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: Shelley Tremain Interviews Emily Heydon

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

Ira y Reconciliación

Este martes tuve la oportunidad de escuchar a Diana Rojas hablar sobre su trabajo de investigación sobre emociones políticas colectivas y, en particular, sobre la relación entre ira y reconciliación. Su pregunta central es qué papel juegan, de hecho, las emociones en general, y la ira en particular, en los procesos de reconciliación, especialmente, la […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, October 20, at 8am 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 “I’ve learned so much from Shelley Lynn Tremain’s Dialogues on Disability through the years (and found out about so much exciting work being done by disabled […]

A Response to the APDA Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy Based on Job Placement and Student Experience

In numerous posts at BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, I identify various factors that have, over a number of years, led to the current situation, racial homogeneity, overrepresentation of nondisabled white philosophers (cis women and men), hostility toward disabled philosophers, etc. in Canadian philosophy departments. Several of the Canadian disabled graduate students that I have interviewed in the […]

Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 Conference (#PhiDisSocCh2), Oxford Online, Dec. 7-10, 2021 – Registration Now Open!

I am very happy to announce that registration is now open for the second iteration of the pathbreaking Philosophy, Disability and Social Change (#PhiDisSocCh2) conference! The conference is financially and technically supported by the Alfred Landecker Programme at the University of Oxford. This year’s conference builds upon the success of last year’s conference as an […]

CFP: Decolonization and Poststructuralism, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Online, Feb. 23, 2022 (deadline: Nov. 15, 2021)

CFP: Decolonization and PoststructuralismDepartment of Logic and Theoretical PhilosophyUniversidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain1000-1800hrs (Madrid time), 23rd February 2022. The purpose of this one day online international conference is to explore the relationship between theories of decolonization and poststructuralist theory. Decolonization has recently come to the fore as an increasingly important subject and practice within the […]

A Tale of Two Resiliences: The Emergence of Neoliberal Resilience and Radical Resilience

1. Neoliberal Resilience: A Genealogy Resilience is a popular but controversial and undertheorized concept. The best-known modern conceptualization of resilience emerged from child psychiatry and developmental psychology (John Bowlby’s 1960s attachment studies), but came to involve social psychology, counseling, clinical psychology, epidemiology, and other sciences (Vernon 2004). Still, there is no consensus on the definition […]