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 […]

When I Was De-Platformed

For as long as I can remember, nondisabled philosophers (and disabled philosophers who seem to be grappling with the unfortunate effects of internalized ableism) have expressed some kind of hostility when I pointed out that their utterances use terms that have ableist connotations or are ableist in some other way. So, I wasn’t the least […]

More On How Bioethics Fosters Homogeneity in Philosophy and Society in General

It would be difficult to overestimate the constraining effects that the PhilPapers database generates for the development of critical philosophical work on disability. Nor could one overstate the deleterious consequences that accrue to disabled philosophers due to the structure of a spinoff of PhilPapers, namely, PhilJobs, the leading job board in philosophy whose architecture mirrors […]

Open Letter to the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences (Canada)

Dr. Patrizia Albanese, President, Board of Directors, Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences275 Bank Street, Suite #300Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2L6federation@ideas-idees.ca June 7, 2019 Atten: Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences The Canadian Disability Studies Association-Association canadienne d’études sur le handicap (CDSA-ACÉH) Executive Board is writing to express our condemnation of the racist events […]

Pitching a Post for BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

In a few weeks, BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY will have been active for six months. During that time, more than 130 items have appeared here. Our readership/listenership is steadily increasing in numbers and expanding internationally. Every day, more and more philosophers and close associates read/listen to posts here and become a part of the global BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY […]

Political Violence and the Imagination

Special Issue of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (vol. 22, no. 5, 2019) edited by Mihaela Mihai and Mathias Thaler Introductions Political violence and the imagination: an introductionMihaela Mihai & Mathias ThalerPages: 497-503 | DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2019.1565691Articles Understanding complicity: memory, hope and the imaginationMihaela MihaiPages: 504-522 | DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2019.1565692 The arts of refusal: […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, June 19th, at 8 a.m. EST

“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 […]

CFP: Toward an Asymmetrical Ethics: Power, Relations, and the Diversity of Subjectivities, Södertörn University, Nov. 13-15, 2019 (deadline: Aug. 20, 2019)

Keynote Speakers: Jonathan Metzger, Else Vogel, Talia Welsh In Western societies and philosophical traditions, the egalitarian relation between rational subjects has since long been understood as an ethical ideal for intersubjective relations. This ethics presupposes a relation between two independent subjects of the same kind: autonomous, rational, and (self-)transparent subjects. And even when this understanding […]

CFP: Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice (Extended deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

Res Philosophica, and special editors, Scott Berman and Chad Flanders, invite papers on the topic of mass incarceration and racial justice for the 2019 Res Philosophica Essay Prize and a special issue of the journal. Submissions addressing any of the many philosophical questions related to mass incarceration and racial justice are welcome.  The author of […]

CFP: Feminist Theory and Science: The Inspiring and Tangled Relationship, University of Porto, Oct. 24-26, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 20, 2019)

Special Symposium on Feminisms in Science The list of suggested topics to explore includes (but is not limited to): Feminist thought as a vehicle of interdisciplinarity in the reflection on science Feminist approaches as an important factor in reshaping the contemporary philosophy, sociology, and the history of science Have feminisms changed science due to their […]