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 […]

Letter to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs of the Government of Canada in Opposition to Bill C-7

This morning, as per Catherine Frazee’s request, I submitted a letter to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs of the Canadian Government. The letter articulates my opposition to Bill C-7, which would expand access to medically-assisted suicide (“MAID”) for disabled people. Given the dearth of disabled philosophers (of disability) in Canadian philosophy, […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Julie Maybee Redux

Julie Maybee will be the first presenter in Philosophy, Disability and Social Change, the outstanding, free, and open access conference that will take place December 9th-11th. The Dialogues on Disability interview with Maybee that appears below was originally posted on Discrimination and Disadvantage in July 2018. Julie Maybee’s latest book is entitled Making and Unmaking […]

Bioethics, Catherine Frazee, and MAID in Canada

In a previous post, I discussed the role that bioethicists in Canada, including feminist bioethicists, have played in the development in Canada of legislation and public policy designed to facilitate medically-assisted suicide and subsequent expansion of it. This set of events should be recognized as the incremental normalization of power relations that I discuss in […]

CFP: Looking Forward in Hope and Despair: Critical Perspectives on Utopia and Dystopia in Philosophy and the Arts, University of Pardubice, Apr. 14-16, 2021 (deadline: Jan. 31, 2021)

This interdisciplinary PhD conference is open to all scholars with an interest in the topics of aesthetics, ethics, moral futures, political philosophy, perception, artificial intelligence, utopia, dystopia, postmodernism, critical theory, the human condition, or with a special focus on the conference theme: Critical Perspectives on Utopia and Dystopia in Philosophy and the Arts. *keynote speakers* Samantha […]

Disabled Philosopher Seeks Your Assistance

In the course of last month’s Dialogues on Disability interview, Nathan Moore talked about his fears for the future given the systematic exclusion of disabled philosophers—especially disabled philosophers of disability—from adequate employment in Canadian philosophy departments in particular and philosophy departments more generally. I share Nathan’s fears. I am unemployed, despite the fact that I […]

CFP: Ships in the Proletarian Night: Contemporary Marxist Thought in France and Britain, Mar. 25-27, 2021 (Deadline: Nov. 9, 2020)

25th – 27th March 2021 Alison Richards Building, Sidgwick Site, The University of Cambridge Confirmed keynote speakers: Razmig Keucheyan (University of Bordeaux), Stathis Kouvelakis, Julia Nicholls (King’s College London), Kristin Ross (New York University) In the 1840s, Marx moved west: exiled from Germany, forced into France, joining Engels in Britain. Each step was pivotal to […]

Amalia Amaya sobre la Admiración en la Moral

la admiración no es sólo una aceptación o reconocimiento de excelencia, sino que también es algo que se siente de cierta manera y, lo que tal vez es mas importante, nos impulsa a imitar, apoyar, alabar, etc. a quien admiramos. En otras palabras, la admiración es una emoción,