Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, March 15, at 8am 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 “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 […]

Troubling Access: Ableism & New Movements in Philosophy of Disability, Athabasca University/University of Alberta/Online, Mar. 30, 2023

The Athabasca University J-Series and the Canada Research Chair in Critical Disability Studies at the University of Alberta are co-organizing “Troubling Access: Ableism & New Movements in Philosophy of Disability,” an interactive online event that will take place on March 30, 2023, 2:00pm-4:00pm MT (4:00pm-6:00 ET). The speakers in the event are me, Johnathan Flowers, […]

Why Philosophers (and Everybody Else) Should Stop Using Footnotes

When I sent out submission instructions to the invited contributors of The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability, I informed them that the book would use endnotes rather than footnotes and instructed them that their use of endnotes must be kept to a minimum. Extensive use of footnotes and endnotes usually indicates that the writing […]

Feminism, Ableism, and Medical Assistance in Dying, Mar. 13, 2023, UBC/Online

Sponsor: Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia When: Monday, March 13, 12:30pm-2:00pm Pacific Time Where: DLA Piper Hall, Room 104, and virtually EVENT DESCRIPTION This panel discusses Track 2 MAiD in Canada: medical assistance in dying for people with disabilities who are not at the end of their natural lives. Presenters […]

Excerpt from “New Movement in Philosophy: Philosophy of Disability,” introduction to The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability

Philosophy departments in Canada and elsewhere continue to exclude philosophers of disability, especially disabled philosophers of disability, posing real threats to our very lives, including our ability to afford safe shelter, our food security, and our unwillingness to succumb to MAiD. Thus, The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability is urgently needed; indeed, its publication […]

CFP: Hypatia 40th Anniversary Conference, University of Oregon/Online, Sept. 6-9, 2023 (deadline: Mar. 1, 2023)

In their opening Editorial Statement “The Promise of Feminist Philosophy,” 2019, the current editorial team recalled Sara Ahmed’s reflections on the word “feminism,” and her acknowledgement that feminist writing is often “a way of holding onto the promise of that word.” The team pledged to work toward Hypatia‘s promise, to take up feminism’s deepest aspirations […]

Philosophy of Disability at the Eastern APA, NYC, Jan. 15-18, 2024

I am happy to report that the Eastern APA Program Committee has invited me to present in a symposium on my work on Philosophy of Disability at next year’s Eastern APA conference. The conference will take place in New York City, January 15-18, 2024. The session will have two commentators. My thanks to Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson […]

Dialogues on Disability: OPENING THE ARCHIVES

WELCOME! No new installment of the Dialogues on Disability series will be posted this month. Instead, I have decided to OPEN THE ARCHIVES of the Dialogues on Disability series for this ninety-fifth installment. As we approach the eighth-anniversary installment of the series, now is the perfect time for you to revisit some of your favorite […]

Feminist Philosophers, The Last of Us, and What Solidarity Requires

As you might have inferred from the speakers lists of the Philosophy, Disability and Social Change conferences, from the endurance of the Dialogues on Disability series, and from the table of contents for the forthcoming The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability, I am surrounded by a cadre of disabled and nondisabled philosophers of disability–all […]

CFP: Feminist Approaches to Moral Responsibility (deadline approaching: April 30, 2023)

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 is inherently political and committed to social change. Feminist theory seeks to diagnose a range of interlocking […]