Some of Our Favourite BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Posts From 2022

At BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, we are pleased with everything that we post. But here are some of our favourite posts from 2022. Please search the blog’s archives for additional interventions, Dialogues on Disability interviews, exploratory essays, and more! January Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Adrian Ekizian Barton (Shelley) Special Issue on Indigeneity and Disability (Shelley) Academic Gatekeeping […]

Solidarity with CUPE and Other Unions

BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY positions itself in SOLIDARITY with CUPE education workers and all other unions and workers in Canada who are under attack from neoliberal governments that use legislative tactics like the bill that the Doug Ford Government of Ontario passed on Thursday. The passage of Bill 28 is a violation of the most fundamental rights […]

In Memoriam: Kathryn (a.k.a. Kate) Pauly Morgan 1943-2022

I was very sad and surprised to read about the recent death (September 16, 2022) of Kathryn Pauly Morgan, Professor Emerita and long-time member of the Philosophy Department at University of Toronto. Kathryn–Kate–was a huge influence on me during my doctoral years at York University, especially when I took her feminist theory course at U […]

September 30th: A Day for Reflection and Commitment to Change

“Education is what got us into this mess, and education will get us out.” —Murray Sinclair The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30th, is a response to Call to Action #80 of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Chaired by Justice Murray Sinclair, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was designed […]

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 […]