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 […]

Disability, Discourse, Demographics at the Pacific APA

I have copied below the response I gave yesterday in the symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability. An expanded version of the response will appear, with the other contributions in the symposium, in a forthcoming issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly. ___________________________________________________________________ I’m tremendously pleased to be discussing Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability […]

Dialogues on Disability With Shelley Tremain

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

CFP: Alternative Political Science / Philosophy for Emancipation, Diversity, and the Life of the Planet, Havana, Nov. 19-23, 2019 (deadline: Oct. 1, 2019)

The Cuban Society of Philosophical Research (SCIF), the University ofHavana, the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment of theRepublic of Cuba, the Institute of Philosophy, the Ñico LópezSuperior School of the Communist Party of Cuba, the Department ofSocial Sciences of the General Máximo Gómez Higher Academy announce the Twenty-Second International Conference on an AlternativePolitical Science […]

Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability at Pacific APA This Thursday!

While many of you are preoccupied reading or listening to this Wednesday’s fourth-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability, Melinda and I will be en route to Vancouver for the Pacific APA where, on Thursday, from 1-4 p.m., the symposium on my book, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, will take place. The roster for the […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, Apr. 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 “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: Global Structural Injustice and Minority Rights, Northeastern, Boston, Mar. 13-15, 2020 (deadline: July 1, 2019)

Keynote Speakers Avigail Eisenberg, University of Victoria Stephen Gardiner, University of Washington Catherine Lu, McGill University Conference Theme The concept of structural injustice is one that has been given a lot of attention by political philosophers in recent years. Iris Young defined structural injustice as a kind of moral wrong that is distinct from unjust, […]

Microphones, Accessibility, and the APA

In a recent post, I enumerated occasions on which I have, in some way, contested the inaccessibility and ableism of the American Philosophical Association (APA) and indicated how the APA has responded to such interventions. I pointed out, for instance, that in an email exchange that took place a couple of weeks ago, an exchange […]

CFP: Asian Philosophical Texts: Exploring Hidden Sources (deadline: July 31, 2019)

The purpose of the Asian Philosophical Texts series is to publish critical translations of primary sources in Asian philosophical traditions, along with edited volumes or monographs dealing with the philosophical issues of translating them into western languages. By making primary sources of Asian philosophies available to the wider audience in western academia and beyond, this […]

CFP: Interculturality and the Future of Philosophy/Interculturalidad y el futuro de la filosofía/Interculturalidade e o futuro da filosofia, University of São Paulo, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2019 (deadline: May 31, 2019)

(Versión española abajo  |  Versão portuguesa abaixo) The University of São Paulo and the Latin-American Association ofIntercultural Philosophy (ALAFI) will hold their 5th EasternPhilosophy Conference and the 1st International InterculturalPhilosophy Conference at the university campus in São Paulo (Brazil).Contributions are welcome on intercultural and comparativephilosophy, as well as proposals on all non-Western philosophicaltraditions. The languages […]

CFP: Contested Identities: Critical Conceptualisations of the Human, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Nov. 22-23, 2019 (deadline: Sept. 7, 2019)

The South African Society for Critical Theory (SASCT) invites abstract submissions of up to 500 words for its 3rd Annual Conference which will take place at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, from the 22nd to the 23rd of November 2019. SASCT invites papers which address the vexed notion of the “human” in the contemporary […]