Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Scholars (UPSS) Initiative

Announcing the launch of the Philosophy of Science Association’s Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Scholars (UPSS) Initiative website: https://upss.philsci.org The Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Scholars Initiative aims to raise awareness about the problem of underrepresentation in the philosophy of science, design and implement programs to address this problem, mentor students and early career scholars from underrepresented groups, work […]

Landmark Settlement With Harvard University To Improve Online Accessibility

The National Association for the Deaf (NAD) in the U.S. has announced a landmark settlement with Harvard University which includes requirements that go beyond the university’s recently-introduced accessibility policies, including requirements to caption live events, third-party platforms (such as YouTube videos), and department-sponsored student groups. The following article about the settlement (dated November 27, 2019) […]

New Journal: Journal of Contemporary African Philosophy

Journal of Contemporary African Philosophy 5 Leinster Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 P.O. Box 100 150, Scottsville, 3209 KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Tel: [033] 345 2241 Fax: [033] 345 2246 Email: JOCAP@domuni.eu Dear colleagues*, in the name of my esteemed colleague Prof Bernard Matolino, I am happy to announce this new journal – Journal of Contemporary African […]

Constructing Social Hierarchy II, MIT, Dec. 6, 2019

Program: 9:00 Morning Tea 9:30: Susanna Siegel (Harvard), Are There Norms of Attention? 1100: Break 11:30: Elisabeth Camp and Carolina Flores (Rutgers), Framing Our Way to Resistance 1:00 Lunch 2:00: Greg Rastell (Melbourne), Generic: Inference and Accommodation 3:30 Break 4:00: Jason Stanley (Yale), The Problem of Ignorance in the Age of Information 5:30: Reception Catered […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, November 20th 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 […]

Epistemic Injustice in the Aftermath of Collective Wrongdoing, University of Bern, Dec. 6-7, 2019

Program Announcement & Call for Registrations *Friday, December 6, 2019*10:00 – 11:00   Echo chambers, Ignorance and Domination (Breno R. G. Santos, University of Mato Grosso)11:00 – 12:00   Thinking Epistemic Injustice from the Global South: Genocide-denial, Silencing and Collective Ignorance in Turkey (Imge Oranli, Arizona State University)12:10 – 13:10   Genocide Denial as Testimonial Oppression (Melanie Altanian, […]

The Bioethics of Enhancement – Now In Paperback!

Melinda’s book, The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics, is now available in paperback and will be on display at SPEP! Here is a description of the book: In a critical intervention into the bioethics debate over human enhancement, philosopher Melinda Hall tackles the claim that the expansion and development of human capacities is […]

CFA: Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique Summer Research Program, Paris, Jun. 29-Jul. 17, 2020 (deadline: rolling until Mar. 15, 2020)

CRITICAL THEORY WORKSHOP ATELIER DE THÉORIE CRITIQUE Summer Research Program 2020 Sorbonne – EHESS / Paris, France Founding Director: Gabriel Rockhill PRACTICAL INFORMATION Location: EHESS, 105 boulevard Raspail, 75005 Paris, France Tentative Dates: June 29-July 17, 2020 Contact: Rosa Dolet Languages: English & French (events in French will be translated into English so knowledge of […]

Reviews of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

In the past week, two very positive reviews of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability have appeared (well, if they appeared before last week, I was unaware that they had been published). I was happy to read that, for the most part, the two reviews focus on and draw out disparate aspects of the book. […]