Ableism Organizes Most Social Life. How Do We Dismantle It?

As a philosopher, I have come to think of philosophy as a mode of suffering. The various forms of injustice that I bear witness to belie the tranquility that philosophy implicitly offers. Philosophy is said to offer promises of lucidity and sober reflection. It has been said of Socrates that he never cried. But unlike Socrates, I have wept. As a philosopher who refuses to avert his eyes from the pain suffered by so many people because of the existence of oppressive hegemonic structures and violent and dehumanizing discourses, I must tarry with the weight of human suffering. Trying as…

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