Structuring Communities for Inclusion Rather than Exclusion
Kevin Timpe (Calvin College)

October 6, 2017, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Department of Philosophy, University of York

Bowland Auditorium
Berrick Saul Building
York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

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David Worsley
University of York

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Structuring Communities for Inclusion Rather than Exclusion

Speaker: Prof. Kevin Timpe, William Harry Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy at Calvin College, USA

Date: Friday 6th October 2017; Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Venue: The Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

Abstract: One of the biggest difficulties facing individuals with disabilities is exclusion. Particularly since the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and the more recent Equality Act (2010), individuals with disabilities have been afforded increased legal protections in the UK. The requirement of ‘reasonable adjustment’ have helped many with disabilities better access their physical environments. But just because a person is not excluded physically (due to lack of physical access or lack of accessible communication format) doesn’t mean that a community is a welcoming environment for individuals with disabilities. In this talk, I consider some of the ways that communities can, even unintentionally, exclude individuals with a range of disabilities, and how suggest a number of ways that ’social ecology’ can be more conducive to including individuals with a range of disabilities.

Bio: Kevin Timpe holds the William Harry Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy at Calvin College. He has written a number of books, including Free Will: Sourcehood and Its Alternatives, Second Edition (2012) and Free Will in Philosophical Theology (2013). He is the editor of, among other books, the The Routledge Companion to Free Will (2017, co-edited with Meghan Griffith and Neil Levy), Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns (2016, co-edited with Dan Speak), and Virtues and Their Vices (2014, co-edited with Craig Boyd). His scholarship focuses on free will, issues in the philosophy of religion, virtue ethics, and most recently the philosophy of disability.

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