About the Ableism that Conditions Your Criticisms of Zoom

Recently a very accomplished philosopher at an Ivy League university shared a post on Facebook about how they “hate” Zoom conferences and would no longer “pretend” otherwise. Because of the way that prestige bias operates in philosophy and the way that the combination of prestige bias and algorithms operates in the virtual reality of philosophy […]

Online Philosophy Conferences and the Online Accessibility Pledge

The success of the first two Philosophy, Disability and Social Change conferences has demonstrated that online philosophy conferences are a viable and accessible alternative to in-person conferences. Philosophers know by now the many reasons why in-person conferences should be discouraged, if not rendered obsolete: conference air travel has significant detrimental impact on the environment; in-person […]

Trans Visibility Day Resources

Although I want to point out that the continued use of ocular metaphors is unappealing, I also want to acknowledge the significance of Trans Visibility Day itself and suggest some resources that should interest the philosophical community. (For a critique of the very idea of trans visibility from trans historian of colour Jules Gill Peterson, […]

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

In Canada, December 6th has been designated as the official day on which to commemorate and mourn the victims of the  École Polytechnique massacre, as well as take action against gender-based violence. This CBC video offers brief biographies of the victims of the December 6th shooting whose identities have often been forgotten, though the identity […]

An Open Letter from Academics Regarding the Invasion of Wet’suwet’en Territory

An Open Letter from Academics Regarding the Invasion of Wet’suwet’en Territory In the midst of the worst climate emergency in the history of British Columbia (BC) – a reflection of the dangers of ongoing hydrocarbon dependence – the RCMP attacked and removed Wet’suwet’en land defenders opposing the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project (a […]

Show Your Support For Disabled Philosophers

If you are a new reader/listener of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, you might have recognized that Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I conduct with disabled philosophers and post here on the third Wednesday of each month, is at the heart of the blog. What you might not know, however, is that the Dialogues on […]

Dialogues on Disability Patreon

I want to remind readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY that, in May, with the vital encouragement of my friends, collleagues, and other supporters, and the crucial assistance of Alex Bryant, I launched a new Patreon account for the Dialogues on Disability interview series. Through the Patreon, I write to subscribers about the series, its […]

Welcome Our Newest Contributor: Mich Ciurria!

BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY is expanding again! Our newest addition to the BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY crew is Mich Ciurria whose recent guest post “Billionaire Philanthropy, Epistemically Corrupt, and Undemocratic” can be found on the blog here. The CFP for a special issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on moral responibility that Mich is guest editing can be found here. […]