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 […]

Charles Mills (1951-2021)

Charles has died. He was a monumental figure in philosophy and a kind and generous friend to me. A devastating loss. The photo below was taken in Berlin during The Emancipation Conference weekend in May 2018. Charles and I ate breakfast together in the hotel restaurant on every day of the conference. Description of image […]

Ableist Language and the Politics of Peer Review in Philosophy

The CPA, APA, CSWIP, and other philosophy associations, as well as Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, Hypatia, and most other philosophy journals, do not use the ableist metaphor blind review in their CFPs due to my critiques of ableist language in posts at various philosophy blogs, in articles (here, for example), on Facebook, and elsewhere over the […]

Preliminary Programme for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2), Oxford Online, Dec. 7-10, 2021

I have copied below the preliminary programme for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2 (#PhiDisSocCh2). Registration for this outstanding online conference will open soon and additional details about the event are forthcoming. TUESDAY DECEMBER 7 13:00–13:05 Welcome and opening remarks Co-hosts: Jonathan Wolff (Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford) and Shelley L Tremain (BIOPOLITICAL […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Maeve O’Donovan

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

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, September 15, 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 ​“[Shelley Lynn Tremain’s] interview series, Dialogues on Disability, has arguably had a greater impact on the status of disabled philosophers in the profession than anything else […]

International Workshop on the Philosophy of LGBTQIA+ Rights, Vytautas Magnus University, Sept. 23, 2021

Venue: V. Putvinskio g. 23, room 414, Kaunas, Lithuania (Vytautas Magnus University) Time: September 23, 2021 (1 PM – 6 PM, local time) Event Announcement and Poster: https://www.facebook.com/events/161691899424352/ Conference Program: 13.00-13.05        Greetings from Professor Dr. John-Stewart Gordon and Dr. Mantas Davidavičius (Head of the VMU DP Philosophy) 13.05-14.05        LGBT+ Rights from a Theological Point of View, W1 […]

Frances Kissling on the Ethics of Philantropical Impact

It is good to ask whether your effort of social change have actually had any impact, i.e., whether some particular action or strategy are effective or we are just waisting our resources. We also want to avoid scam-philanthropical organisations which, unfortunately, are common enough. 

Presentation: Ableism, Animals, and Apparatuses, Online, Aug. 31, 2021

Ableism, Animals, and Apparatuses by Shelley Lynn Tremain, Ph.D. Presented at Spécisme et Autres Discriminations / Speciesism and Other Discriminations, Online, Aug. 30-31, 2021 To increase the accessibility of my presentation, I have now posted it to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, the philosophy blog that I mentioned yesterday. The link that I have now put in the chat […]

Conceptual Engineering Online Seminar, Fall 2021 Schedule

CONCEPTUAL ENGINEERING ONLINE SEMINAR @ Arché Research Centre & University of ZurichFall Term 2021 *YouTube Channel “Conceptual Engineering”:  http://www.youtube.com/c/ConceptualEngineering* The Fall 2021 season of our Conceptual Engineering Online Seminar is starting in two weeks. The seminar is now co-organized by the Arché Research Centre at the University of St Andrews and the Department of Philosophy at the University […]