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 […]

Forthcoming Edited Collection on Philosophy of Disability

In a post at the end of 2020, I mentioned that early in 2021 I would send out invitations to a pathbreaking edited collection on philosophy of disability. The invitations have been sent out and confirmed; and I have assigned a title to the book. So, here are a few details that I can share […]

Why Nursing-Home Incarceration Must End

On Wednesday of this week, the Auditor General of Ontario, Bonnie Lysyk, released her report on the catastrophic events that have occurred in Ontario nursing homes during the past pandemic year and the Ford Progressive Conservative government’s response to them. The report identified systemic underfunding, staff shortages, lack of PPE, lack of infection control, shared […]

Political Transformative Experience: Where We Are Now, St. Louis University Online, May 6, 2021

Some events are politically transformative. Examples include the pandemic, climate change, the civil rights movement, and the Black Lives Matter movement. This workshop investigates political transformative experiences through a range of angles, among others, Indigenous philosophies, African-American political thought, and American pragmatism.  This event is online and will take place on Zoom. Please send an […]

CFP: Ocean Feminisms (deadline: Oct. 1, 2021)

AMERASIA JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS Ocean Feminisms Guest Editors: Celia Tagamolila Bardwell-Jones (University of Hawai‘i at Hilo), Stephanie Nohelani Teves (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa), and Joyce Pualani Warren (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) Publication Date: Planned for Fall 2022 Submission Requirements: 5,000-6,000 words (not including endnotes), due October 1, 2021 This special issue aims to center Indigenous epistemologies of the sea alongside settler responsibilities through transoceanic reflections. The guest editors recognize as […]

CFA: An Exploration of Human Nature: Perspectives From African Philosophy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Online, Oct. 12-14, 2021 (deadline: July 5, 2021)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 4th Biennial African Philosophy World Conference (APWC), 2021 Department of Philosophy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria. (Virtual Conference) Conference Theme An Exploration of Human Nature: Perspectives from African Philosophy Date: Tuesday 12th–Thursday 14th October, 2021 Issues of human nature basically revolve around the reflections and intuitions of human beings about what constitute […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain With Alex Bryant

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

Artificial Intelligence: Limitations, Foundations, and New Directions, CUNY Graduate Center Online, Apr. 24, 2021

The 24th annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy Conference  Artificial Intelligence: Limitations, Foundations, and New Directions Saturday, April 24 Keynote Speakers: Regina Rini (York University) & Jesse Prinz (CUNY)  Conference will be hosted on Zoom. Contact cunyphilosophyconference24@gmail.com for link. Schedule: (Times are listed in Eastern Standard Time) 11:00-12:45: Session 1 Anuj Puri (University of St. Andrews): The Evolutionary […]

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Fundraising Campaign

My name is Angela Sun and I’m a graduate student at the University of Michigan, specializing in ethics, action, aesthetics, and social philosophy. Since August 2020, I’ve been co-directing Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) International, a grassroots organization dedicated to addressing structural injustice facing marginalized groups in academic philosophy with over 160 chapters in 15 countries and […]