Asylum, Credible Fear Tests, and Colonial Violence (Guest Post)

Guest Post* by Elena Ruíz and Ezgi Sertler Let’s start with what asylum is: an international protection mechanism that individuals seeking “refuge” from violence can use to obtain official refugee status in another country. The term we use to refer to forcibly displaced people in general – refugee – is different than the legal refugee […]

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. […]

Situating Disabled Philosophers and Philosophy of Disability in Philosophy

Presented to Disabling Normativities Conference, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Oct. 2, 2019 [Good morning. To increase the accessibility of my presentation, I’ve now posted it to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, the philosophy blog that I co-coordinate. So, if you have a cellphone, a laptop, a tablet, or some other device with you and you’d like […]

“Gas-lighting, Discrimination, and Humiliation: The Day-to-Day Experience of a Disabled Academic” by Kay Inckle

This morning, Zara Bain (interviewed for Dialogues on Disability in May 2015) posted the article below on Twitter. The article, which was published in February of this year, deserves wide circulation. ________________________________________________________________________________ Gas-lighting, Discrimination, and Humiliation: The Day-to-Day Experience of a Disabled Academic By Kay Inckle “The university might deem it reasonable for you to […]

Review of Method, Substance, and the Future of African Philosophy

The book review of Edwin Etieyibo’s Method, Substance, and the Future of African Philosophy posted below originally appeared at Social Epistemology and Review and Reply Collective. The author of the review is Anke Graness. The full citation for the review is: Graness, Anke. “African Philosophy and History.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 7, no. 10 (2018): […]

Commemorating Foucault I: Symposium on Hall’s The Bioethics of Enhancement

Michel Foucault died unexpectedly 35 years ago today. To honour Foucault’s memory and the rich body of work that he bequeathed to us, I am reposting two symposiums that were previously posted at Discrimination and Disadvantage: a symposium on my Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability that took place at the annual meeting of CSWIP […]

Political Violence and the Imagination

Special Issue of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (vol. 22, no. 5, 2019) edited by Mihaela Mihai and Mathias Thaler Introductions Political violence and the imagination: an introductionMihaela Mihai & Mathias ThalerPages: 497-503 | DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2019.1565691Articles Understanding complicity: memory, hope and the imaginationMihaela MihaiPages: 504-522 | DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2019.1565692 The arts of refusal: […]

Galileo, Blind, Saw Stars With His Body

The essay below appeared today on Planet of the Blind here and has been reprinted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY with permission. _____________________________________________________________________ Galileo, Blind, Saw Stars With His Body by Stephen Kuusisto* Yes people go blind late in life and they go on living, seeing in different ways. Sight is an immoderate thing which makes its […]