CFA: Politics, Polarity, and Peace, University of Colorado, Oct. 18-19, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 15, 2019)

Keynote Speaker: Lucius T. Outlaw (Jr) Any abstract that relates to the theme, broadly construed, or that relates to the overall mission of Concerned Philosophers for Peace (CPP), is welcome. Topics might include, but are not limited to: teaching politics/justice/peace in a deeply divided country peace activism under conditions of polarization polarity versus divisiveness personal […]

CFP: The Lighthouse: Blackness, Disability, and State Violence Between the US and Canada (deadline: Jun. 9, 2019)

In his recent work, Black on Both Sides, critical scholar C. Riley Snorton (2017) offers an analysis “particularly attentive to the possibilities of valorizing—without necessarily redeeming—different ways of knowing and being” in the world. Fundamentally, his work is invested in “reviving and inventing strategies for inhabiting unlivable worlds.” The Lighthouse attends, similarly, to propose sets […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Adam Cureton

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

Mystify: Michael Hutchence and Disability

Two of Melinda’s first posts on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY are film reviews, a review of both the depiction of (so-called) mental illness and use of blindness as metaphor in Bird Box and a review of representations of disability in Bird Box, Hush, and A Quiet Place. These reviews build upon Melinda’s earlier work on depictions of […]

MAP Bristol Conference: Postcolonial and Decolonial Reception of European Thought, University of Bristol, Jun. 6-7, 2019

Philosophers recently have become aware that there is a risk that Eurocentric biases in philosophical tradition may distort the scholarship of the broad academic theoretical work. To correct these biases — which have been critically denounced by the scholars from non-European continents — the postcolonial scholarship made an effort in deconstructing the European theoretical referents, […]

Multi-cultural Philosophy, Manchester, UK, Jul. 15-16, 2019

A conference to be held at Manchester Hall, Manchester, UK 15 – 16 JULY 2019.Organisers: Lloyd Strickland (MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY) and Crispen Sachikonye (UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER) Keynote Speakers:Professor Bryan William Van Norden (YALE-NUS COLLEGE, WUHAN UNIVERSITY, VASSAR COLLEGE)Professor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (LANCASTER UNIVERSITY) The conference will be held over two days in one meeting room at […]

Braille Transcription for Academic Materials and a New Scholarship for Disabled Students

Ohio State University’s Office of Student Life Disability Services (SLDS) now has an in-house Braille transcriber for students requesting textbook and other materials in Braille, providing a faster and more cost-effective way to serve the needs of students and university departments. SLDS’s Lisa Vogt recently became a certified Braille transcriber through the (U.S.) National Library […]

CFP: Violence and Film (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

“Violence and Film” Special Issue of Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence Edited by Chris Fleming (University of Western Sydney) and George A. Dunn (IUPUI) PJCV is seeking articles dealing with philosophical issues that arise in connection with the depiction of violence in film and television. Violence, real or threatened, drives the plots of many, […]

Some Things to Consider About Disability and Diversity in Philosophy

As readers and listeners of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability know, in the book’s fourth chapter I examine criticisms that feminist philosophers and theorists have directed at Foucault according to which his claims rely upon and reproduce androcentric, sexist, and masculinist biases. In a post at Discrimination and Disadvantage, I summarized remarks that I […]