CFP: In the Shadow of Eugenic Thinking: Legacies of Eugenics in the UK, Hybrid, May 3, 2023 (deadline: Apr. 14, 2023)

A one-day symposium jointly hosted by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics and the Centre for Memory Narrative and History, University of Brighton Wednesday 3rd May, 10am-5pm, Online and in-person This symposium will bring together activists, academics, practitioners, educators and artists to explore the legacy of eugenics in the UK. Although overt forms of eugenic thinking […]

A Philosophy of Disability Event

Yesterday afternoon, I made a presentation in an illuminating online event, “Troubling Access: Ableism and New Movements in Philosophy of Disability,” which was organized by Joshua St. Pierre, Canada Research Chair in Critical Disability Studies at the University of Alberta, and Kristin Rodier, along with her collaborators of the J-Series (social justice series) at Athabasca […]

CFP: Caribbean Philosophical Association: Twenty Years of Shifting the Geography of Reason: Continuing the Struggle, Jun. 22-24, 2023, Online (deadline: today!)

During its twenty years of existence, the Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) has been shifting the geography of reason. It has done so through cultivating discerning praxes of thought that are committed to ascertaining the conditions through which human freedom and oppression are both sustained and usurped.  For our June 2023 gathering, we invite participants to […]

Autistic Experience in the Majority World, Wed. Apr. 26, Online

Autism and neurodiversity are terms that are gaining use in everyday conversation. The recognition of the diversity of neurological being represents a paradigm shift. Discussions about this have traditionally been orchestrated in a few countries in the west. This is a problem because it cuts us off from relevant world history, human context and opportunities. […]

CFP: Existential Philosophy for Times of Change and Crisis: Difference, Disability, Diversity, Online, Jul. 6-7, 2023 (deadline: May 15, 2023)

This fourth edition of the Existential Philosophy for Times of Change and Crisis series will examine what difference, disability and diversity mean in light of existential philosophy. While existential philosophy places the focus on the individual and on the precedence of existence over essence, as well as on choice and freedom, it may also have […]

2023 Critical Social Ontology Workshop Program, Mar. 25-26, Online

Program Opening Zoom Welcome – 9am CDT, Saturday, March 25th Session1 — 9:30-11am CDT“On Conceptualizing Society”Kenakis Leledakis, Assistant Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) “Who Are We? Cavell on the Sociality of Intelligibility”Alexander Altonji, Graduate Student, New School for Social Research (USA) Session 2a – 11:15am-1:15pm CDT“Black Love”Justin Clardy, Assistant Professor, Santa Clara […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Kristin Rodier

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

Ethics After the Pandemic, Salisbury University, Apr. 15, 2023

Join this day of philosophical reflections on the moral lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic: What do we owe to the most vulnerable among us? Who should be held responsible for the moral failures we saw during the pandemic – individuals, institutions or society as a whole? How can we restore social trust and rebuild community? […]

A Brief Review of Hay’s Think Like a Feminist (Repost)

[This review appeared on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY last year on March 9th, the day following International Women’s Day. The original post of it is here.] Yesterday marked International Women’s Day and thus my Twitter feed was replete with neoliberal corporate and other ableist governmental discourses about women’s achievements and goals to commemorate the occasion. Several tweets […]