Philosophy of Disability and the Critical Disability Studies Conference at York

Later today, I will give a Keynote presentation entitled “Philosophy of Disability, Critical Disability Studies, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex” to the Annual York University Critical Disability Studies Conference. Due to the pandemic, this year’s conference is taking place over four consecutive Wednedays this month. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to share my work on […]

CFP: Reel Politics: Film, Radical Politics, and Solidarity, University of Guelph Online, May 26-27, 2021 (deadline: Apr. 15, 2021)

This May, the Reel Politics conference, hosted by the University of Guelph Department of Philosophy, will meet online as a forum to explore a range of topics pertaining to film and radical politics.  Participants will have the opportunity to present philosophical responses to film as an important site of experiencing and reasoning about political culture, particularly as they relate to immediate justice movements and crises, such as anthropogenic climate […]

Welcome our Newest Contributor: Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril!

I am very happy to announce that BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY has a new contributing author: Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril, who is a disabled philosophy graduate student at the University of Aberdeen! Élaina has research interests in bioethics, Spinoza, feminst philosophy, and critical disability studies. To learn more about our newest blogger, check out her bio on our Blog […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, April 21st, at 8 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 “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]

CFP: Queerness Beyond Borders, Oxford Online, Jul. 7-9, 2021 (deadline: May 15, 2021)

Call for Papers: Queerness Beyond Borders Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium Deadline: 15 May 2021 We invite proposals for papers to be presented at an international conference entitled ‘Queerness Beyond Borders’, to take place online from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th of July 2021, organised jointly by Worcester College (University of Oxford) and Philiminality Oxford. For the sake of timezone inclusivity, talks […]

CFP: Confronting Discrimination: Phenomenological and Genealogical Perspectives, Innsbruck, Oct. 27-29, 2021 (deadline: Apr. 30, 2021)

Outlining the agenda The idea of equal treatment is essential to the self-conception of democratic societies: the rule of law promises protection against arbitrary disadvantages. However, contemporary social reality is still haunted by forms of discrimination. Often, discrimination goes unnoticed, is tacitly tolerated or even endorsed. The global Black Lives Matter movement starkly revealed this contradiction, thus […]

Elizabeth Barnes’s Difference Principle and the Limitations of (Their) Analytic Philosophy of Disability

This post comprises excerpts from the chapter that I’m writing for The Oxford Handbook of Social Ontology, edited by Sally Haslanger, Brian Epstein, Hans Bernhard Schmid, and Stephanie Collins and forthcoming next year. In the chapter, I draw upon Tina Fernandes Botts’s work on the methodological differences between analytic philosophy and (so-called) Continental philosophy in […]

CFP: 2021 Virtual Conference for Underrepresented Students in Philosophy, Online, May 8th, 2021 (deadline: Apr. 16, 2021)

  2021 Virtual Conference for Underrepresented Students in Philosophy We invite undergraduate students and master’s students to submit papers for the 2021 Conference for Under-Represented Students in Philosophy.  Submissions are due April 16, 2021.  The virtual conference will be held via Zoom on May 8, 2021.   Conference participants (undergraduate students and master’s students) will have the opportunity to present […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Jennifer Scuro

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