CFP: EurSafe Conference 2021: Justice and Food Security in a Changing Climate, Fribourg, Jun. 24-26, 2021 (deadline: July 2, 2020)

The EurSafe Conference 2021 in Fribourg focuses particularly on the key concerns of ethics and justice with regard to food security and climate change. We encourage papers exploring the areas of climate mitigation and food security; geoengineering, agriculture and land; adapting agriculture to sustain food security; and animal ethics, veterinary ethics and food security. Find the full description of […]

CFP: Situating Masculinities (deadline: Mar. 1, 2021)

Situating Masculinities Simone de Beauvoir Studies 32.2 Guest Editors: Todd W. Reeser and Kaliane Ung Deadline: March 1, 2021 As a bourgeoning wing of gender studies, Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM) (or “Masculinity Studies”) has been, and continues to be, deeply influenced by feminist thought. This special issue aims to place Beauvoir’s corpus […]

The Biopolitics of COVID-19

Learning From The Virus By Paul B. Preciado If Michel Foucault had survived AIDS in 1984 and had stayed alive until the invention of effective antiretroviral therapy, he would be ninety-three years old today. Would he have agreed to confine himself in his apartment on rue de Vaugirard in Paris? The first philosopher of history to […]

Expressions of Solidarity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Yesterday, Justin Weinberg put a post on Daily Nous that comprises a public statement entitled “COVID-19: A Statement of Academic Solidarity” initiated by Seyla Benhabib, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Judith Butler, Naomi Klein, Harold Varmus, Donna Haraway, and Nell Irvin Painter. The statement, which was the subject of an earlier article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, […]

COVID-19, Nursing Homes, and Public Philosophy

At the beginning of April, I wrote an essay (here) for BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY about COVID -19, nursing homes, and vulnerability, in which I argued that the escalating number of deaths in nursing homes was a consequence of the nature of the institutions themselves rather than due to some inherent vulnerability, that is, some property or […]

COVID-19 and Prisons (Guest Post)

COVID-19 in Our Prisons By Jennifer Lackey [Description of photo below: Jennifer sits at a desk, with hands outstretched, engaged in discussion with William Peeples, a black man with glasses and a greying beard. Cement brick walls surround them. A chalkboard appears on the left of the frame.] When I was last inside Stateville Correctional […]

Public Philosophy and Disabled Philosophers

The Public Philosophy Network, directed by Nancy McHugh, now publishes a weekly newsletter about philosophy events and actions taking place during a given week, with a special focus on public philosophy. Each week, the newsletter, edited by McHugh, will highlight a certain public philosophy event or endeavour. I’m delighted that the featured public philosophy in […]

Governing COVID in Brazil: Ableism and Authoritarianism

Governing COVID in Brazil: Dissecting the Ableist and Reluctant Authoritarian* By  Francisco Ortega and Michael Orsini Brazilians, says President Jair Bolsonaro, are so tough they can fend off this pesky COVID-19 virus, the same virus that has killed more than 147,000+ people worldwide and counting.  Likening COVID-19 to a “little flu”, the Brazilian leader has exposed, once […]

Culinary Injustice (Guest Post)

Culinary Injustice by Axel Arturo Barceló Aspeitia It is not rare to find people who make statements such as “people who dislike reggaetón are being racists and classists” (Rivera-Rideau 2005). In the early eighties, many people claimed that anyone who chanted “disco sucks” was racist and homophobic (Hubbs 2007, Lawrence 2006, Hughes 1994); and some […]

From Scarcity to Abundance: Reconfiguring The Means of Production During the Pandemic

Disabled activists and philosophers have made a number of interventions on social media, blogs, podcasts, and so on with respect to the pandemic and disabled people. Most of these contributions to critical discourse about the pandemic and disability have been concerned with distribution, disability, and discrimination: who should get medical attention, who should have access […]