Ira y Reconciliación

Este martes tuve la oportunidad de escuchar a Diana Rojas hablar sobre su trabajo de investigación sobre emociones políticas colectivas y, en particular, sobre la relación entre ira y reconciliación. Su pregunta central es qué papel juegan, de hecho, las emociones en general, y la ira en particular, en los procesos de reconciliación, especialmente, la […]

A Response to the APDA Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy Based on Job Placement and Student Experience

In numerous posts at BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, I identify various factors that have, over a number of years, led to the current situation, racial homogeneity, overrepresentation of nondisabled white philosophers (cis women and men), hostility toward disabled philosophers, etc. in Canadian philosophy departments. Several of the Canadian disabled graduate students that I have interviewed in the […]

A gradualist approach to forgiveness and grudges

The goal:To reconcile the following claims in tension:Forgiveness must be granted, not earned (Jankélévitch, Calhoun)Unconditional forgiveness entails condonation (Murphy, Griswold) Premises:Forgiveness involves the overcoming or extinction of reactive attitudes of sanction (Cazares 2020)Reactive attitudes of sanction [RAS] come in degrees.How much RAS an agent is justified to hold is directly proportional to the severity of […]

Inclusion and Exclusion in Philosophy: Alcoff, Mills, and Tremain

In July of last year, Linda Alcoff, Charles Mills, and I participated in a podcast discussion for the Larger, Freer, More Loving series hosted by Matthew J LaVine and Dwight Lewis. The motivation to record the discussion was the announcement (and ensuing remarks) on Daily Nous about the SSHRC funding of the project “Extending New […]

Ableist Language and the Politics of Peer Review in Philosophy

The CPA, APA, CSWIP, and other philosophy associations, as well as Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, Hypatia, and most other philosophy journals, do not use the ableist metaphor blind review in their CFPs due to my critiques of ableist language in posts at various philosophy blogs, in articles (here, for example), on Facebook, and elsewhere over the […]

Presentation: Ableism, Animals, and Apparatuses, Online, Aug. 31, 2021

Ableism, Animals, and Apparatuses by Shelley Lynn Tremain, Ph.D. Presented at Spécisme et Autres Discriminations / Speciesism and Other Discriminations, Online, Aug. 30-31, 2021 To increase the accessibility of my presentation, I have now posted it to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, the philosophy blog that I mentioned yesterday. The link that I have now put in the chat […]

Disaster Ableism, Academic Freedom, and the Mystique of Bioethics

Today is the day on which presenters to the Philosophy, Disability and Social Change II conference in December will provide me with (among other information) the titles of and brief abstracts for their presentations at the conference. Thus I expect to receive some exciting emails throughout the day! Indeed, this year’s conference promises to be […]