BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: The first two weeks

Here’s a look at the first two weeks of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, launched on January 1st, 2019! Thanks to our new readers for a fantastic start. We’ve made a big splash and posted challenging and engaging content. If you want to pitch a post and take advantage of our growing audience, please hit the “Pitch” link […]

Bird Box’s Mental Illness Problem & Blindness as Metaphor

I just ran across a post that is quite thoughtful about the mental illness stigma rife in Bird Box. Unfortunately, to make the point, the headline for the essay uses blindness as a metaphor for ignorance!: “Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ is blind to the issue of stigmatizing mental illness”. This is precisely the problem with all […]

Between Bird Box and A Quiet Place: Blockbuster Depictions of Disability

Recently, I watched Bird Box (2018), a new Netflix horror film starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, and John Malkovich. Since its release on December 21, the film has made a huge impact on social media and is the subject of hundreds of viral memes. While Netflix does not usually release viewership numbers, they say 45 million […]

CFP: NYC Minorities and Philosophy Workshop Series, Feb. 20-Apr. 30, 2019 (deadline: Jan. 7, 2019)

CFP: NYC Minorities and Philosophy Workshop Series Submission deadline: January 7, 2019 Conference date(s): February 20, 2019 – April 30, 2019 Go to the conference’s page Conference Venue: Columbia University, New York University, Rutgers University, and the Graduate Center, CUNY New York City, United States Details The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapters of Columbia, NYU, […]

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 depicts a dandelion, suggesting life, networks, systems, and change (photo credit: James Niland). BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY will showcase the insights […]