Response to commentaries on Disorientation and Moral Life
In Disorientation and Moral Life, I consider disorientations as experiences of not knowing how to go on following serious life events and experiences like those involved in traumas, grief, illness, education, consciousness raising, and migration. I challenge a history of moral philosophy that I claim has been preoccupied by a focus on the best moral agents as those who are most decisive, wholehearted, and clear about how they ought to act. In this piece, I respond to three commentaries on Disorientation and Moral Life. In particular, I offer reflections on how disorientations might be useful in contexts of disability studies, prison abolitionism, professional philosophy, anti-racist action, and political organizing.
Harbin, Ami. 2018. "Response to commentaries on Disorientation and Moral Life." Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 4, (2). Article 6. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fpq/vol4/iss2/6