Adding BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY To Your Toolbox

As we continue to foster a readership/listenership across continents, I want to encourage readers and listeners who either come here regularly or have only recently found us to draw upon the resources that BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY offers. If you browse through our pages, posts, and archives, you will find essays, reprinted articles, CFPs, and other items on an array of topics of interest and concern to disabled and other marginalized philosophers, to disabled and other marginalized academics who are not philosophers, and to non-academics.

Discrimination and Disadvantage, my earlier blogging home which is no longer in use, has lots of resources too, including many documents about conference accessibility, accessible classrooms, (un)employment rates of disabled philosophers, and so on. As Melinda and I build an archive of resources at BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, be sure to browse the archives at the earlier blog too if you want resources with respect to disability that are especially pertinent to philosophers. For example, a post that I wrote on the subject of the social construction of impairment can be found on Discrimination and Disadvantage here.

If you visit the Dialogues on Disability page of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY here, you will find all the interviews with disabled philosophers that I have conducted in this critically acclaimed series since its inception in April 2015. Please browse through this list of interviews and take the time to read as many of them as you can. Each of the interviews contains gems.

As you prepare your syllabi for the upcoming school year, consider assigning some of the interviews in your courses on (for instance) philosophy of disability; philosophy of mind; philosophy of the body; philosophy of sex, gender, and sexuality; philosophy of race; philosophy of language; and social metaphysics. Great assignments could be developed that incorporate the interviews in some way.

In addition to incredibly interesting teaching tools, the interviews are also fantastic resources for disabled students and faculty who struggle with disabled identity, inaccessibility, lack of mentors, and so on, especially given the low number of disabled philosophers employed in the profession.

Melinda and I want BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY to serve you. Please visit us often, follow us on Twitter @biopoliticalph, and join the BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Facebook group.

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