Philosophers and Letters of Opposition to Bill C-7

During the past year, I’ve written various posts about MAiD and Bill C-7 (for example, here), including a post about a letter that I wrote and sent to the Senate Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs in opposition to Bill C-7, proposed legislation that is currently under consideration in the Canadian Senate, having previously […]

Canadian Bioethicists and Legal Scholars Run Counter to Global Consensus on Medically Assisted Suicide

Yesterday the Human Rights Division of the United Nations issued a statement condemning legislation such as Canada’s MAiD that feminist and other bioethicists and legal scholars have developed. For background on this post, go here and follow other links in the linked post itself. __________________________________________________________________ Disability is not a reason to sanction medically assisted dying […]

Hendricks, Philosophy, MAiD, and Eugenics: Making the Connections

What seems to have gone largely unnoticed about the post at Daily Nous by Perry Hendricks is that it attempts to sever any connection between the subject matter of a submission for potential publication and whether the submission is accepted for publication. The implication is that just as there is no systemic correspondence between subject […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Alex Bryant

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

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, January 20th, at 8 a.m. EST

“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 […]

Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex

The writing below constitutes an excerpt of the penultimate version of my article “Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex,” which will appear in Philosophies of Disability and the Global Pandemic, a special issue that I’m guest editing for The International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies. The issue should be out by June […]

Feminism, Social Justice, and AI Workshop and Special Journal Issue, Jul. 26-28, 2021 (deadline: Feb. 1, 2021)

This remote workshop and special journal issue invites philosophers to consider the connection between feminism, broadly construed, and AI. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a profound effect on justice and well-being in individual, social, and global contexts. Policing, banking, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, human resources, and the arts are just a small sample of areas that deeply […]

Some of Your Favourite BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Posts of 2020

By popular demand, I once again present you with a list of some of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY’s most read/listened to posts of the past year. The year was memorable in a host of heart-wrenching ways, many of which our blog captured. In 2020, you wanted more of: January: Notes on Khader’s Decolonizing Universalism and the Problematization […]

What’s Ahead for 2021 (updated)

It’s that time of the year. I won’t make any grand predictions about the disciplinary and institutional status of philosophy of disability or the professional status of disabled philosophers nor even about whether any of the many tenured philosophers who pledged to support the victimized of sexual harassment will actually do something in the coming […]