Letter to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs of the Government of Canada in Opposition to Bill C-7

This morning, as per Catherine Frazee’s request, I submitted a letter to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs of the Canadian Government. The letter articulates my opposition to Bill C-7, which would expand access to medically-assisted suicide (“MAID”) for disabled people. Given the dearth of disabled philosophers (of disability) in Canadian philosophy, […]

Bioethics, Catherine Frazee, and MAID in Canada

In a previous post, I discussed the role that bioethicists in Canada, including feminist bioethicists, have played in the development in Canada of legislation and public policy designed to facilitate medically-assisted suicide and subsequent expansion of it. This set of events should be recognized as the incremental normalization of power relations that I discuss in […]

¿Hay cosas que no debe comprar el dinero? La propuesta de Paulette Dieterlen

Tradicionalmente se piensa que los lujos están bien distribuidos por el mercado, pero que los bienes de salud deberían distribuirse por las necesidades y el acceso al ejercicio de ciertas actividades, como la medicina, debería distribuirse a través de mecanismos de verificación de mérito. Pero, ¿cuál es la regla general detrás de estas convicciones?

Philosophy and Structural Gaslighting About Disability

Philosophers generally do not regard critical examination of disability as suitable to research and teaching in social metaphysics and social epistemology; nor do they, generally, appreciate the critical importance of philosophy of disability but rather remain resolute that philosophical inquiry about disability is appropriately and adequately conducted in the established subfield of bioethics. Indeed, a […]

AAT Transcript for The Question of Inclusion in Philosophy: Alcoff, Mills, Tremain, LaVine, and Lewis

Academic Audio Transcription (@AAT_transcribes), a fantastic transcription service owned and operated by disabled philosophy graduate student Zara Bain, employs disabled philosophy graduate students and other disabled graduate students who produce excellent transcripts for podcasts, Zoom sessions, videos, etc. Zara’s company recently completed a transcript of “The Question of Inclusion in Philosophy,” a Zoom session in […]

A New Teaching Tool: Crip Camp

Are you making last minute changes and additions to your syllabi for the Fall? Are you looking for ways to increase the diversity of your syllabi for courses on (for example) social justice, social philosophy, philosophy of disability, philosophy of social movements, philosophy of embodiment, or feminist philosophy? The critically-acclaimed documentary Crip Camp directed by […]