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 […]

Authority, Depoliticization, Dehumanization Workshop, Kingston University London, Nov. 1, 2019

Authority, Depoliticization, Dehumanization WorkshopFriday 1 November 2019Free, no registration requiredCentre for Research in Modern European PhilosophyKingston University London “But a Present with neither a Future nor a Past is nothing but a ‘natural’ Present, non-human, non-historical, non-political. The domination of the Bourgeoisie is therefore simply the progressive disappearance of political reality as such – that […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Alison Reiheld

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the fifty-fourth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I’m 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 about […]

CFP: Posthumanism: Cinema Philosophy Media, Brock University, May 15-17, 2020 (deadline: Dec. 1, 2019)

Posthumanism: Cinema Philosophy Media 15 to 17 May 2020 at Brock University (St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada) How do moving images and thinking intersect to mobilize posthumanist perspectives? More than cinema as philosophy or the philosophy of media, this conference welcomes papers that interrogate posthuman pathways emerging within the intersections of cinema, philosophy, and media as […]

CFP: Social Visibility (deadline: Oct. 1, 2020)

Special issue of Philosophical Topics Guest editors: Matthew Congdon and Alice Crary If we are to register and respond rightly to conditions of suffering and injustice, these conditions must be visible. Unjust circumstances, and those harmed by them, must appear worthy of attention and practical response, so that they are taken to issue in intelligible and […]

Disability is Social, Political, and Linked to Epistemic Injustice: An Academic Exploration and Personal Reflection (Guest Post)

Guest Post By David, Incarcerated at Tomoka Correctional Institution in Daytona Beach, FL   “[T]he risks associated with disability are widely understood to be merely or mostly biological, rather than, as I understand it, significantly social and political” (Hall 2016, 10). This quote lays the foundation for the argument I would like to raise about […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, September 18th, 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 “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]

Notes on a Recent Appointment with a Psychiatrist (Guest Post)

Guest Post by Anonymous Philosophy Student I will be attending a philosophy MA program in the UK soon, and as I have never been to the country, I planned a preliminary trip to the city in which my university resides to orient myself. I was soon reminded of my severe fear of flight. I canceled […]

Sexual Harassment in Philosophy, Disability, and the Dream of a Common Language: A Response to Dowell and Sobel

Most mainstream philosophers and many white feminist philosophers probably don’t know that Kimberlé Crenshaw introduced and developed her idea of intersectionality in writing on women of colour and violence. In “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color,” for example, Crenshaw argues that feminist work on domestic and sexual violence that […]

CFP: Reading and Translating The Second Sex Globally (deadline: Mar. 1, 2020)

Simone de Beauvoir Studies Special Issue “Reading and Translating The Second Sex Globally” Guest Editors: Sylvie Chaperon and Marine Rouch Deadline: March 1, 2020 Since its publication in France in 1949, The Second Sex has been translated into dozens of languages, and each time in a particular editorial, intellectual, and feminist context. Each translation has given rise to different […]