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Licia Carlson


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Contact Information:
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 126


Ph.D. - Philosophy, University of Toronto

Area(s) of Expertise:

Philosophy of Disability, Biomedical Ethics, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Music, Feminist Philosophy

Selected Publications:

Carlson, Angela Licia. (2016). "Encounters with Musical Others" . Lexington Press.

Carlson, Angela Licia. (2016). “Feminist Approaches to Cognitive Disability” . Philosopy Compass11 (10), 541-553. Wiley-Blackwell.

Carlson, Licia., Costello, Peter . (2016). Phenomenology and the Arts. Lexington Press.

Carlson, Licia. (2013). “Musical Becoming: Intellectual Disability and the Transformative Power of Music” in Foundations of Disability Studies. Palgrave MacMillan.

Carlson, Licia. (2013). "Research Ethics and Intellectual Disability: Broadening the Debates". Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine86 (3), 303-313.

Kittay, Eva., Carlson, Licia. (2010). Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy. Wiley-Backwell.

Carlson, Licia. (2010). The Faces of Intellectual Disability: Philosophical Reflections. Indiana University Press.

Recent Presentations:

Carlson, Angela Licia., Philosophy of Disability: Perspectives, Challenges, Aspirations, Society for Philosophy and Disability, Knoxville, TN, ""On Moral Status and Intellectual Disability"". October, 2017.

Carlson, Angela Licia., "Critical Race Theory and the Health Sciences", Boston University School of Law, Boston University, MA, ""Intelligence, Disability, and Race: Intersections and Critical Questions"". October, 2016.

Carlson, Angela Licia., American Society for Bioethics and Humanities , Washington D.C., ""The Generative Power of Illness and Disability in Virginia Woolf's On Being Ill"". October, 2016.

Carlson, Angela Licia., Syracuse Philosophy Annual Workshop and Network: Philosophy of Disability, Syracuse, NY, "Paper: A Response to 'Moral Status, Profound Intellectual Disability and the Things That Matter". June, 2014.

Carlson, Angela Licia., The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies, New York, NY, "Music, Intellectual Disability, and Human Flourishing". May, 2013.

Carlson, Angela Licia., American Philosophical Association, Central Division, New Orleans, LA, "Re-Imagining Intellectual Disability: The Ethical Significance of Musical Experience". February, 2013.

Carlson, Angela Licia., Invited Talks at Seattle University & University of Washington, Seattle, WA, "Do Philosophers Need Music Therapy? & Gender, Disability, and the Dynamics of Institutionalization". March, 2011.

Carlson, Angela Licia., CUNY Symposium on Music and Disability, New York City, NY, "Music and Intellectual Disability: Philosophical Themes and Variations". January, 2010.

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