On the Ableist and Racist Legacies of Canadian Philosophy

Last weekend I contributed two comments to a post on the Daily Nous blog entitled “New Canada Research Chairs in Philosophy.” The comments comprise data compiled for a study underway at UBC to identify the reasons why so few disabled academics hold Canada Research Chairs, a study in which I have taken part. The data […]

Climate Change: An Unprecedentedly Old Catastrophe (Guest Post)

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, I have reposted an essay that Kyle Whyte contributed to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on January 16, 2019. The article is a slightly adapted version of an article published online in Grafting Issue 1 (June 2018) by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and Blackwood Gallery,* Toronto, Ontario. […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21, 2021)

Today is the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day in what is called “Canada.” There is a great deal to reflect upon as Indigenous people and settler Canadians struggle to find ways through Canada’s colonial past and present, ways that could transform our collective future. The recent discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Christine Overall

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

Let’s Talk About Disability!

On June 21st, I will be the first guest of Season 2 on dokeo podcast: Philosophy for the Now, hosted by Ed Conroy. The theme of the episode is Let’s Talk About Disability. You can submit questions to Ed that you would like me to address during the broadcast. Details below! Season: 2, Let’s Talk […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, June 16th, 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 […]

Welcome Our Newest Contributor: Mich Ciurria!

BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY is expanding again! Our newest addition to the BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY crew is Mich Ciurria whose recent guest post “Billionaire Philanthropy, Epistemically Corrupt, and Undemocratic” can be found on the blog here. The CFP for a special issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on moral responibility that Mich is guest editing can be found here. […]

My Philosophy Casting Call Interview

I was the first guest on the new Philosophy Casting Call podcast series hosted by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril, a new contributor to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. You can listen to my interview with Élaina, which is entitled, “The State of Philosophy of Disabillity,” here or wherever you get your podcasts. Over the course of the interview, I talk […]

CFP: Feminist Perspectives on Moral Responsibility (Deadline: Oct. 30, 2022)

This is a call for papers for a special issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on feminist approaches to moral responsibility guest edited by Michelle Ciurria. Feminist philosophy provides unique insight into the ontology, epistemology, psychology, pragmatics, and politics of responsibility. Unlike mainstream philosophy, feminist philosophy “originated in feminist politics and… included from the start discussion of feminist political […]