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 […]

On the Ableist and Racist Legacies of Canadian Philosophy

Last weekend I contributed two comments to a post on the Daily Nous blog entitled “New Canada Research Chairs in Philosophy.” The comments comprise data compiled for a study underway at UBC to identify the reasons why so few disabled academics hold Canada Research Chairs, a study in which I have taken part. The data […]

Climate Change: An Unprecedentedly Old Catastrophe (Guest Post)

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, I have reposted an essay that Kyle Whyte contributed to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on January 16, 2019. The article is a slightly adapted version of an article published online in Grafting Issue 1 (June 2018) by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and Blackwood Gallery,* Toronto, Ontario. […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21, 2021)

Today is the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day in what is called “Canada.” There is a great deal to reflect upon as Indigenous people and settler Canadians struggle to find ways through Canada’s colonial past and present, ways that could transform our collective future. The recent discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous […]

The Ethics of Praise

Thanks to the LATAM Free Will Project I just had he chance to attend a very interesting workshop on The Ethics of Praise. It started with a talk by Andrea Vial on the amazing work she has been doing on the relation between praise and stereotypes. In particular, she gave empirical evidence that, for example, […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Christine Overall

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the seventy-fifth 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 Casting Call s01ep02

My interview with Lisa Martinez-Katout is now available in your feeds! We discuss studying philosophy of race after a career in finance, teaching in jails, and asking for want you need in academia. You can listen to the podcast here: and read the show notes and transcript here: Please share, rate, and review to support […]

Let’s Talk About Disability!

On June 21st, I will be the first guest of Season 2 on dokeo podcast: Philosophy for the Now, hosted by Ed Conroy. The theme of the episode is Let’s Talk About Disability. You can submit questions to Ed that you would like me to address during the broadcast. Details below! Season: 2, Let’s Talk […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, June 16th, at 8 a.m. 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 ​“[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 […]

Bioethics has Always Been Eugenic

A group of authors has just published a brief essay for the Monash Bioethics Review entitled “Can ‘eugenics’ be defended?” In the essay, the authors contend that bioethics discourse is polarized and politicized, and that this is a problem. While the goals of their essay seem to shift across the essay, the specific discussion they […]

Welcome Our Newest Contributor: Mich Ciurria!

BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY is expanding again! Our newest addition to the BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY crew is Mich Ciurria whose recent guest post “Billionaire Philanthropy, Epistemically Corrupt, and Undemocratic” can be found on the blog here. The CFP for a special issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on moral responibility that Mich is guest editing can be found here. […]