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Joshua WatkinsFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

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Philosophy

Minor

Legal Studies

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Michelle Panchuk, PhD.

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Oral Presentation

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The effects of stimulant medication have been beneficial for individuals with Narcolepsy and especially individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Keisha Ray has offered a solution in her academic work that could help also help underprivileged children. The solution she is proposing is to offer stimulant medication to them. In this paper, I assert my thesis, offering stimulant medication to underprivileged children would not be a good, right, and practical solution to helping their social inequalities. The treatment/enhancement distinction in medicine is elaborated between Ray and me. The definition of what is a healthy normal functioning body and a body that is disabled is defined. I document the research I did which involves a book by Elizabeth Barnes and a theory discussed by Richard Arneson. I offer a definition for the term “social disability.” I then assert the possible alternative solutions to Ray’s proposal that she will agree with.

Keywords: disability, social disability, ADHD, underprivileged children, Philosophy of Disability, social inequality, healthy body, stimulants, Keisha Ray.

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Study Drugs for Underprivileged Children

Abstract

The effects of stimulant medication have been beneficial for individuals with Narcolepsy and especially individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Keisha Ray has offered a solution in her academic work that could help also help underprivileged children. The solution she is proposing is to offer stimulant medication to them. In this paper, I assert my thesis, offering stimulant medication to underprivileged children would not be a good, right, and practical solution to helping their social inequalities. The treatment/enhancement distinction in medicine is elaborated between Ray and me. The definition of what is a healthy normal functioning body and a body that is disabled is defined. I document the research I did which involves a book by Elizabeth Barnes and a theory discussed by Richard Arneson. I offer a definition for the term “social disability.” I then assert the possible alternative solutions to Ray’s proposal that she will agree with.

Keywords: disability, social disability, ADHD, underprivileged children, Philosophy of Disability, social inequality, healthy body, stimulants, Keisha Ray.

 

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