Philosophy, The Apparatus of Disability, and the #EugenicsSyllabus Project

In the fifth chapter of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I argue that bioethics is a strategy of modern eugenics. In earlier articles—such as “Reproductive Freedom, Self-Regulation, and the Government of Impairment In Utero” and “Biopower, Styles of Reasoning, and What’s Still Missing From the Stem Cell Debates”—I pointed out ways in which the […]

CFA: African Political and Economic Philosophy (deadline: Aug. 31, 2020)

African Political and Economic Philosophy Call for Papers (Book Chapters) Abstracts (250 Words maximum) Submission Deadline: August 31st, 2020 Editors Ephraim-Stephen Essien, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria Kenneth Amaeshi, University of Edinburgh, UK Raymond Osei, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana Paul Nnodim, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA Joseph Agbakoba, University of Nigeria, […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Paul Lodge

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

Philosophy’s Disability Problem

That disability is naturalized and depoliticized in philosophy and beyond is one of the central reasons why philosophy of disability remains marginalized in the discipline and why disabled philosophers, especially disabled philosophers of disability, continue to be excluded from philosophy departments in Canada and elsewhere. For more than fifteen years, my research and writing have […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, July 15th, at 8 a.m. ET

“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 […]

Ableism and Racism in Canadian Philosophy

I hope that by now many of you have read or listened to the comment thread of the June 25th post at Daily Nous about the large grant that the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada awarded to the “Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy” project. In case you didn’t, here […]

Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science

The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science, edited by Sharon Crasnow and Kristen Intemann, will be out in November and can be pre-ordered at the book’s page now. My contribution to the collection is entitled “Naturalizing and Denaturalizing Impairment and Disability in Philosophy and Feminist Philosophy of Science.” The full table of contents appears […]

CFA: Philosophies of Disability and the Global Pandemic (deadline: Jul. 15, 2020)

Call for Abstracts for a special issue of International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies on the theme of Philosophies of Disability and the Global Pandemic Guest editor: Shelley Tremain, Ph.D. This notice cordially invites abstracts for a special issue of International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies (IJCDS) whose theme will be Philosophies of Disability and […]

Avalonian and the Courage of a Pseudonym

One of the primary reasons why anonymous and pseudonymous comments should be disallowed on Daily Nous is that such comments enable their crafters to avoid responsibility or repercussions for their remarks when they should instead face these consequences. The commenter to Daily Nous who uses the pseudonym “Avalonian” is a case in point. That is […]