The Tragedy of Nondisability: A Sad and Boring Life

1. Introduction Philosophers tend to focus on the ‘tragedy of disability,’ the oppressions and exclusions faced by disabled people. There is good reason for this, inasmuch as disabled people must deal with systemic bullying, harassment, and discrimination. But if this is the only story that we tell about disability, then we are missing a big part of […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, July 20th, at 8 am EDT

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 “I’ve learned so much from Shelley Lynn Tremain’s Dialogues on Disability through the years (and found out about so much exciting work being done by disabled […]

Notes on the Limits of Philosophical Discourse About Abortion

I suppose it was somewhat predictable that various so-called “analytic” philosophers would continue to uncritically accept and promulgate the arguments that liberal feminists (including liberal feminist philosophers) have made about “choice” and “personal autonomy” with respect to abortion. These arguments are very friendly with neoliberal ideas about the mobility of capital which outstrips national borders […]

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 […]

CFP: “… the point is to change it,” 40th Anniversary of the RPA, Nov. 17-19, 2022 (deadline: Jul. 15, 2022)

The Radical Philosophy AssociationConference Program Committee invites submissions of 250-500 word abstracts for talks, papers, workshops, roundtable discussions, and other kinds of conference contributions for its 15th biennial conferenceto be held at the University of North Florida from November 17 to 19, 2022. Conference Theme The past several years have been characterized by an onslaught […]

Is Resistance to MAiD a Feminist Issue?

The refusal of feminist bioethicists, (so-called) disability bioethicists, and feminist philosophers in general to address the expansion of MAiD (medically assisted suicide) and eugenics in Canada, albeit predictable, is nonetheless egregious, unethical, and goes against everything feminists should aim to cultivate. Indeed, this refusal should make disabled philosophers (and other disabled people) question the professed […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Stephanie Jenkins

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the eighty-seventh installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers […]

About the Ableism that Conditions Your Criticisms of Zoom

Recently a very accomplished philosopher at an Ivy League university shared a post on Facebook about how they “hate” Zoom conferences and would no longer “pretend” otherwise. Because of the way that prestige bias operates in philosophy and the way that the combination of prestige bias and algorithms operates in the virtual reality of philosophy […]

2022 Online Symposium of the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy, Jun. 17-18, 2022

Theme: Diversity of Environmental Philosophies in AsiaEnvironmental philosophy explores the ways we, humans, relate to the environment. The environmental crisis urges us to (re-)explore how we relate and act towards the natural world. Approaches to environmental philosophy broadly conceived are highly diverse. This diversity is also reflected within traditions and grassroots perspectives on environmental issues […]

CFP: Ethics and Race, Great Lakes Philosophy Conference, Online, Apr. 14-16, 2023 (deadline: Jan. 1, 2023)

Great Lakes Philosophy Conference Ethics and Race Dates: April 14-16, 2023 Location: Virtual, via Microsoft Teams Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Zack, Lehman College Deadline for Submissions: January 1st, 2023 Notification of Acceptance: January 15th, 2023 Any paper that relates to the theme of “Ethics and Race,” broadly construed, will be considered. Topics might include, but […]