CFP: Conceptualizing Difference Conference (Jun. 8–9, 2020) and PhD Summer School (Jun. 10-11, 2020), University of Aberdeen (deadline: Feb. 7, 2020)

The idea of ‘difference’ governs today’s political thinking. Struggles for equality and justice are generally concerned with recognizing and protecting differences, not least because varieties of difference, including gender, sexuality, race, religion and language are used to justify political oppression, discrimination and exclusion. Difference has become axiomatic to political debate and therefore requires further reflection […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, January 15th, 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 […]

The Aesthetics and Politics of Depression

In Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I call for a conceptual revolution with respect to disability, arguing that disability is an apparatus of force relations rather than a natural human attribute, biological difference, personal characteristic, or property of individuals. In order to denaturalize and politicize disability in this way, I examine the problematization (as […]

CFP: Analytic/Continental What? Dissolving the Philosophical Divide, CUNY Graduate Center, Apr. 2, 2020 (deadline: Jan. 25, 2020)

23rd Annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy ConferenceApril 2, 2020 @ The Graduate Center CUNY, New York City Conference email: 23rdcunygradconference@gmail.com Keynote Speaker: Talia Mae Bettcher (California State University, Los Angeles) The 23rd Annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy Conference invites graduate students to submit their work engaging with philosophical topics and traditions that consider or bridge the […]

War and Climate Change (Guest Post)

Guest post by Eric Winsberg Many human activities are responsible for emission of the greenhouse gases that are pushing the planet toward dangerous tipping points, tipping points that will cause large-scale human suffering and will, invariably, lead to global conflicts over increasingly scarce resources. If we don’t draw down to zero the rate at which […]

What's Ahead: Against Natural(izing) Disability

Much of my writing, teaching, service, and activism in philosophy has been designed to undermine a cluster of assumptions about the relation between nature and nurture, that is, a cluster of assumptions about the relation between biology and society, assumptions that remain embedded in philosophical discourses, variously naturalizing disability, gender, race, and other apparatuses of […]

Some of Our Favourite Posts from 2019

Here is a collection of some of our favourite posts from 2019. Of course, all of the installments of Dialogues on Disability (here) hold pride of place on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY too. Some of the CFPs that we posted over the course of the year were also amazing! If we missed one of your favourite posts, […]

CFP: Phi Magazine's Sex Issue (deadline: Jan. 24, 2020)

CALLING ALL PHILOSOPHY STUDENTS Submissions are officially open for Φ Magazine’s Sex Issue, the second in our three part Sin Series. Explore the theme at will, explore sex in all it’s sensual, political and revolutionary guises. We take all kinds of submissions: prose, photography, poetry, painting, opinion pieces, film or music – you make it […]

CFA: Dreams and Dreaming – African Perspectives III, Makerere University, Feb. 27-28, 2020 (deadline: Jan. 17, 2020)

The Department of Philosophy at the University of York (UK) in partnership with the Department of Philosophy and Development Studies at Makerere University (Uganda) are holding a two-day conference on African Perspectives on Dreams and Dreaming. We welcome researchers from all disciplines, including philosophy, religious studies, psychology, and mental health. (This is the third in a […]