Philosophers and Letters of Opposition to Bill C-7

During the past year, I’ve written various posts about MAiD and Bill C-7 (for example, here), including a post about a letter that I wrote and sent to the Senate Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs in opposition to Bill C-7, proposed legislation that is currently under consideration in the Canadian Senate, having previously […]

Canadian Bioethicists and Legal Scholars Run Counter to Global Consensus on Medically Assisted Suicide

Yesterday the Human Rights Division of the United Nations issued a statement condemning legislation such as Canada’s MAiD that feminist and other bioethicists and legal scholars have developed. For background on this post, go here and follow other links in the linked post itself. __________________________________________________________________ Disability is not a reason to sanction medically assisted dying […]

Hendricks, Philosophy, MAiD, and Eugenics: Making the Connections

What seems to have gone largely unnoticed about the post at Daily Nous by Perry Hendricks is that it attempts to sever any connection between the subject matter of a submission for potential publication and whether the submission is accepted for publication. The implication is that just as there is no systemic correspondence between subject […]

Injusticia Epistémica y Espacio Público según Ángeles Eraña

El nuestro es un espacio público deficiente, injusto, en el que algunos ya saben que no importa lo que los otros digan o piensen porque se pueden descontar fácilmente sus aportaciones, como ignorantes o estúpidas; un espacio en el que la única razón por las que se invitan ciertas voces no es para escucharlas sino […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Alex Bryant

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the seventieth 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 […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, January 20th, at 8 a.m. EST

“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 “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]

Open Questions in Social Ontology

Hsiang-Yun Chen and Sally Haslanger have just edited an special issue on Social Meaning and Reality for the EurAmerica Journal and it features an article by yours truly. This is how they summarize it on their introduction to the special issue: Just as there is a large variety of social categories that an individual can […]

Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex

The writing below constitutes an excerpt of the penultimate version of my article “Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex,” which will appear in Philosophies of Disability and the Global Pandemic, a special issue that I’m guest editing for The International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies. The issue should be out by June […]

Por qué la ley española de eutanasia marginaliza a los discapacitados

Al final de un artículo reciente, el filósofo Pablo de Lora a propósito de la reciente proposición de ley orgánica de regulación de la eutanasia por parte del grupo parlamentario socialista en España, ha escrito: Una mejor atención paliativa del dolor y del sufrimiento al final de la vida, o en las condiciones invalidantes y […]