Welcome to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Welcome to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY! BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY aims to provide the philosophical community with a forum for critical analysis of biopolitical asymmetries and other mechanisms and effects of power in philosophy and beyond. The BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY insignia in the banner depicts a dandelion, suggesting life, networks, systems, and change (photo credit: James Niland). BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY will […]

CFP: Philosophy of Disability & Illness, MAP-Penn, University of Pennsylvania Online, Apr. 8-10, 2022 (deadline: Jan. 3, 2022)

The University of Pennsylvania chapter of Minorities & Philosophy (MAP-Penn) is organizing a spring conference around the philosophy of disability and illness. Please circulate this call-for-abstracts to your graduate students and other early career scholars. What: 6th MAP-Penn Conference: Philosophy of Disability & IllnessWhen: Apr 08, 2022, 11:30 AM EDT – Apr 10, 2022, 3:00 […]

An Open Letter from Academics Regarding the Invasion of Wet’suwet’en Territory

An Open Letter from Academics Regarding the Invasion of Wet’suwet’en Territory In the midst of the worst climate emergency in the history of British Columbia (BC) – a reflection of the dangers of ongoing hydrocarbon dependence – the RCMP attacked and removed Wet’suwet’en land defenders opposing the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project (a […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Amandine Catala

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the eightieth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers […]

Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2): Registration and Additional Information

A reminder that registration is now open for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2), the pathbreaking conference that takes place online December 7-10. The conference programme and additional information are copied below. Register for the conference here: https://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/events/philosophy-disability-and-social-change-2-conference The Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 online conference (#PhiDisSocCh2) will comprise 20 sessions of presentations […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, November 17th, at 8 a.m. EST

“I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. …  I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper “I’ve learned so much from Shelley Lynn Tremain’s Dialogues on Disability through the years (and found out about so much exciting work being done by disabled […]

Dea, Data, and the Disabling Canadian University

This post extends a thread about disability and data collection that I began in an earlier post (go here). I had intended to continue my consideration of APDA/Eric Schwitzgebel’s discussion about disability and the demographics of philosophy and of Shannon Dea’s discussion about disability and the post-pandemic university in Canada after I examined the fuller […]

CFP: 6th Latinx Philosophy Conference, Temple University, Mar. 25-16, 2022 (deadline: Dec. 17, 2021)

CFP 6th Latinx Philosophy Conference March 25-26 2022 Keynote Speakers Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa (Vassar College) Rocío Zambrana (Emory University) The Latinx Philosophy Conference celebrates philosophical work by Latinx philosophers and philosophical work on issues relevant to Latinx and Latin American peoples. The conference aims to bring together philosophers working on a wide variety of topics and […]

Show Your Support For Disabled Philosophers

If you are a new reader/listener of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, you might have recognized that Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I conduct with disabled philosophers and post here on the third Wednesday of each month, is at the heart of the blog. What you might not know, however, is that the Dialogues on […]