.0038.

Author:

Johnathan Flowers
Department of Philosophy & Religion, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4535-8466
jflowers@american.edu

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