The new Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science, edited by Sharon Crasnow and Kristen Intemann, was published earlier this month. The collection comprises chapters by leading thinkers across a range of areas of feminist philosophy and other subfields. I am both honoured and humbled to be amongst them. Like most handbooks and readers, this […]
Last week, once again in the context of discussion about MAiD, I returned to the subject of how bioethics and bioethicists continue to shape philosophy departments in Canada and Canadian public policy with respect to the lives of disabled people and the limiting effects that this institutional formation has on the range of views that […]
The essay below was presented at Philosophy, Disability and Social Change on Friday, December 11, 2020. _____________________________________________________________________________ Capitalism and Chronic Fatigue By Michelle Ciurria In this presentation, I am going to offer a biopolitical explanation of chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS. First, I’ll explain what CFS is. Then, I’ll explain why I consider CFS to […]
there is not one such thing as being right. We use normative language like ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ for many purposes – to talk about what we should do from a first person perspective and to talk about how to judge other people’s actions from a third person perspectives (singular and plural), about who to praise and who to blame, about how to deal with the consequences of our actions and about how to assign responsibilities, etc.
Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the sixty-ninth 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 […]
No, this post isn’t taking on the important work done on The Philosophers’ Cocoon blog by advising philosophy job applicants about the appropriate contents of their dossier. Rather this post draws upon past interventions that I’ve made on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY and on the earlier Discrimination and Disadvantage blog (here, here, and here) to reiterate that […]
I am a co-director of Stetson’s Higher Education in Prison program, Community Education Project (CEP). We are hosting a virtual conference, “Florida Prisons in Uncertain Times,” to be held on April 9 and 10, 2021. Here is our Call for Proposals. The deadline for submissions is January 15th, and you can submit your proposal here. We are focused in Florida […]
Watch the exciting presentations made at the Philosophy, Disability and Social Change conference that Jonathan Wolff and I co-organized with funding and technical and other support from the Blavatnik School of Government at University of Oxford! All of the presentations constitute groundbreaking, cutting-edge philosophy of disability!
I have copied below the text of the presentation that I delivered on Wednesday, December 9th, the first day of the enormously successful Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change conference. The chair of the session was Eric Winsberg who did a fantastic job. The presentation copied here is an abbreviated draft of an article that will […]
Call for PapersDisability and African Indigenous ThoughtOrganized by the Disability and Inclusion Africa Network African indigenous thought – with specific reference to sub-Saharan Africa – informs understandings and conceptions of disability. Such conceptions of disability include explanations for, and representations of, different forms of disabilities, attitudes towards disabilities and persons with disabilities, and ways of […]