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Revista Humanidades

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CARMONA GALLEGO, Lic. Diego. Autonomy and Interdependence. The Ethics of Care and Disability. Humanidades [online]. 2020, vol.10, n.2, pp.99-117. ISSN 2215-3934.

The present work approach the notions of autonomy, care and interdependence, as keys that allow us to reflect on professional practices in the field of disability. It is proposed to delve into possible senses, as well as convergences and tensions between these concepts. We postulate that to the extent that the concept of autonomy is reduced to that of independence, there is a risk of composing practices related to neoliberal capitalism. The latter understood not only as an economic system, but as a producer order of subjectivities around individualism, competition, consumerism, and the tearing of ties. In contrast, we propose to articulate autonomy and ethics of care. Care makes visible the affective networks and materials that sustain life. Far from a static and dichotomous categorization that classifies people as "independent" and "dependent," we postulate the need for care of all lives. In this way, it is in any case different flows of intensities in care needs. From the coupling between care and autonomy, we finalize this writing with the proposal of the concept of “interdependent autonomy”.

Palabras clave : authonomy; care; interdependence; disability.

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