Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Nathan Moore

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

Feminist Philosophy of Disability at the Arché Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory Seminar, St. Andrews, Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

On Wednesday, November 4th, from 2-4p.m. GMT, I will present a paper on feminist philosophy of disability, denaturalizing disability, genealogy, Phineas Gage, nursing homes, and a few other things to the Arché Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory Seminar organized by the Department of Philosophy at The University of St. Andrews (Scotland). If you would like […]

Correspondence From a Cyborg about the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities Conference

BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY received the correspondence below over the weekend. The ongoing inaccessibility of the ASBH conferences reproduces the exclusion of disabled philosophers from the profession, the marginalization of critical philosophical work on disability, and the eugenic impetus of bioethics more generally. ____________________________________________________________ Hi Shelley: Please consider this for publication on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. This is something […]

¿Hay cosas que no debe comprar el dinero? La propuesta de Paulette Dieterlen

Tradicionalmente se piensa que los lujos están bien distribuidos por el mercado, pero que los bienes de salud deberían distribuirse por las necesidades y el acceso al ejercicio de ciertas actividades, como la medicina, debería distribuirse a través de mecanismos de verificación de mérito. Pero, ¿cuál es la regla general detrás de estas convicciones?

Call For Applications: Wittgenstein and Feminism: Ordinary Language Philosophy’s Contribution to Feminist Theory and Practice, Paris, Mar. 26-27, 2021 (deadline: Dec. 1, 2020)

International Conference and Graduate Workshops “Wittgenstein and Feminism: Ordinary Language Philosophy’s Contribution to Feminist Theory and Practice” Date: March 26th – 27th, 2021 Location: Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France Keynotes: Caterina Botti (University of Rome — La Spienza, Italy) Alice Crary (New School for Social Research, New York, USA) Chon Tejedor (University of Valencia, Spain) Over […]

Philosophy and Structural Gaslighting About Disability

Philosophers generally do not regard critical examination of disability as suitable to research and teaching in social metaphysics and social epistemology; nor do they, generally, appreciate the critical importance of philosophy of disability but rather remain resolute that philosophical inquiry about disability is appropriately and adequately conducted in the established subfield of bioethics. Indeed, a […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, October 21st, at 8 am EST

“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 […]

What is entitlement?

Entitlement is the social materialization of owing To be entitled to something is not the same as to be owed that thing, but there to be a default presupposition that that thing is owed to us. Consequently, entitlement is not a mental state (or at least, not an individual’s mental state;but some of us know […]

Philosophy, Disability and Social Change, Online, Dec. 9-11 – Registration Open!

I’m delighted to announce that the webpage is now up for “Philosophy, Disability and Social Change,” the conference that I am co-organizing with Jonathan Wolff. Hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, the conference will take place online from December 9-11, 1pm-6:30/7pm GMT. The conference is FREE, open to everyone, […]