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 […]

Philosophy Casting Call s01ep05: On creative philosophical practices and the power of showing up w/Jen Scuro

This is the one where Élaina asks Jen Scuro about her artistic practice’s place in all the stages of her academic career. Plus, there’s a bonus update at the end!CN: Ableism and miscarriageYou can learn more about Jen on her website: https://jenniferscurophd.squarespace.com/home and find teaching resources on her Academia.edu page: https://molloy.academia.edu/JenniferScuroBooks mentioned in the episode: […]

Edouard Machery and the non-coming scientific revolution

This morning I had the chance to hear an interview with philosopher of science Edouard Machery at Stanford University‘s new Psychology podcast on his 2020 paper “What Is a Replication?” and his forthcoming book. There, Machery talked, among other topics, on how science has become so reticent to changes, despite overwhelming evidence that change is […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Will Conway

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

Philosophy, Disability and Social Change II (Updated)

UPDATE: The now confirmed and EXPANDED dates for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change II are: December 7th to 10th! That’s right. The enormously thought-provoking and transgressive online conference on philosophy and disability, which brought together disabled philosophers of disability from around the globe last December, will be launched again this December. As many readers and […]

Artist Connect Report from BEING Studio

Artist Connect Report I really wanted to share this link to BEING Studio’s, an organisation by and for disabled artists based in Ottawa, written and audio visual report on their virtual pandemic-inspired project. Artist Connect brought together artists from across Canada during periods of isolation and anxiety and the report acknowledges the limitations of online […]

Philosophy Casting Call podcast: s01ep04 On gender justice in sport w/Beth Doran

Or wherever you find podcasts. “Against sexual discrimination in sport”, by Torbjörn Tännsjö “Sex Equality in Sports”, by Jane English “Out of Bounds? A Critique of the New Policies on Hyperandrogenism in Elite Female Athletes”, by Katrina Karkazis, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Georgiann Davis, and Silvia Camporesi Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! Find Philosophy […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, July 21st, at 8 a.m EDT

“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 ​“[Shelley Lynn Tremain’s] interview series, Dialogues on Disability, has arguably had a greater impact on the status of disabled philosophers in the profession than anything else […]

Dialogues on Disability Patreon

I want to remind readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY that, in May, with the vital encouragement of my friends, collleagues, and other supporters, and the crucial assistance of Alex Bryant, I launched a new Patreon account for the Dialogues on Disability interview series. Through the Patreon, I write to subscribers about the series, its […]

Ableism, CRCs, and Academic “Freedom”

“The only people who have benefitted from equity initiatives in Canadian universities are nondisabled cis white women.” I articulated the sentence above during a portion of last week’s 3-hour final group session of the UBC study designed to identify why few disabled academics hold Canada Research Chairs at UBC and throughout Canada. (I referred to […]