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 […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, August 19th, 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 “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of academic […]

CFP: Sixth Conference of the Latin American Association for Analytic Philosophy, Santiago, Aug. 24-26, 2021 (deadline: Jan. 15, 2021)

INVITED SPEAKERS Susanna SiegelHarvard University Amalia AmayaUniversity of Edinburgh/UNAM David PapineauKing´s College London – City University of New York Graduate Center Diana PérezUniversidad de Buenos Aires – Conicet Andrés PáezUniversidad de Los Andes, Colombia Liza SkidelskyUniversidad de Buenos Aires, Conicet The Sixth ALFAn conference is designed to provide a forum for new work in any area of […]

CFP: Diversity is Not Enough, Eastern APA, NYC, Jan. 4-7, 2021 (deadline: Sept. 1, 2020)

Diversity is Not Enough: Promoting Inclusivity in Academic Philosophy Graduate Student Council Panel Session, Eastern APA 2021 The Graduate Student Council of the American Philosophical Association invites proposals for a session exploring the topic of promoting and cultivating inclusivity and belonging in academic philosophy, to be held at the 2020 APA Eastern Division meeting, January 4-7, […]

Sarah Jama #defundthepolice on Twitter

Yesterday, the well-known Black Canadian disabled activist Sarah Jama posted these provocative words to Twitter: 1/I’m on a break from the internet but logging on to say: ableism is systemic. Too many people use social justice language/ spaces as a vehicle to process personal experiences rather than as *disciplined tools* to fight for movement based […]

Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change (December 2020)

Jonathan Wolff (Oxford) and I will be running an online conference in December, over three consecutive weekday afternoons (U.K. time), on the theme of “Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change.” The full conference program, which will comprise the hottest names in philosophy of disability and provide details about dates and times, will be posted on BIOPOLITICAL […]

1st Online Meeting of the Asian Epistemology Network (Jul. 31, 2020)

We are happy to announce the program of the 1st Online Meeting of the Asian Epistemology Network, which will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020, 7-10pm (Shanghai time). Our speakers will be Rie Iizuka (Kansai University), Masaharu Mizumoto (Japan Institute of Science and Technology), Ru Ye (Wuhan University) and Adam Marushak (South China Normal University).  […]

Black Lives Matter: Glasgow MAP Online Workshop (Aug. 7, 2020)

Glasgow MAP chapter is hosting an online workshop focused around the Black Lives Matter movement Speakers: Dr. Emmalon Davis (University of Michigan) Prof. Charles Mills (City University of New York) Topic The workshop is intended to give a platform to speakers and participants to discuss the issues that have been brought into focus by the movement, […]

Philosophy, The Apparatus of Disability, and the #EugenicsSyllabus Project

In the fifth chapter of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I argue that bioethics is a strategy of modern eugenics. In earlier articles—such as “Reproductive Freedom, Self-Regulation, and the Government of Impairment In Utero” and “Biopower, Styles of Reasoning, and What’s Still Missing From the Stem Cell Debates”—I pointed out ways in which the […]

CFA: African Political and Economic Philosophy (deadline: Aug. 31, 2020)

African Political and Economic Philosophy Call for Papers (Book Chapters) Abstracts (250 Words maximum) Submission Deadline: August 31st, 2020 Editors Ephraim-Stephen Essien, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria Kenneth Amaeshi, University of Edinburgh, UK Raymond Osei, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana Paul Nnodim, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA Joseph Agbakoba, University of Nigeria, […]