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 […]

Philosophy of Disability and the Global Pandemic

As readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY know, in the last several years I have published articles, reviews, and a book that both outline the social and professional position of disabled philosophers and motivated the institutional and disciplinary emergence and current status of philosophy of disability. Most of this work can be found here. In […]

U.K. Disabled Students in The Guardian: A Response to the Open Letter

Earlier in the week, I posted about an Open Letter that Zara Bain and other disabled Ph.D. students across the university system in the U.K. have circulated. The Open Letter calls upon university administrations to address the specific detrimental effects with respect to their educations that disabled students are experiencing due to COVID-19. Their efforts […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Quayshawn Spencer Redux

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

Open Letter on Behalf of U.K. Disabled, Chronically Ill, and Neurodivergent PhD Students Due to COVID-19

The Open Letter copied below has been circulated by philosophy Ph.D. student Zara Bain and other Ph.D students across the U.K. university system. ____________________________________________________________ An Open Letter Regarding Specific Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled, Chronically Ill and Neurodivergent PhD Students Due to COVID-19 14 May 2020 To: UKRI, UK Research Councils and Research Funding bodies, and […]

More Ableism, Sexism, and Misogyny in Philosophy

As many of you will by now know, over the past week, I have been the target of ableist, sexist, and misogynistic harassment, condescension, and intimidation in the comments to a post at Daily Nous about free speech at Oxford. You will find the post and comments to it here. The harassment and intimidation persisted […]

CFP: Inclusive Philosophies Online Graduate Student Workshop, Jul. 1-31, 2020 (deadline: May 31, 2020)

Organized by Women in Philosophy, Lafayette, Purdue University The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put numerous philosophy conferences on hold and prevented many graduate students from showcasing their current projects. This workshop aims to provide graduate students with an online platform to present their works in progress and receive feedback from other graduate students working on […]

CFP: EurSafe Conference 2021: Justice and Food Security in a Changing Climate, Fribourg, Jun. 24-26, 2021 (deadline: July 2, 2020)

The EurSafe Conference 2021 in Fribourg focuses particularly on the key concerns of ethics and justice with regard to food security and climate change. We encourage papers exploring the areas of climate mitigation and food security; geoengineering, agriculture and land; adapting agriculture to sustain food security; and animal ethics, veterinary ethics and food security. Find the full description of […]

CFP: Situating Masculinities (deadline: Mar. 1, 2021)

Situating Masculinities Simone de Beauvoir Studies 32.2 Guest Editors: Todd W. Reeser and Kaliane Ung Deadline: March 1, 2021 As a bourgeoning wing of gender studies, Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM) (or “Masculinity Studies”) has been, and continues to be, deeply influenced by feminist thought. This special issue aims to place Beauvoir’s corpus […]