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 […]

Disabling Normativities, Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019, Registration Open and Extended CFA (deadline: Aug. 30, 2019)

Because our international readership/listenership continues to grow and since the deadline for this conference CFP has been extended, I’ve reposted information about it below. Registration is open for the Disabling Normativities Conference that takes place October 1-3, 2019, at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and is organized by the Wits Centre for Diversity […]

CFP: Shifting Social Norms in the Twenty-First Century (deadline: none stated)

We are currently welcoming chapter contributions for a collection of essays on shifting social norms in the twenty-first century. The central thesis of the project is that in the twenty-first century, public discourse has become more strategic and less communicative (see Jurgen Habermas). The strategic, goal oriented model has several identifiable features, including but not […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, August 21st, 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 […]

CFP: Special Issue of JCSCORE on Disability Justice, Race, and Education (deadline: Sept. 13, 2019)

The Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity (JCSCORE) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), a production of the University of Oklahoma Outreach. JCSCORE (ISSN 2642-2387) is committed to promoting an exchange of ideas that can transform lives, enhance learning, and improve human relations […]

Are Some Trans People Disabled? Are Some Disabled People Trans?

Yes and yes, and these are two (but only two) of the reasons why feminist philosophers need to do a much better job than they have thus far done to integrate analyses of ableism into their interventions in the ongoing debates in philosophy about gender and transgender and their work more generally. The interventions into […]

CFP: Underrepresented Perspectives on Forgiveness (deadline: Oct. 10, 2019)

Vernon Press: The Philosophy of Forgiveness Series Underrepresented Perspectives on Forgiveness Edited by: Court D. Lewis Call for Book Chapter Proposals Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on underrepresented perspectives on forgiveness, including those that appear in books, art, and other forms of visual (and/or popular) media. All philosophically-based […]

Adding BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY To Your Toolbox

As we continue to foster a readership/listenership across continents, I want to encourage readers and listeners who either come here regularly or have only recently found us to draw upon the resources that BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY offers. If you browse through our pages, posts, and archives, you will find essays, reprinted articles, CFPs, and other items […]

CFA: Post-Truth: Perspectives, Strategies, Prospects, KU Leuven, Jan. 16-17, 2020 (deadline: Aug. 20, 2019)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND POSTERS Post-Truth: Perspectives, Strategies, Prospects (An interdisciplinary conference at KU Leuven, Belgium) January 16-17, 2020 Keynote speakers: Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol) Maria Mäkelä (Tampere University) Jason Reifler (University of Exeter) Åsa Wikforss (Stockholm University) Following the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, the Oxford English Dictionary […]