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 […]

Review of Method, Substance, and the Future of African Philosophy

The book review of Edwin Etieyibo’s Method, Substance, and the Future of African Philosophy posted below originally appeared at Social Epistemology and Review and Reply Collective. The author of the review is Anke Graness. The full citation for the review is: Graness, Anke. “African Philosophy and History.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 7, no. 10 (2018): […]

CFP: Decolonise STEM: Resisting, Unlearning and Imagining, University College London, Oct. 5, 2019 (deadline: Aug. 17, 2019)

Keynote Speakers: Dr Arianne Shahvisi and Dr Christine (Xine) Yao We are pleased to announce the symposium – Decolonise STEM: Resisting, Unlearning and Imagining – taking place on Saturday October 5th 2019 at University College London, supported in part by the Department of Science and Technology Studies and the Wellcome Trust. We are welcoming applications for panellists to […]

Coming Soon to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY!

Pittsburgh Summer Program 3, the third edition of a summer program for members of groups underrepresented in philosophy of science, has been in full swing all week and ends tomorrow. You can get a general overview of the Pitt Summer Program here. Next week, Edouard Machery, Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Lissa Skitolsky

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the fifty-second installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I’m 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 about […]

CFP: Epistemic Decolonization (deadline: Mar. 1, 2020)

Special issue of Philosophical Papers Guest editor: Veli Mitova (University of Johannesburg) The growing body of work on epistemic injustice can be seen as falling roughly along two strands. The first involves understanding the phenomenon in relation to central epistemological (and moral) concepts, such as ‘knowledge’ and ‘(epistemic) agency’. The second focuses on epistemically unjust connections between knowledge and […]

Taking Fat Students (and Staff) Into Account

Disabled students and staff are often (usually?) not taken into account in academic and other university and college initiatives designed to improve campus inclusion and diversity. Nor, usually, are fat students and staff taken into account in these initiatives for inclusion and diversity. If, like me, you understand disability as an apparatus of force relations, […]

CFP: Feminism and Classics 2020: Body/Language, Wake Forest, May 21-24, 2020 (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

FemClas 2020, the eighth quadrennial conference of its kind, takes place on May 21–24, 2020, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the invitation of the Wake Forest University Department of Classics and Department of Philosophy.  The conference theme is “body/language,” broadly construed, and papers on all topics related to feminism, Classics, Philosophy, and related fields are […]

Stanley, The Stone, and Epistemic Humility

Jason Stanley is a nice guy. He is also an extremely influential philosopher, both within the discipline and profession of philosophy and beyond. I only wish that Jason would use that influence and, yes, power, to be a better ally to disabled philosophers. In particular, I wish that Jason would use the influence that he […]