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 […]

Pre-ordering The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability

Yesterday, we ran a wonderful two-part pre-publication launch of The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability (which I have edited) at the truly incredible hybrid philoSOPHIA conference that Andrea Pitts and Elisabeth Paquette organized. The entire conference was a testament to how a well-planned hybrid conference can be engaging, inclusive, and build community. Andrea and […]

Pre-publication Launch of The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability/philoSOPHIA 2023 Program and Additional Information, Hybrid, Jun. 1-3 2023

As a reminder, an exciting pre-publication book launch of The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability will take place this Saturday at the outstanding multi-lingual philoSOPHIA conference. The contributors to the book who will participate in the session are: Amandine Catala, Mich Ciurria, Johnathan Flowers, Elaina Gauthier-Mamaril, Ada Jaarsma/Suze Berkhout, Andrea Pitts, Kristin Rodier, and […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews T. Virgil Murthy

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the ninety-eighth 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 […]

philoSOPHIA 2023 Conference Schedule, Hybrid, Jun. 1-3, 2023

Thursday, June 1st 4PM – 5PM Registration 5PM – 6:30PM In-person Keynote #1: Stephanie Rivera Berruz, “Morir-Vivir Beyond the Human: Partial Ecological Connections and the Reconceptualization of Life” Moderator: Martin Shuster 6:30PM – 8PM Refreshments 6:30-7:30PM Projective Eye Gallery Tour with Adam Justice “Awaiting the Vertical, featuring work by Halide Salam” Friday, June 2nd 8AM […]

Why You Shouldn’t Take Too Seriously This Entry on Disability in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Within both the discipline and profession of philosophy, the exact nature of the differences between two methodological approaches—namely, (so-called) analytic philosophy and (so-called) continental philosophy—has been a contested matter and source of controversy for quite some time, in part because these approaches embody disparate institutional positions with respect to status and prestige. Although analytic philosophy […]

Polishing the Silver(s)

I recently had the distinct pleasure of attending an online presentation that Sara Ahmed gave at UC Berkeley. The presentation was motivated by a discussion of the terms polite and polish and their connotations and derivatives. Anyone who has read Ahmed’s work will know that their analyses often revolve around careful dissection of terms and […]

Dialogues on Disability on May 17, 2023 at 8am ET

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 […]