Zoom Talk about MAiD and Abolishing Bioethics, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, Online

A reminder that this Friday, that is, Friday, February 3rd, at 12:00pm, I will present a Zoom talk entitled “Bioethics De-Mystified: Disaster Ableism and the Utility of Epistemologies of Crisis” to the Department of Philosophy at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The talk is part of the Webinaire Justice Épistémique // Epistemic Justice Webinar, an […]

Disability and Technology? No, Disability as Technology

Philosophy of disability is a relatively recent area of philosophical inquiry that has emerged in part as a critical response to the homogeneous and exclusionary character of philosophy, that is, insofar as the dominant tradition of Northern philosophy comprises the values, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences of nondisabled, white, European, cisgender men almost exclusively. Just as […]

Elia Nathan Bravo on Witches and Empty Concepts

Elia Nathan Bravo did not believe in witches, not in the classical European sense of  a “sorceress with the power to cast curses thanks to a fidelity pact with the devil.” (Nathan Bravo 2002: 122)  Even more, she was certain that there were no witches, at least as certain as we are that there are […]

Quick Update on The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability

Here’s a quick update on the development of The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability that I am editing, since some readers/listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY have asked about the status of this pathbreaking publication. My editor at Bloomsbury Publishers, Liza Thompson, and I agreed that October 1, 2022, will be the submission date for the […]

Report and Video of Disabling Philosophy in the Canadian Context and More

Our symposium in the Canadian Philosophical Association meeting online of Congress 2022 was a huge success. The session was well attended, the presentations were wonderful, and the environment that the participants and attendees created was especially unique for a philosophy conference. I am thrilled with the way that the event unfolded. I posted transcripts of […]

MAiD, (Canadian) Bioethicists, and the Banality of Evil

Two or three generations from now, philosophers will look back in horror and shame at the role that Canadian bioethicists and philosophers played in the normalization of medically assisted suicide (a.k.a. MAiD) in Canada. In the seventh-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability that I posted last month, Isaac Jiang, with whom I composed the installment, […]