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Worlds of AutismAcross the Spectrum of Neurological Difference$
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Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816688883

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.001.0001

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Autism in an Age of Empathy

Autism in an Age of Empathy

A Cautionary Critique

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(p.31) 1 Autism in an Age of Empathy
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Worlds of Autism
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Joyce Davidson

Michael Orsini

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0002

Patrick McDonagh The notion of empathy, like that of intelligence, seems to require outsiders – like those with autism – whose exclusion from “empathic consciousness” can assure the rest of us that we are acceptably empathic. This chapter challenges the use of autism as a test case for validating the concept of empathy.

Keywords:   Autism, Cognitive Difference, Neurodiversity, Disability Politics, Social Movements, Politics, Research, Healthcare, Empathy

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