HOW FAR DOES HUMANITY STRETCH?
by Kenan Malik
Earlier this week I posted an essay by Greg Hollin on changing scientific conceptions of human nature and of the ‘social’, and of the way that autism has become ‘window to the soul’. As a coda here is a review I wrote in 2006 of Michael Blastland’s book Joe, about his autistic son. I am struck by how, having read Greg’s work, I might well ask different questions now of the book, and perhaps even look upon it differently. The […]
Categories: Culture & Books, Human, Philosophy & Ethics, Science & Technology • Tags: autism, human nature, morality