Dr Linda Barclay


I am a political philosopher in the Philosophy Department at Monash University. I teach philosophy units in political philosophy, as well as teach into the Human Rights major.

My research is concerned with issues of justice, equality and human rights. I have published in philosophy and political science journals on each of these concepts, as well as on how they intersect with gender, multiculturalism, disability and genetics.

My book, Disability with Dignity, is forthcoming with Routledge in 2018.

Some of my recent publications are:

Linda Barclay, “A dignitarian approach to disability: from moral status to social status”, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability, Adam Cureton and David Wasserman (eds) (Oxford University Press), forthcoming 2018

Linda Barclay, “Dignitarian medical ethics”, Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 44, no.1, 2018: 62-67

Linda Barclay, “A natural alliance against a common foe? Opponents of enhancement and the social model of disability” The Ethics of Human Enhancement. Understanding the Debate, Steve Clarke et al eds (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Linda Barclay, “In sickness and in dignity: a philosophical account of the meaning of dignity in health care” International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 16, 2016:136-141

Linda Barclay, “The importance of equal respect. What the capabilities approach can and should learn from human rights law”, Political Studies, vol. 64, no. 2, 2016: 385-400

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