From Disability Theory to Practice
Human Rights, Disability, and Capabilities
Disability and Justice



  • Riddle, C. A. The Ethics of Assisted Dying: An Introduction. New York: Routledge, (forthcoming) 2023.

  • Riddle, C. A. Human Rights, Disability, & Capabilities. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

  • Riddle, C. A. Disability & Justice: The Capabilities Approach in Practice. Lanham: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Edited Books

  • Riddle, C. A., ed. From Disability Theory to Practice: Essays in Honor of Jerome E. Bickenbach. Lanham: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Edited Journal Issues

  • Riddle, C. A., ed. Special Issue: “Philosophy & Gun Control.” Essays in Philosophy 16, no. 2 (2015).

Articles & Chapters

  • Riddle, C. A. “Disability in Contemporary Theories of Distributive Justice.” In Philosophical Foundations of Disability Law, edited by Heloise Robinson, Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry, and Jonathan Herring. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (forthcoming) 2023.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Medical Aid in Dying: The Case of Disability.” In New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - 2nd Edition, edited by Michael Cholbi and Jukka Varelius. New York: Springer, (forthcoming) 2022.

  • Riddle, C. A. “The Capabilities Approach and Social Inclusion.” In The Springer Handbook of Social Inclusion, Research and Practices in Health and Social Care, edited by Pranee Liamputtong, 169-180. Singapore: Springer, 2022.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Vulnerability, Disability, & Public Health Crises.” Public Health Ethics, 14, no. 2 (2021): 161-167.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Applying the Capabilities Approach to Disability & Education.” Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 28, no. 2 (2021): 83-94.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Why We Do Not Need A 'Stronger' Social Model of Disability.” Disability & Society, 35, no. 9 (2020): 1509-1513.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Disability and Disadvantage in the Capabilities Approach.” In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability, edited by Adam Cureton & David Wasserman, 229-244. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.

  • Vehmas, S. & C. A. Riddle. “What Can Philosophy Tell Us About Disability?” In The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies – 2nd Edition, edited by Nick Watson and Simo Vehmas, 348-361. New York: Routledge, 2019.

  • Riddle, C. A. & Jeremy Butler. “Obsolescence, Genetic Treatment, and Disability.” The American Journal of Bioethics, 19, no. 7 (2019): 51-53.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Assisted Dying, Disability Rights, & Medical Error.” The International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 32, no. 2 (2019): 187-196.

  • Riddle, C. A. “What We Owe: Disability & Non-Talent.” In From Disability Theory to Practice: Essays in Honor of Jerome E. Bickenbach, edited by Christopher A. Riddle, 39-47. Lanham: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

  • Riddle, C. A., & D. J. Riddle. “Personal Property, Health Insurance, and Morality.” The American Journal of Bioethics 18, no. 2 (2018): 62-63.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Disability & Doing Justice.” In The Ethics of Ability and Enhancement, edited by Jessica Flanigan and Terry Price, 41-55. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Assisted Dying & Disability.” Bioethics 31, no. 6 (2017): 484-489.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Grounding Disability and Human Rights with the Capabilities Approach.” In Human Rights and Disability: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by John Stewart-Gordon, Johann-Christian Põder, and Holger Burckhart, 39-49. New York: Routledge, 2017.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Ranking Capabilities.” In Discussing Capabilities, Emotions and Values: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, edited by Koji Nakatogawa, Lydia de Tienda, Yousuke Mitsuke, and Yohei Fukayama, 111-118. Sapporo, Japan: Keyword, 2015.

  • Riddle, C. A. “On Risk & Responsibility.” Essays in Philosophy 16, no. 2 (2015): 217-231.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Disability, Health, and Minimal Risk Thresholds.” The American Journal of Bioethics 14, no. 9 (2014): 25-26.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Well-Being and the Capability of Health.” Topoi 32, no. 2 (2013): 153-160.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Defining Disability: Metaphysical Not Political.” Medicine, Health Care, & Philosophy 16, no. 3 (2013): 377-384.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Natural Diversity and Justice for People with Disabilities.” In Disability and the Good Human Life, edited by Jerome Bickenbach, Franziska Felder, and Barbara Schmitz, 271-299. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

  • Riddle, C. A. “The Ontology of Impairment: Rethinking How We Define Disability.” In Emerging Perspectives on Disability Studies, edited by Matthew Wappett and Katrina Arndt, 23-40. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Equality & Disability: A Charter Analysis.” Disability Studies Quarterly 32, no. 1 (2012).

  • Riddle, C. A. “Measuring Capabilities: The Case of Disability.” In The Capability Approach on Social Order, edited by Niels Weidtmann, Yanti Martina Hölzchen, & Bilal Hawa (preface by Martha Nussbaum), 49-62. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2012.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Responsibility and Foundational Material Conditions.” The American Journal of Bioethics 11, no. 7 (2011): 53-55.

  • Rioux M. H., & C. A. Riddle. “Values in Disability Policy & Law: Equality.” In Critical Perspectives On Human Rights and Disability Law, edited by M. Rioux, L. Basser, and M. Jones, 37-55. The Hague: Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Indexing, Capabilities, and Disability.” The Journal of Social Philosophy 41, no. 4 (2010): 527-537.

  • Riddle, C. A. “The Right to Live: Priority and the Roles of Physicians”. The American Journal of Bioethics 10, no. 3 (2010): 69-70.


  • Riddle, C. A. Review of Equality Renewed: Justice, Flourishing, and the Egalitarian Ideal, by Christine Sypnowich. Philosophy in Review 39, no. 4 (2019): 218-220.

  • Riddle, C. A. Review of The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability, by Elizabeth Barnes. Dialogue 57, no. 1 (2018): 188-190.

  • Riddle, C. A. Review of Why Inequality Matters: Luck Egalitarianism, its Meaning and Value, by Shlomi Segall. Philosophy in Review 37, no. 4 (2017): 166-168.

  • Riddle, C. A. Review of Human Rights and Disability Advocacy, edited by Mara Sabatello, and Marianne Schulze. Law & Politics Book Review 24, no. 11 (2015): 530-532.

  • Riddle, C. A. Review of Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities, edited by Harry Brighouse, and Ingrid Robeyns. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 50, no. 1 (2011): 213-215.

  • Riddle, C. A. Review of Law and The Humanities: An Introduction, edited by Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson, and Cathrine O. Frank. The Law & Politics Book Review 20, no.7 (2010): 307-309.

  • Riddle, C. A. Review of Reflections on Life, Death, and The Constitution, by George Anastaplo. The Law & Politics Book Review 19, no. 12 (2009): 858-861.

  • Riddle, C. A. Review of Values and Virtues: Aristotelianism in Contemporary Ethics, edited by T. Chappell. The International Journal of Philosophical Studies 17, no. 2 (2009): 355-358.

  • Riddle, C. A. Review of Foucault and the Government of Disability, edited by Shelley Tremain. Essays in Philosophy 10, no. 1 (2009).

  • Riddle, C. A. Review of Medicine, Malpractice and Misapprehensions, by Vivienne Harpwood. The Law & Politics Book Review 18, no. 9 (2008): 838-841.

  • Riddle, C. A. Review of Disadvantage, by Jonathan Wolff & Avner de-Shalit. 2R – The Journal of Philosophical Reviews 9 (2008): 105-114.

  • Riddle, C. A. Review of Stem Cell Century: Law and Policy for a Breakthrough Technology, by Russell Korobkin. The Law & Politics Book Review 18, no.3 (2008): 216-219.

Popular Press

  • Riddle, C. A. “Employers Should Bear Responsibility for Making Remote Work Environments Accessible.” Harvard Law Petrie-Flom Center Bill of Health, March 17, 2022.

  • Perry, L., & C. A. Riddle “Politicizing Presidential Health is Dangerous.” US News & World Report, January 11, 2018.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Baseless Concerns About Euthanasia.” The National Post, March 30, 2012.

  • Riddle, C. A. “Valued v. Valuable.” The Globe and Mail, July 26, 2008.

  • Riddle, C. A. “TTC Campaign Ignores People With Disabilities.” The Toronto Star, March 5, 2006.