CFP: Special Issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on Feminist Approaches to Moral Responsibility (deadline: Oct. 30)

This is a call for papers for a special issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on feminist approaches to moral responsibility. Feminist philosophy provides unique insight into the ontology, epistemology, psychology, pragmatics, and politics of responsibility. Unlike mainstream philosophy, feminist philosophy “originated in feminist politics and… included from the start discussion of feminist political issues and positions” (Garry, Khader, […]

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, […]

Online Symposium on An Intersectional Feminist Theory of Moral Responsibility 

Readers of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY may be interested in the online symposium of my book, An Intersectional Feminist Theory of Moral Responsibility. This week’s exchange between me and fellow disabled philosopher Sofia Jeppsson focuses on the relationship between responsibility, disability, and oppression. What follows is a brief summary of my book by Ryan Lake, followed by highlights of my conversation with […]

The Online Accessibility Pledge and Feminist Philosophy Conferences

As the number of philosophers who have signed on to the Online Accessibility Pledge continues to grow, it is worth noting that few feminist philosophers have committed to the pledge. The reluctance or refusal of feminist philosophers to sign the pledge suggests that the structural and systemic character of the apparatus of disability remains largely […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain With Isaac (YunQi) Jiang

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the seventh-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I’m 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 a range […]

Philosophy Casting Call podcast: s02e06 A Transformative Practice w/Jimena Solé

In this season finale, Élaina interviews Jimena Solé, a professor of philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires. Jimena talks about her dislike of school growing up, her discovery of Spinoza, and why she believes that philosophising in Argentina and South America can be a transformative decolonial practice. The first half of the episode focuses […]

Online Philosophy Conferences and the Online Accessibility Pledge

The success of the first two Philosophy, Disability and Social Change conferences has demonstrated that online philosophy conferences are a viable and accessible alternative to in-person conferences. Philosophers know by now the many reasons why in-person conferences should be discouraged, if not rendered obsolete: conference air travel has significant detrimental impact on the environment; in-person […]

Schliesser on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability: An Update

I’ve been busy the last few days preparing both a talk that I’m giving to the Philosophy Club at Stetson University later today and the seventh-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability that will be posted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY this coming Wednesday. So, I haven’t had time to put together a response to Eric Schliesser’s commentary […]

Schliesser on Tremain on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

Over at Digressions & Impressions, Eric Schliesser has written a critical commentary on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability that might interest some of you. The post also draws attention to In the Shadow of Justice by Kat Forrester. The title of the post indicates that it is the first part of Schliesser’s discussion of […]

Disabled Philosophers/Philosophy of Disability at Congress 2022 (Updated)

As I noted in a previous post, I have organized a symposium on the theme “Disabling Philosophy in the Canadian Context” for the Canadian Philosophical Association meeting at the upcoming online Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The participants in the symposium will be: Alex Bryant, Amandine Catala, Emily R. Douglas, Isaac (YunQi) Jiang, […]