Reflections on philosophy, science, religion, art and other stuff that matters to me, by Helen De Cruz
By celebrating disabled characters as sages and happy people throughout the little stories in the Zhuangzi, Zhuangzi also challenges the deeper philosophical assumptions that give rise to ableism, notably that we need to conform and that we need to be useful.
I take Stephen Jay Gould’s view of NOMA, of science and religion as non-overlapping magisteria as a starting point, say what I take to be wrong with the view, and how we can get to a more nuanced position.
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