A Tribute to Charles Mills, University of Amsterdam, Jun. 16-17, 2022

The two-day symposium at the University of Amsterdam pays tribute to the work of Charles Mills, who died last autumn at the age of 70. He was supposed to hold the Spinoza Chair this year. Confirmed speakers include Karwan Fatah-Black (Leiden), Nancy Jouwe (Utrecht), Anya Topolski (Nijmegen), Wayne Modest (Amsterdam), Jamila Mascat (Utrecht), Naomi Zack […]

Report and Video of Disabling Philosophy in the Canadian Context and More

Our symposium in the Canadian Philosophical Association meeting online of Congress 2022 was a huge success. The session was well attended, the presentations were wonderful, and the environment that the participants and attendees created was especially unique for a philosophy conference. I am thrilled with the way that the event unfolded. I posted transcripts of […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Andrea Pitts

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

Symposium: Disabling Philosophy in the Canadian Context, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 11:00am-2:15pm EDT

As readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY know, I have written numerous posts on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY about the exclusion of philosophy of disability and of disabled philosophers, especially disabled philosophers of disability, from Canadian philosophy. These exclusions are in addition dominant themes in my books and articles. (For instance, here and here.) On Wednesday, May […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. EDT

“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 “I’ve learned so much from Shelley Lynn Tremain’s Dialogues on Disability through the years (and found out about so much exciting work being done by disabled […]

PSA Prize in Philosophy of Science & Race (deadline: May 31, 2022)

The PSA Prize in Philosophy of Science & Race is awarded biennially by the Philosophy of Science Association for the best book, article, or chapter published in English that integrates philosophy of science with discussions of race, ethnicity, and/or racism. Eligible publications must be published within five years prior to the prize year/PSA meeting year. […]

CFP: Special Issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on Feminist Approaches to Moral Responsibility (deadline: Oct. 30)

This is a call for papers for a special issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on feminist approaches to moral responsibility. 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 issues and positions” (Garry, Khader, […]

MAiD, (Canadian) Bioethicists, and the Banality of Evil

Two or three generations from now, philosophers will look back in horror and shame at the role that Canadian bioethicists and philosophers played in the normalization of medically assisted suicide (a.k.a. MAiD) in Canada. In the seventh-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability that I posted last month, Isaac Jiang, with whom I composed the installment, […]