(How) Is Disability Relevant to the Field of Social Ontology?

The conception of disability that currently prevails in philosophy construes it as a philosophically uninteresting and value-neutral biological trait, that is, as a self-evidently natural and deleterious characteristic, difference, or property that some people embody or possess. Insofar as philosophers hold this naturalized and individualized conception of disability, they assume that disability is a prediscursive […]

The Disability Filibuster is Live!

The Disability Filibuster that I posted about on Sunday is now live. We were Zoom bombed twice shortly after we got started Monday evening and shut down temporarily. However, we were determined to resume as soon as the main organizers and media people at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), which has provided […]

Why Feminist Philosophy of Science? Thurs. Mar. 11, at 5 pm (CET) / 11 am (EST) / 8 am (PST)

Sharon Crasnow and Kristen Intemann, the editors of The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science, to which I had the pleasure to contribute, will be this week’s speakers at the colloquium of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (Konrad-Lorenz-Institut für Evolutions- und Kognitionsforschung). This Zoom colloquium will revolve around questions that […]

IWD, Philosophy of Disability, and Vulnerability

Almost a year ago, I wrote the post below. The post has been viewed thousands of times and effectively launched discussion about COVID-19 and nursing homes on social media and in the popular press in Canada. As increasingly happens when one puts ideas and writing into circulation (especially with the proliferation of new social media […]

Philosophy of Disability in a Disability Filibuster

An event is taking shape which I hope will be a significant intervention into Canadian politics with respect to disability in general and to Bill C-7 and MAiD in particular. The event, which is in the urgent planning stages, is intended to coincide with discussion of Bill C-7 in the Canadian House of Commons. Although […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, March 17th, at 8 a.m. 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 […]

CFP: Feminist Metaphilosophy (deadline: Mar. 31, 2021)

‘Metaphilosophy’ emerged in the late 1960s as a discipline aimed at investigating the nature of philosophy. General metaphilosophical topics include philosophy’s aims, missions, methods, and objects, as well as philosophy’s relation to other disciplines and society, broadly understood. Within contemporary debates, special attention has been given to the prescriptive dimension of metaphilosophy, which invites normative answers to […]

Sesgos Cognitivos e Injusticias Estructurales

Al adquirir hábitos de pensamiento que nos permiten participar ‘mejor’ de una práctica social, adquirimos también sesgos que pueden llevarnos a cometer errores que no afectan nuestra participación en dichas prácticas pero sí pueden tener costos (sociales, epistémicos, ecológicos, etc.) sustanciales.