CFA: Disabling Normativities, Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 28, 2019), With Keynotes

The deadline for abstracts for the Disabling Normativities conference in Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019, is fast approaching. Confirmed keynote speakers are: Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Andre Keat, Shelley Lynn Tremain and France Winddance Twine Abstracts are invited for 15-minute presentations (each to be followed by open discussion). Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length, accompanied by […]

CFP: Critically Sick: New Phenomenologies of Illness, Madness, and Disability (deadline: Oct. 15, 2019)

Special Issue of Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology Guest editors: Emily R. Douglas (McGill University) and Corinne Lajoie (Penn State University) Puncta is seeking new work for a special issue on critical phenomenologies of sickness, madness, and disability. A cursory search for scholarly work explicitly addressing the intersections of phenomenology and mad and disability scholarship […]

Racial Emancipation by Charles W. Mills

Racial Emancipation by Charles W. Mills Presented in the session “Emancipatory Knowledge,” Emancipation Conference, Technical University Berlin, May 26, 2018 For a European audience in general, and perhaps for a German audience in particular, my title may seem strange. What does “race” have to do with emancipation, or knowledge, or indeed anything? Isn’t “race” a […]

Galileo, Blind, Saw Stars With His Body

The essay below appeared today on Planet of the Blind here and has been reprinted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY with permission. _____________________________________________________________________ Galileo, Blind, Saw Stars With His Body by Stephen Kuusisto* Yes people go blind late in life and they go on living, seeing in different ways. Sight is an immoderate thing which makes its […]

CFA: 2nd Annual Political Epistemology Conference, Amsterdam, Dec. 13-14, 2019 (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

Keynote speakers: Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff), Hélène Landemore (Yale), and Lisa Herzog (TU Munich). Dates: December 13-14, 2019. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 September 2019. CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION Political epistemology is an emerging interdisciplinary area of research in which scholars come together to think about questions at the intersection of epistemology, political philosophy, and the social […]

Travels, Tribulations, and Touchstones

After a day of travelling, I was anxious to check in to my room. And I was hungry. I hadn’t eaten all day. As I waited for the elevator to take me up, a member of that diversity in philosophy project quickly approached, almost out of nowhere. I had never met this philosopher before, but […]

CFA: From a Protected to an Empowered Childhood: 30 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Leuven, Nov. 21-22, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 30, 2019)

Confirmed invited speakersDavid Archard (Queen’s University Belfast)Gerison Lansdown (independent scholar)Manfred Liebel (Free University of Berlin)Eva Lievens (Ghent University)Julia Sloth-Nielsen (University of the Western Cape)Bruno Vanobbergen (Flemish Agency – Growing Up)More TBA. Despite the strength that the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has acquired throughout the last 30 years as a canonical text […]

CFP: Death Matters, Queer(ing) Mourning, Attuning to Transitionings, Karlstad University and Linköping University, Nov. 4-5, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 30, 2019)

The First International Queer Death Studies Conference: “Death Matters, Queer(ing) Mourning, Attuning to Transitionings” aims to create an arena for critical discussion of death, dying and mourning that goes beyond the dual approach to death – human death in particular – that is common within Western cultural frameworks of Christian tradition or secular biomedical perspectives. […]