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 […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, January 20th, 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 […]

Open Questions in Social Ontology

Hsiang-Yun Chen and Sally Haslanger have just edited an special issue on Social Meaning and Reality for the EurAmerica Journal and it features an article by yours truly. This is how they summarize it on their introduction to the special issue: Just as there is a large variety of social categories that an individual can […]

Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex

The writing below constitutes an excerpt of the penultimate version of my article “Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex,” which will appear in Philosophies of Disability and the Global Pandemic, a special issue that I’m guest editing for The International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies. The issue should be out by June […]

Por qué la ley española de eutanasia marginaliza a los discapacitados

Al final de un artículo reciente, el filósofo Pablo de Lora a propósito de la reciente proposición de ley orgánica de regulación de la eutanasia por parte del grupo parlamentario socialista en España, ha escrito: Una mejor atención paliativa del dolor y del sufrimiento al final de la vida, o en las condiciones invalidantes y […]

Feminism, Social Justice, and AI Workshop and Special Journal Issue, Jul. 26-28, 2021 (deadline: Feb. 1, 2021)

This remote workshop and special journal issue invites philosophers to consider the connection between feminism, broadly construed, and AI. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a profound effect on justice and well-being in individual, social, and global contexts. Policing, banking, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, human resources, and the arts are just a small sample of areas that deeply […]

Some of Your Favourite BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Posts of 2020

By popular demand, I once again present you with a list of some of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY’s most read/listened to posts of the past year. The year was memorable in a host of heart-wrenching ways, many of which our blog captured. In 2020, you wanted more of: January: Notes on Khader’s Decolonizing Universalism and the Problematization […]

What’s Ahead for 2021

It’s that time of the year. I won’t make any grand predictions about the disciplinary and institutional status of philosophy of disability or the professional status of disabled philosophers nor even about whether any of the many tenured philosophers who pledged to support the victimized of sexual harassment will actually do something in the coming […]

The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science – 20% Off!

The new Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science, edited by Sharon Crasnow and Kristen Intemann, was published earlier this month. The collection comprises chapters by leading thinkers across a range of areas of feminist philosophy and other subfields. I am both honoured and humbled to be amongst them. Like most handbooks and readers, this […]