Schliesser on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability: An Update

I’ve been busy the last few days preparing both a talk that I’m giving to the Philosophy Club at Stetson University later today and the seventh-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability that will be posted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY this coming Wednesday. So, I haven’t had time to put together a response to Eric Schliesser’s commentary on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability that I posted about the other day.

I will, however, post a response to Schliesser here soon. His commentary on my book, and in particular his comments about the critique of bioethics that I advance in the book’s fifth chapter, demonstrate a significant misunderstanding of my positions on (among other things) the apparatus of disability, the subfield of bioethics, and the purposes and aims of critique, as well as Foucault’s own methodology and motivation for it.

Will Conway, who was interviewed for Dialogues on Disability in July of last year and co-hosts the Acid Horizon podcast, has written a critical response to Eric Schliesser’s comments about my book. Will’s remarks address some of the ways that Schliesser has mischaracterized my claims in the book. If you wish to read or listen to Will’s remarks in response to Schliesser’s commentary, you can find them on Twitter here.

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