Against Exotic Philosophy, Again

When we approach other people’s thoughts, especially those that might prima facie to be very different from us, culturally, geographically, historically, etc., there is always the temptation to think that trying to fit their thought into our current epistemological, aesthetic, ontological, etc. categories would require forcing it into a conceptual straitjacket and that instead one […]

Registration for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 (#PhiDiscSocCh3)

I had hoped that registration would, by now, be open for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3). With the first two editions of the conference, we advertised the final program and opened registration in September. This year, however, the University of Oxford/Blavatnik School of Government has been conducting an overhaul of its website and […]

CFP: Southern Movements: Transnational Feminist Praxis and Philosophical Interventions, philoSOPHIA 16th Annual Conference, UNC-Charlotte/Online, Jun. 1-3, 2023 (deadline: Dec. 15, 2022)

Keynotes: Ochy Curiel, Jasbir K. Puar, Stephanie Rivera Berruz, and Lindsey Stewart. This year, we invite contributions that promote a broad understanding of feminist theorizing and organizing through an examination of both regional and diasporic relations between the U.S. South and the Global South, including relations among African, Indigenous, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Asian […]

Another Update on The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability

Some readers/listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY have asked about the upcoming publication of The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability. The production process has remained roughly on schedule: the book will be out in the late Spring/early Summer. The contributions to the collection have been edited and revised. I am extremely pleased with the outcomes. I […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Gen Eickers

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

Max Scheler on the Phenomenology of Value

it is not that feeling that something is valuable gives un defeasible justification to believe that it has value; instead, the relation between feeling and value is not cognitive but constitutive: something is valuable because of how it feels (to us, obviously)

About the Ableism That Conditions Your Criticisms of Zoom (Again)

I’ve reposted (from June 2022) this explanation of how ableism undergirds the veneration and continued production of in-person-only philosophy conferences and workshops because I increasingly see notices and announcements about them in philosophical venues. For my part, I have made the decision to not promote in-person-only conferences on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. That is why you see […]