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 depicts a dandelion, suggesting life, networks, systems, and change (photo credit: James Niland). BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY will showcase the insights […]

CFA: Binational Conference: Ethics, Politics, and Migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Ciudad Juárez, México and El Paso, Texas, May 15-17, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 15, 2019) 

Dates: May 15-17, 2019Locations: Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) and the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP)Languages: Spanish, English and PortugueseConfirmed Speakers: Eduardo Mendieta (Penn State), Melissa W. Wright (Penn State) Tony Payan (UACJ), Amy Reed-Sandoval (UTEP)Sponsors: Doctoral Program in Philosophy (UACJ) Master Program in Social Work Program (UACJ), Department of Philosophy (UTEP) Overview: The unequal and exclusionary processes of […]

Climate Change: An Unprecedentedly Old Catastrophe

This article is a slightly adapted version of an article published online in Grafting Issue 1 (June 2018) by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and Blackwood Gallery* (Toronto, Ontario). Guest Post by Kyle Whyte Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island have already passed through human-caused ecological catastrophe at least once in their history. […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Grace Joy Cebrero

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the forty-sixth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews with disabled philosophers that I began at Discrimination and Disadvantage and will henceforth post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue […]

BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: The first two weeks

Here’s a look at the first two weeks of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, launched on January 1st, 2019! Thanks to our new readers for a fantastic start. We’ve made a big splash and posted challenging and engaging content. If you want to pitch a post and take advantage of our growing audience, please hit the “Pitch” link […]

‘Microaggressions’: Just Another Word For Practices

In my previous post, I refer to both microaggressions, in general, and linguistic microaggressions, in particular. I also claim that linguistic microaggressions are intentional and nonsubjective tactics, that is, are directed at specific aims and objectives (are intentional) and can seldom be attributed to a given actor who introduced them into discourse and practice (are […]

Ableist Language and Other Everyday Assaults on Disabled People (or, Stop Talking About “People with Disabilities”!)

Language, a ubiquitous sociopolitical mechanism, operates intentionally and nonsubjectively, and can produce microaggressions whose effects are far-reaching. Language, Lane Greene remarks, is a genius system with no genius. “Bound by rules, yet constantly changing,” Greene notes, “language might be the ultimate self-regulating system, with nobody in charge” (Greene 2018). In systems of language, words and […]

CFA: Epistemic Injustice, Reasons, and Agency, University of Kent, May 1-2, 2019 (deadline: Jan. 25, 2019)

Annual SWIP-UK Conference: Epistemic Injustice, Reasons, and Agency May 1-2, 2019 University of Kent Keynote speaker: Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff University) SECOND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS This conference is the second event of a collaborative project on ‘Epistemic Injustice, Reasons and Agency’ led by Veli Mitova (University of Johannesburg) and Lubomira Radoilska (University of Kent) and supported […]

CFP: Transgender: Intersectional/International Conference, Edinburgh, May 28-29, 2019 (deadline: Jan. 31, 2019)

  Transgender: Intersectional/International explores the narratives of diverse transgender people from around the UK and the world, as they experience multiple intersecting inequalities. The conference will go beyond the idea of ‘transgender’ as a single-issue agenda or experience, and instead explore the stories of transgender and non-binary people in connection with intersecting oppressions such as […]

CFP: Migration and Poverty, University of Salzberg, September 19-20, 2019 (deadline: Jan. 31, 2019)

Keynote speakers:Ilse Derluyn (Ghent, Social Work)Cathy McIlwaine (King’s College London, Geography)Corinna Mieth (Bochum, Philosophy)Julia O‘Connell-Davidson (Bristol, Sociology)Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht, Geography/Development Studies) The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR), University of Salzburg, invites the submission of proposals for single papers, thematic panels (2, 4 or 6 papers), and roundtable sessions (3-5 discussants plus 1 chair) […]